How to Enable On/Off Toggle Labels on iPhone and iPad

Having trouble seeing whether software switches are set to “on” or “off” on your iPhone or iPad? It’s easy to add “1” and “0” labels to make them more obvious. Here’s how.

Apple’s iPhone and iPad interfaces are attractive, but they can also be difficult to see for some people—especially interface elements such as switches, which change color when activated. Luckily, there’s a way to add “1” and “0” on/off labels to all iOS and iPadOS switches to make them easier to see. Here’s how.

First, open Settings on your iPhone or iPad.

Tap the

In Settings, tap “Accessibility.”

Tap Accessibility in Settings on iPhone or iPad

In Accessibility, select “Display & Text Size.”

In Accessibility, tap

In “Display & Text Size,” tap the switch beside “On/Off Labels” to switch it on.

In iPhone Settings, flip the switch beside

You’ll notice that as soon as you flip this feature on, all the switches on the screen will include stylized “1” (a plain vertical line) and “0” (a circle) labels, with “1” meaning “on” and “0” meaning “off.” These meet international standards of on/off switch labeling.

Example of iPhone on/off switch labels in iPhone Settings.

This change applies to Apple’s Settings app and any other app that uses the standard system on/off switch design, including third-party apps such as Twitter.

If you need an extra visual boost to make the switches even easier to see, tap the “Increase Contrast” switch on that same page (in “Accessibility” > “Display & Text Size” settings.) When you’re done, leave the Settings app. The changes will be active.

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