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  • Features Found! Invert Screen, Voiceover, More - iPhone 3G S Accessibility Options


    Found new features in the iPhone 3G S! There is an Accessibility option in general settings that does some real cool stuff. Big props to MMi user jonban for leaving me a visitor message tipping us off!

    White on Black

    My personal favorite. Throwing the White on Black toggle inverts the colors phone-wide. Gives your iPhone a psychedelic look everywhere, including apps. This will have to do while we're waiting for the iPhone 3G S to be jailbroken so we can do some themeing.

    This issue with this feature is the iPhone has trouble running some applications (games) leading to screen flicker. How this feature helps Accessibility, I have no idea.



    Voice Over

    For people having trouble reading the screen Apple has introduced VoiceOver. When on and you click ANY menu item the iPhone selects it, and reads it to you. To then select the menu item you have to double tap -- anywhere on the screen. This works iPhone-wide.



    Zoom

    Also for people having trouble reading the screen the iPhone 3G S can zoom in closer, anywhere. Turn the feature and double tap the screen with three fingers. Hold an move your fingers up and down after the second tap to zoom in and out. This feature also works phone-wide. The phone remembers how much you have zoomed and keeps that zoom setting as you browse through the menus. To turn off double tap with three fingers again.



    Speak Auto-test

    With this feature on the iPhone 3G S speaks what pops up in the auto-text correction box when you are typing.




    Mono Audio

    Simply makes audio mono instead of stereo.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Features Found! Invert Screen, Voiceover, More - iPhone 3G S Accessibility Options started by Cody Overcash View original post
    Comments 58 Comments
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      I was wondering when you were going to post something about this. Found it myself last night as well...very cool stuff!

      Maybe these are some steps by Apple to to get people not to jailbreak??? Could we see more Accessibility/Theming options on future Firware Updates???
    1. Bodey's Avatar
      Bodey -
      very cool
    1. jetfuel495's Avatar
      jetfuel495 -
      Amusing. Although I think the mono audio option is kinda pointless.
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      Quote Originally Posted by Melech518 View Post
      I was wondering when you were going to post something about this. Found it myself last night as well...very cool stuff!

      Maybe these are some steps by Apple to to get people not to jailbreak??? Could we see more Accessibility/Theming options on future Firware Updates???
      This clearly isn't meant to work as a theme. It is meant for the hearing and visually impaired.
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      Quote Originally Posted by sziklassy View Post
      This clearly isn't meant to work as a theme. It is meant for the hearing and visually impaired.
      Yes, Clearly, but it still leaves the door open is all I am saying
    1. bscott05's Avatar
      bscott05 -
      How did you get the battery indicator % to show up on the 3Gs

      i know you can when you edit the plists on the regular 3.o for the 3G...

      but for on topic post.. i was using it for an hour today.. then got old.. to retro for me
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      Man I want the iPhone 3GS sooooooooooo bad but I kinda just spent 1500 on a MacBook Pro!!!!
    1. Cody Overcash's Avatar
      Cody Overcash -
      Quote Originally Posted by bscott05 View Post
      How did you get the battery indicator % to show up on the 3Gs

      i know you can when you edit the plists on the regular 3.o for the 3G...

      but for on topic post.. i was using it for an hour today.. then got old.. to retro for me
      iPhone 3G S came like that out of the box
    1. brianiino's Avatar
      brianiino -
      *Patiently waiting for a 3GS Jailbreak as he pulls out his hair*
    1. bscott05's Avatar
      bscott05 -
      ^^^^ lol same here.. ahhhh!!!

      damn that sucks.. mine just looks normal, no % out of the box... oh well, when the JB comes, ill have it.. hopefully with in the week....
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      Quote Originally Posted by Melech518 View Post
      Yes, Clearly, but it still leaves the door open is all I am saying
      I wouldn't say so. It isn't like themes have been an elusively hard thing for Apple to implement. They simply don't want to. Theming and making handicapped usability on a phone are two different things entirely.

      Quote Originally Posted by cash7c3 View Post
      iPhone 3G S came like that out of the box
      Mine did not. There is a setting somewhere that I found. I don;t think it was under accessibility but it was under the settings.

      EDIT: Under Usage there is a battery indicator slide tab
      EDIT EDIT: Sayam beet me to it :P

      Quote Originally Posted by jetfuel495 View Post
      Amusing. Although I think the mono audio option is kinda pointless.
      Not if you are deaf (or nearly deaf) in one ear and are listening to phone/music through headphones.
    1. sayam's Avatar
      sayam -
      Quote Originally Posted by brianiino View Post
      *Patiently waiting for a 3GS Jailbreak as he pulls out his hair*
      Go to Settings --> General --> Usage to turn on/ off battery percentage thing
    1. pwally's Avatar
      pwally -
      Quote Originally Posted by jetfuel495 View Post
      Amusing. Although I think the mono audio option is kinda pointless.
      Mono isn't pointless if you're deaf in one ear.
    1. r1994augusto's Avatar
      r1994augusto -
      damn... my 2G doesnt have the percentage thing!
    1. sayam's Avatar
      sayam -
      Quote Originally Posted by r1994augusto View Post
      damn... my 2G doesnt have the percentage thing!
      No ones does including mine
    1. designgears's Avatar
      designgears -
      wow, MMI, this is soooo awesome!! GREAT FINDD!!

      NOOOOTTTTTT

      this is clearly on the apple site and how to use these features...

      http://www.apple.com/iphone/iphone-3...ssibility.html
    1. Magnum's Avatar
      Magnum -
      Quote Originally Posted by designgears View Post
      wow, MMI, this is soooo awesome!! GREAT FINDD!!

      NOOOOTTTTTT

      this is clearly on the apple site and how to use these features...

      Apple - iPhone - Accessibility
      lmao
    1. Treadeater's Avatar
      Treadeater -
      Can't wait to get my 3Gs... just waiting a couple months until jailbreak is out and the first line of buggy phones to be corrected(remember the 3G yellow screens).
    1. aboudiiiiii's Avatar
      aboudiiiiii -
      The best of those features is the white on black. All the others are simply gay. I wish they would've gave us MMS quicker or at least emoticons instead
    1. buddyisonfire's Avatar
      buddyisonfire -
      Quote Originally Posted by designgears View Post
      wow, MMI, this is soooo awesome!! GREAT FINDD!!

      NOOOOTTTTTT

      this is clearly on the apple site and how to use these features...

      Apple - iPhone - Accessibility
      Yeah, I was about to say the same thing. These features were highly publicized with the announcement of the 3GS. No secrets there.