How to Change the Contrast on an iPad for an E-book

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The iPad provides three color settings that you can use with iBooks to change the contrast of your e-book. Sepia provides a more traditional paperback color, while the Night option makes it easier to read in the dark. You can also change accessibility settings on the iPad to make viewing easier in general. Other options you can change include the ability to choose from five font styles, adjust the text size and change from a page view to a scrolling view format.

1 IBook Contrast

2 Open the book

Open the book you want to read on your iPad using the iBooks app.

3 Select the Aa icon in the menu bar

Select the "Aa" icon in the menu bar.

4 Adjust the brightness slider

Adjust the brightness slider left or right to decease or increase the light level of the backlight.

5 Tap the small A

Tap the small "A" to decrease the font size. Tap the large "A" to increase the font size.

6 Change from page view

Change from page view to scrolling view by setting the "Scrolling View" toggle switch to the "on" position.

7 Select a contrast option

Select a contrast option by selecting one of the available color bubbles.

8 Tap anywhere outside the settings box

Tap anywhere outside the settings box to return to your book.

9 Accessibility Settings

10 Tap the Settings'' app

Tap the "Settings" app.

11 Select the General option

Select the "General" option and choose "Accessibility."

12 Set the Invert Colors

Set the "Invert Colors" toggle switch to the "on" position to completely reverse the contrast.

13 Select the Increase

Select the "Increase Contrast" option and set the "Increase Contrast" toggle switch to the "on" position.

  • Information in this article applies to iOS 7. It may vary slightly or significantly with other versions or products.

Avery Martin holds a Bachelor of Music in opera performance and a Bachelor of Arts in East Asian studies. As a professional writer, she has written for, Samsung and IBM. Martin contributed English translations for a collection of Japanese poems by Misuzu Kaneko. She has worked as an educator in Japan, and she runs a private voice studio out of her home. She writes about education, music and travel.