Question from Brenda: I recently bought an iPhone 7 because it was deeply discounted and I don’t really want or need the latest model.
The thing is when I was looking at the demo phone in the store I could read the screen just fine.
But now when I look at mine I’m finding that I have to struggle to make out the text, and even some of the icons. I have more trouble with the text though.
I know my eyesight isn’t what it used to be, but I guess it’s not too bad for a 74 year old.
Anyway, is there a way to make everything on the screen appear larger?
Rick’s answer: You’re in luck Brenda, because there is.
You can enable a setting called “Display Zoom” that will enlarge the text and icons on your iPhone screen. Just be aware that after you have enabled it you will see slightly fewer icons on the screen.
If you don’t mind reducing the number of icons on the Home screen just follow the steps below to enable Display Zoom:
1 – Tap Settings.
2 – Tap Display & Brightness.
3 – Tap the word View that’s underneath DISPLAY ZOOM then toggle the setting from Standard to Zoomed.
4 – Tap Set (you’ll find it in the upper-right corner of the screen).
5 – Tap Used Zoomed.
6 – Restart your phone.
That’s all there is to it Brenda. Everything on your iPhone’s screen should now be larger and easier to see.
By the way, if you ever need to turn off the zoom view you can easily do it by repeating the steps above and toggling it off in step 3.
Update from Brenda: Thank you so much Rick. That made a huge difference. Now I can make everything out without having to squint.
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