How to Change Message Color on iPhone

Alicia Santos

iPhone, Tutorials

Changing Message Color on iPhone

Are you tired of the default text color in your iPhone’s Messages app? Do you want to add some personalization to your conversations?

Luckily, you can change the message color on your iPhone with just a few simple steps. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process.

Step 1: Open Settings

The first step is to locate and open the Settings app on your iPhone. You can find it on your home screen, usually represented by a gear icon.

Step 2: Find Display & Brightness

Once you have opened the Settings app, scroll down and tap on “Display & Brightness.” This section allows you to customize various display settings on your device.

Step 3: Choose Text Size

In the Display & Brightness section, locate and tap on “Text Size.” This option allows you to adjust the font size of text displayed throughout your iPhone.

Step 4: Increase Accessibility Text Size

In the Text Size menu, you will find a slider that lets you increase or decrease the text size. However, for changing message color specifically, we need to access additional options. To do this, tap on “Accessibility” located below the slider.

Step 5: Enable Classic Invert Colors

In the Accessibility menu, scroll down until you find “Classic Invert.” This feature allows you to invert colors across your device. Tap on it to access further customization options.


  • If you are using iOS 13 or later:
    • Invert Colors has been renamed as Dark Mode or Smart Invert. You can find these options in the Display & Brightness section directly.

      Simply toggle the switch to activate Dark Mode or Smart Invert.

  • If you are using iOS 12 or earlier:
    • Classic Invert is the relevant option for this version. Continue with the steps below.

Step 6: Enable Classic Invert Colors

In the Classic Invert menu, tap on “Classic Invert” to enable this feature. Once activated, you will notice an immediate change in colors throughout your device.

Step 7: Enjoy Your New Message Color!

Now that you have successfully changed the message color on your iPhone, open the Messages app and see the difference! Your text conversations will now have a unique and personalized touch.

Note: Remember that enabling Classic Invert Colors will invert colors for all apps and menus on your iPhone, not just Messages. If you prefer to have different colors for different apps, consider exploring third-party messaging apps available on the App Store that offer more customization options.

Congratulations! You have learned how to change message color on your iPhone. Enjoy your new personalized messages!

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