Thanks to the built-in iOS Zoom feature, visually impaired can use their iPhone or iPad easily. This accessibility feature, as you may guess, makes the screen bigger and text so much easier to read.

In this post, we’ll cover everything related to zoom feature. So, let’s start rolling….

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What’s the default iOS Zoom magnification?

The default magnification in iPhone or iPad is 5x. With that said, you can set it anywhere between 1x and 15x.

Do all other regular features work the same way when iOS Zoom is enabled?

Yes, they do. You can use tapping, pinching, swiping, and other features pretty much the same way with zoom.

In case you need further assistance, do consider combining the zoom feature with VoiceOver.

How can I turn iOS Zoom on?

Just follow these steps to fix iOS Zoom settings on your iPhone or iPad.

  • Tap Settings app on the home screen
  • Tap General and after that tap Accessibility
  • Now tap Zoom
  • In the Vision section, tap Zoom
  • Tap the switch that’s present next to Zoom to enable it

Once zoom is turn on, you can access it whenever you want. There are different things that you can do with it.

  • Enable & Disable Zoom – Just tap twice with 3 fingers to enter or exit the zoom mode
  • Move around the screen – To do this, all you’ve to do is drag 3 fingers around your iPhone’s or iPad’s screen.
  • Change Zoom – Just tap twice with 3 fingers and drag.

How can I turn on Follow Focus or turn it off?

Follow Focus makes it easier for you to see what you’re typing. When this feature is turned on, zoom window hovers on the text you’re typing and follows what you type.

You can turn on Follow Focus by following these steps:

  • Tap Settings app
  • Tap General and after that tap Accessibility
  • Now tap Zoom
  • Turn on the switch that’s to the right of Follow Focus.

In case you no longer want Follow Focus, simply repeat the first three steps and then turn off the Follow Focus switch.

How can I turn on smart typing or turn it off?

You can’t turn on smart typing without turning on Follow Focus first. Therefore, perform the steps listed in the last section to turn on Follow Focus.

Once that’s done, perform the following steps.

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  • Tap Settings app
  • Tap General and after that tap Accessibility
  • Now tap Zoom
  • Turn on the switch that’s to the right of Smart Typing.

In case you no longer want Smart Typing, simply repeat the first three steps and then turn off the Smart Typing switch.  See the section below to fix iOS Zoom using Zoom Controller.

How can I turn on Zoom Controller or turn it off?

When Zoom Controller is turned on, you can access Zoom menu quickly and directly. You can enable it in 2 ways.

First Procedure

  • Tap Settings app
  • Tap General and after that tap Accessibility
  • Now tap Zoom
  • Finally tap the switch that’s toward the right of Show Controller

In case you no longer want Show Controller, simply repeat the first three steps and then turn off the Show Controller switch.

Second Procedure

On your iPhone’s or iPad’s screen, triple tap with 3 fingers to open Zoom Menu. Next, tap the switch that’s toward the right of Show Controller to turn this feature on.

To turn it off, triple tap with 3 fingers and then turn off the switch placed next to Show Controller.

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How can I change maximum zoom settings?

Just follow these steps.

  • Tap Settings app
  • Tap General and after that tap Accessibility
  • Now tap Zoom
  • You’ll see a slider under Maximum Zoom Level. You can increase the zoom level by moving the slider to your right side. To reduce it, move it on the left.

How can I change visibility settings of zoom?

You can set the transparency level of zoom settings as per your preference and need. Just follow these steps.

  • Tap Settings app
  • Tap General and after that tap Accessibility
  • Now tap Zoom
  • Next you’ll have to tap Idle Visibility
  • Move the slider that you see under Idle Visibility toward right to increase visibility. To decrease, move it toward left.

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