How to Enable High Contrast Text on Google Pixel 7

This post will walk you through altering the Google Pixel 7’s display text color to black or white in order to maximize contrast with the background. Here’s a quick guide to enable high contrast text on Google Pixel 7.

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Time Needed : 3 minutes

Modern Android smartphones including Google's newest Pixel variant come with an inbuilt display option that lets you use high contrast text to make text on the device easier to read. When enabled, the display text color automatically changes to either black or white depending on the original text color or interface color.

Depicted below is a step-by-step walkthrough on how to activate this feature on the recently rolled out Google Pixel smartphone. Feel free to refer to these outlined instructions when needed.

  1. To get started, launch the Settings app menu by tapping on the Settings icon from the Apps tray of your phone.

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    Simply swipe up from the bottom of the Home screen to access the Apps tray and then tap on the gear icon to launch Settings from there.

  2. In the Settings menu, scroll to find and then tap Display.

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    Display-related settings and options will load up on the next screen.

  3. Find Display size and text from the given items and then tap on it to proceed.

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    Another menu opens with inbuilt options and features that you can use to customize your phone’s display size and text attributes.

  4. Navigate to the bottom section and then tap to turn the High contrast text switch ON.

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    Doing so activates the Android 13 display function that transforms the normal display texts to high-contrast texts.

  • Settings
  • Google Pixel 7

Activating High Contrast Text via Accessibility Settings

You can also activate the High-contrast text feature from the Accessibility settings menu of your phone.

  • To do so, simply navigate to your phone’s Settings-> Accessibility menu. Navigate to the Display section in the Accessibility menu then tap Text and display.
  • On the next screen, you will see different text and display attributes including Font size, Display size, Bold text and more. 
  • To continue, scroll down to the bottom of the screen then toggle to turn on the switch next to High-contrast text.

Doing so enables the high-contrast text feature system-wide.

How does the High-Contrast Text feature work?

High-contrast text was first introduced in Android 12 and retained in Android 13. Such is a handy feature to enhance readability of the displayed text. It usually works by rendering black text with a thin white outline or white text with a thin black outline depending on the interface color or background. While there may not be a significant difference than the normal text display, this can help make text more readable especially when using an app with a complex and colorful background.

High-contrast text may not be supported by all apps so high-contrast text results may not be visible on some of your downloaded third-party apps.

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