How to Enable Grayscale on Your Mac

A MacBook screen with the grayscale filter activated.Khamosh Pathak

Just like the iPhone and iPad, MacBooks come with several accessibility features, including an integrated grayscale mode. If you want to switch to a black and white screen on your Mac, simply follow the instructions below.

If your vision is poor or impaired, the grayscale function can be particularly useful. In this mode, you will not be distracted by the colorful images on the Retina screen and, therefore, you will have a more focused workspace.

In addition, if you combine greyscale with macOS Mojave dark mode, it’s even better!

You can switch to grayscale mode in System Preferences. Click the Apple button in the menu bar, then select “System Preferences”.

Here, click on “Accessibility”.

Then click on “View” in the sidebar.

If your computer is running macOS Catalina or a newer version, click the “Color Filters” tab.

Then select the “Grayscale” option from the “Filter type:” drop-down menu, then check the box next to “Activate color filters” to activate it.

Your Mac screen will now switch to black and white mode.

If your machine is running macOS Mojave or earlier, the steps are slightly different. In the Accessibility display menu, check the box next to “Use grayscale” to activate it.

If you have vision problems, you may also prefer Siri to read articles aloud on your Mac screen.

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