How to Use Zoom Feature in Accessibility on iPhone or iPad?

No offense, but if you are visually impaired, or you have grown poor eyesight with age or excessive work sitting in front of a computer all day long, then this article will sail you through…..

Fortunately, Apple has got tons of Accessibility features that make altogether your device easier to use, and one of them is Zoom.

The feature invariably makes everything on your iPhone or iPad screen bigger, making it convenient for you to read. By default, it is set to 5x magnification, but you can change the setting to 1x or 2x also as per your need.

Once it is enabled, you can activate it on your screen whenever you want with gestures. Not only that, you can also pair it with VoiceOver to get further aid with your visual impediments.

Without any further ado, let’s begin the real-time discussion as to how to activate it.

#1: How to Enable/ Disable Zoom in Accessibility

The method is pretty simple. You first need to go to Settings to procure the Zoom feature from Accessibility. Read the steps below for a better understanding.

Step 1. Go to the “Settings” app and then tap “Accessibility” from the left side panel.

Step 2. Toggle the “Zoom” feature under the vision section.

Step 3. Now you can tap and drag the slider for maximum zoom level. Drag left to decrease and right to increase according to your requirement.

You can also toggle the Zoom button off to disable the feature.

Now once you have got it enabled, you can easily do the following things:

⦁ Double-tap with three fingers anywhere on the screen, the portion that you want to magnify, and the Zoom feature will come to display.

⦁ Tap the anchor, and choose “zoom-out” and the feature will be disabled for the time being. You can again tap your three fingers to activate it.

#2: How to Enable/ Disable Follow Focus and Smart Typing Feature

Follow focus feature actually comes to action when you start typing once enabled and follow along as you continue to type. Interesting, right? With this feature enabled, you don’t need to drag the Zoom panel manually. Read the steps to know how it’s done:

Step 1. As mentioned earlier go to the Zoom settings in the Accessibility panel.

Step 2. Now under this section, you will see the “Follow focus” and “Smart typing” option. Toggle them on, and you are good to go.

You can tap one more time to disable also. Do it when you needed.

Let’s explore one more feature of Zoom.

#3: How to Change Zoom Region?

This feature allows you to either zoom in a Window, which can be dragged anywhere all over the screen any particular portion of the screen or to zoom in the entire screen,

Step 1. Just go to the Zoom setting Window.

Step 2. Tap either the “Full-screen zoom” or “Window zoom” option to choose how exactly you wish to magnify your screen, You can alternate choices whenever you want. Just make sure that your Zoom feature is enabled right from the beginning.


Even though you are not visually impaired, the zoom feature comes quite handy, especially when you are reading small scripts which are very hard to ascertain and recognize. In fact, it is better to use even if you are ok to avoid developing any visual ordeals.

Keep exploring more such Apple accessibility features, and let us know which one you want to see explained here on our website.

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