You can specify per-app accessibility settings in iOS and iPadOS 15

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iOS and iPadOS 15 accessibility settings
Customize apps without changing everything.
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iOS and iPadOS 15 give you the ability to specify accessibility settings for individual apps. The change lets you adjust things like text size, increase contrast, invert colors and more only where you need to.

Apple has long been ahead of the game when it comes to accessibility. Its focus on making iOS, iPadOS, macOS and more friendly for everyone has led to many features you won’t find in rival operating systems.

The ability to adjust text sizes or use bold text, invert colors, add color filters and more have long been baked-in on iPhone and iPad. But until now, changing those settings affected the entire operating system.

In iOS and iPadOS 15, you get much more control.

iOS and iPadOS bring per-app accessibility settings

The updates make it possible to adjust your accessibility settings on a per-app basis. If you find certain apps difficult to see, for instance, you can increase contrast for those titles without affecting everything else.

Adjustments can be made in the new “Per-App Settings” menu inside the Accessibility section of the Settings app. Developers don’t need to change their apps to support it — it just works.

iOS and iPadOS 15 are scheduled to make their public debuts this fall. Developers can already get their hands on the first beta releases, and we expect more stable public betas to roll out in the coming weeks.