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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. RdGzKp's Avatar
      RdGzKp -
      i like the white on black setting alot but is there neway to have that n still be able to see pictures that dont look animated?
    1. mrbones123185's Avatar
      mrbones123185 -
      man i hate the voice thing i triple tap the screen or did something like that and it said something like screen off but everything still worked but i couldnt see and it was a nightmare it really sucks stay away from it.
      FYI: if you hold the home button down for a couple of seconds if brings up the voice command if anyone didnt know
    1. aen's Avatar
      aen -
      nobody ever said they found some SECRETS

      the OP merely stated they found some features

      just like without reading i FOUND out how to copy and paste lol.
    1. lilskaterpunk's Avatar
      lilskaterpunk -
      Thanks man for the post.
    1. ninthchamber99's Avatar
      ninthchamber99 -
      Quote Originally Posted by brianiino View Post
      *Patiently waiting for a 3GS Jailbreak as he pulls out his hair*
      My thoughts exactly. I plan to buy on the Monday after July 4th so hopefully by then we will either have a jailbreak or some indication of when we can expect one.
    1. GregTheWang's Avatar
      GregTheWang -
      I don't see why 2G or 3G users can do this... I imagine this to be more of a software thing than a hardware thing.
    1. PotatoHead's Avatar
      PotatoHead -
      Quote Originally Posted by GregTheWang View Post
      I don't see why 2G or 3G users can do this... I imagine this to be more of a software thing than a hardware thing.
      Apple has to have some way to make the 3GS better than the 3G to make people want to buy it. By limiting some features to the 3GS they accomplished that. That's why I brought one. Native apps work better than apps you get through cydia.
    1. salayyad's Avatar
      salayyad -
      im thinkin about purchasing the 3gs once i unlock my 3g either give it to my brother or sell it. anyone here that upgraded from a 3g to 3gs recommend the upgrade or should i stick to the 3g. i owned the previous 2 and my warranty is almost up on my 3g. if its not worth it ill just by apple care and stick with it.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      I am starting to like this white on black feature
    1. vikblazin's Avatar
      vikblazin -
      well i dont want any att plan so i want to get the factory unlocked version, which would work for tmobile. im sad to hear no updates on jbing the 3gs, it would bring peace of mind even if they gave us some kind of idea of wahts going, cause we're really left in the dark.
    1. Anthony3G's Avatar
      Anthony3G -
      Quote Originally Posted by brianiino View Post
      *Patiently waiting for a 3GS Jailbreak as he pulls out his hair*
      samezies
    1. drm309's Avatar
      drm309 -
      Quote Originally Posted by GregTheWang View Post
      I don't see why 2G or 3G users can do this... I imagine this to be more of a software thing than a hardware thing.
      I wondered this too. I mean, does the newer processor really make THAT much of a difference for the voice recognition, and video?? I understand the camera "touch to focus" is strictly 3gs along with the compass, but isn't there a possibility to load 3gs software onto 3g? or have the programs extracted and put onto Cydia/Icy. I mean ****, Cycorder works beautifully on my 3g, what's so special about the 3gs that we on the 3g can't have it natively?
    1. Creative911's Avatar
      Creative911 -
      Quote Originally Posted by drm309 View Post
      I wondered this too. I mean, does the newer processor really make THAT much of a difference for the voice recognition, and video?? I understand the camera "touch to focus" is strictly 3gs along with the compass, but isn't there a possibility to load 3gs software onto 3g? or have the programs extracted and put onto Cydia/Icy. I mean ****, Cycorder works beautifully on my 3g, what's so special about the 3gs that we on the 3g can't have it natively?
      That is so true... I definitely agree with you on this!
    1. elr0y7's Avatar
      elr0y7 -
      Quote Originally Posted by drm309 View Post
      I wondered this too. I mean, does the newer processor really make THAT much of a difference for the voice recognition, and video?? I understand the camera "touch to focus" is strictly 3gs along with the compass, but isn't there a possibility to load 3gs software onto 3g? or have the programs extracted and put onto Cydia/Icy. I mean ****, Cycorder works beautifully on my 3g, what's so special about the 3gs that we on the 3g can't have it natively?
      Cycorder does have good quality but it's not up to par for a big name corporation like Apple. That extra 50% on the processor could easily be the threshold for these features to be usable at their standards, like Gizmodo said it's the equivalent of going up a generation in the videogame console world.
    1. lilskaterpunk's Avatar
      lilskaterpunk -
      Quote Originally Posted by ninthchamber99 View Post
      My thoughts exactly. I plan to buy on the Monday after July 4th so hopefully by then we will either have a jailbreak or some indication of when we can expect one.
      SAME HERE! Already have the 3GS but waiting for that jailbreak. You can do it DEV TEAM! No new news neither...
    1. Ozzyman500's Avatar
      Ozzyman500 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Magnum View Post
      lmao
      you're one to talk
    1. GrabYourWeapons's Avatar
      GrabYourWeapons -
      I was waiting for the white on black feature. I use it on the mac I use at work. Makes things cool looking, except youtube videos and stuff.

      Battery percentage is a good thing too, I did have it when I jailbroke my phone, but it didn't work all the time. Hopefully this one will stay working all the time.

      To get to it you go to Settings > General > Usage
      Just incase you couldn't find it.
    1. Ozzyman500's Avatar
      Ozzyman500 -
      Battery percentage looks and works great on my jailbroken 3G 3.0
    1. sirluis94's Avatar
      sirluis94 -
      Quote Originally Posted by r1994augusto View Post
      damn... my 2G doesnt have the percentage thing!
      You can get in on your 2g. it's working on mine. you have ti install sbsettings and enable numeric battery.
    1. jimmydee's Avatar
      jimmydee -
      It becomes a situation of what you think about it. The 3Gs is faster then the 3G, more memory then the 3G, larger disk space up to 32gb, more features then the 3G but it all comes down to wether that is a good enough reason for you to upgrade. Just my tw cents worth nothing else.