Have you looked through the settings in the Safari menu on your iPhone?
you might have been looking for a way to clear your history or stop blocking pop-ups, but you may have found that there are a bunch of other items on that menu.
Our article below will discuss the Website Tinting option and what it means.
How to Turn Website Tinting On or Off on an iPhone
- Open the Settings app.
- Select the Safari option.
- Tap the button next to Allow Website Tinting to turn it on or off.
Our guide continues below with additional information about website tinting in the iPhone Safari Web browse, including pictures of these steps.
The Safari menu in the Settings app on your iPhone has a lot of different settings on it.
Some of these settings are obvious, while others don’t make much sense at all until you know what they are for. Our cross-site tracking guide, for example, discusses one such option that involves cookies and other means of tracking in the app.
Another option you will find on the Safari menu is “Allow Website Tinting.”
You may have correctly assumed that this involves the ability to change the color or shading on a website, but it’s tough to discern what it means beyond that.
Website tinting in the iPhone Safari browser will change the color of the address bar to match the color of the web page that is open in that tab.
You may want to use this because you think it looks better, or if the default color scheme in Safari is difficult to see because you are colorblind or have other issues viewing colors.
Our tutorial below will show you how to enable or disable Website Tinting in Safari on an iPhone so that you can see if it’s something that you prefer when browsing on your phone.
How to Enable or Disable the iPhone Website Tinting Option (Guide with Pictures)
The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 13 in the iOS 15.6.1 operating system but will work for most other iPhone models and most other versions of iOS.
These steps will show you how to adjust the Website Tinting option in the iPhone Safari browser.
Step 1: Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
Touch the Settings icon.
2: Choose the Safari option.
Scroll down and touch the Safari button.
Step 3: Tap the button to the right of Allow Website Tinting to turn it on or off.
Toggle the Allow Website Tinting option.
I have it turned on in the picture above.
Now that you know what website tinting is in Safari on your iPhone and how you can turn that setting on or off, you will be able to use this when you feel like it’s necessary.
As an example, when website tinting is turned off the address bar will be a gray color when you scroll down on this Web page.
However, when website tinting is turned on, it will be black instead.
More Information About Safari Website Tinting
Why would I want to turn on the website tinting option on my iPhone?
Some iPhone users will enable Website Tinting because they like the way it looks. The change in aesthetic caused by the change in the address bar can be visually appealing.
Other people have difficulty viewing pages with the default color scheme, and find that it’s easier to comprehend when the website tinting is turned on.
Luckily it’s easy to switch this setting on or off, so you can always try it out and see which setting you prefer.
How do I switch between day and night mode on my iPhone?
Another setting on your iPhone that can affect the appearance of your Web pages is whether or not your phone you are using the Light or Dark color scheme.
If the address bar and page backgrounds are black, then you are likely in Dark mode.
If the address bar is gray and the page background is white, then you are probably in Light mode.
you can switch this setting by going to Settings > Display & Brightness > then choosing the Light or Dark option in the Appearance group at the top of the ribbon.
How do I stop my address bar from changing colors when I scroll down a page on my iPhone?
If the address bar at the top of your Safari screen is one color when you open the page, but switches to another color as you scroll down, then the Website Tinting option is likely enabled.
You can turn this off by going to Settings > Safari > and tapping the button next to Allow Website Tinting to turn it off.
The option is disabled when there is no green shading around the button.