iOS 16.4 update can dim epilepsy-inducing flashing lights in videos

Apple recently released the first RC (Release Candidate) version of iOS 16.4 and people are now putting it through its paces. One of the things people noticed throughout the beta process was a new accessibility feature designed for people with epilepsy.

The new feature appears to dim flashing lights in videos in an effort to protect those who might be affected by such things.

Posted a screenshot showing the feature RedditApple’s description also indicates that its media player will display when parts of the video with flashing lights are coming up.

Video content showing repeated flashing or strobing lights will automatically fade out. The video timeline will be displayed when flashing lights occur in the timeline of supported media.

This is a big accessibility addition and one that can be very important for epileptics.

There is no hard indication when Apple will release iOS 16.4 to the public, but we expect it to be given the latest RC update soon. It’s possible that Apple will make iOS 16.4 available to the public before the end of March, but only time will tell. This may depend on whether any major issues are discovered as part of that RC release.

For those with iOS 16.4 installed, the new feature can be found under the Motions section of the Accessibility option in the Settings app.

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