How to Fix Small iPad Icons

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With the new iPadOS, Apple made app icons smaller in order to fit more icons on a given screen. But what use is having more icons if you can’t find the app you’re looking for because the app icons are so small? Apple anticipated this and nested a fix for the small iPad icons inside the Settings app. Read on to learn how to make the change the app icons on your iPad to be bigger.

Related: How to Make Text Bigger & Easier to Read on Your iPhone 

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How to Fix Small iPad Icons

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Select Home Screen & Dock.

    Select Home Screen & Dock
     
  3. Select Bigger.

    Tap Bigger

Now, you’re app icons will be bigger and easier to read! You can change this option at any time. It’s nice to know that Apple takes customization so seriously, even if it’s not always easy to find. Hopefully this tip will save you from unnecessary eye strain. 

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Tamlin Day is a feature web writer at iPhone Life. He has a degree in Media and Communications from Maharishi University of Management and his work has been published in the Rio Review and Breathe Free Press.