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

How to Make Text Bigger and Easier to Read on Your iPhone

* This post is part of iPhone Life's Tip of the Day newsletter. . *

If your eyesight isn't what it used to be, you may find the small text on your iPhone or iPad hard to read. But there's no need to strain your eyes. And fortunately for you, I got my first pair of glasses at age six, so I'm way ahead of you on this being blind thing. Here are several tricks I use to make reading on an iPhone or iPad easier on the eyes:

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1. Increase text size

  • Not every app supports Dynamic Type (the setting that tells apps to adjust the text size), but many do. To increase text size, go to Settings and tap Display & Brightness.

  • Tap Text Size. Adjust the slider to the right until you reach your preferred text size.

 If that's not big enough you can make the text even bigger in Accessibility settings.

  • Go to Settings > General. Tap Accessibility and then tap Larger Text.

  • Toggle Larger Accessibility Sizes to ON. A slider with even bigger text options will appear below. Drag it to the right until you reach your desired text size.

  

2. Bold the text

To bold the text, go to Settings > General > Accessibility and toggle Bold Text to ON. Tap Continue, this will cause your iPhone to restart and will take a minute or two.

Now you can adjust the font size and read text much more easily on your device!

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Sarah Kingsbury is the Senior Web Editor of iPhone Life magazine. Previously she wrote for savvyvegetarian.com and was the Associate Editor of the Iowa Source for many years.