How to Turn OFF/ON True Tone Display on MacBook Pro 2018

You would want to disable True Tone display on your MacBook Pro 2018 if you wished to have manual control over the display. Let me show you how it works!

“True Tone” display is designed to enhance your viewing experience. What makes this feature so useful is the ability to dynamically adjust display based on different lighting conditions; making colors appear consistent. Aside from boosting the viewing, it can also extend the battery life of your MacBook. However, if you would rather want to control the display manually, you have the option to disable True Tone display on your 2018 MacBook Pro.

I have used True Tone technology ever since it arrived on 9.7-inch iPad Pro in 2016. Though I have found it pretty on point when it comes to functionality, there are times it seems to be slightly wide off the mark. In such situations, I prefer to fine-tune the display manually.

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How to Disable/Enable True Tone Display on  MacBook Pro 2018


  • One notable feature of True Tone is that it can also adjust the compatible external displays when they’re connected to your MacBook Pro:

Following are the supported external displays:

Keep in mind, some display accessibility features such as Invert Colors, Grayscale, and Increase Contrast might disable True Tone.

Step #1. First off, click on Apple menu at the top left of the screen.

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Step #2. Now, select System Preferences.

Step #3. Next, click on Displays.

Step #4. Next up, select Display tab.

Step #5. Finally, check or uncheck the box for True Tone to enable or disable this feature.

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That’s pretty much it!

More About True Tone Display:

As mentioned above, this display technology first arrived on iPad Pro and then came on 2017 iPhones. Now, Apple has decided to bring it in its notebooks as well.

Currently, it’s available on the following devices:

iPhone X, iPhone 8/8 Plus, 2nd generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 10.5-inch and 9.7-inch iPad Pro. It’s available on both the 13 and 15-inch MacBook Pro models.

Theoretically, True Tone is the next-gen of “Night Shift” which has existed on both iOS and macOS devices for long. The latter adjusts the white point of the display and is mostly used at night to prevent eyes from straining.

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Powered by multi-channel sensors, the former is developed to work throughout the day. It dynamically adapts to different environments, adjusting the temperature and intensity of white light. One notable thing worth noting is that you can use it along with Night Shift on your device.

What’s your take on this feature? Share your thoughts down below in the comments.

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Dhvanesh Adhiya
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