How to Increase the Size of Text and Icons On iPhone?

By Rimzhim Sharma February 2, 2017 How To, iOS

The zoom feature on iPhone can be particularly helpful for users with imperfect eyesight. However, by default, your iPhone’s display resolution is set on “Standard” mode. However, you can easily switch to Zoomed mode, which essentially makes your iPhone show the same size user interface like a next smallest iPhone model.

And what’s even better is that it doesn’t just affect the home screen, either–the entire OS will display slightly bigger elements so they’re easier to view.

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Here are the quick steps to increase the size of text and icons on iPhone:

  1. Launch the Settings app.
  2. Tap on Display & Brightness.


  1. Under the Display Zoom section, tap on View. 3


  1. By default, Standard will be selected. Tap on Zoomed in order to change it.


  1. Choose the one you like best and then tap Set on the top right corner.


  1. A confirmation popup will display with the message that changing the display zoom will restart your iPhone. Tap on “Use Zoomed” at the bottom of the screen to use the zoomed display.


  1. Don’t be alarmed when the screen blacks out for a few seconds and then return to the Display Zoom screen. The message claimed that your phone will restart, but you don’t have to sign in to your phone again.


  1. When you return to your Home screen, the icons and text labels will be larger, as will other text and elements on your phone.


That’s all there is to it! Everything on your iPhone 6 and 6 Plus should now look bigger. If you ever decide you want to change the resolution back to Standard, you can easily do so by following the same directions again.

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P.S. if you have an iPhone 6 Plus or 6S Plus, the Home screen will not change to landscape mode while you’re in zoomed mode. You can anytime switch to standard display zoom to allow your phone’s Home screen to automatically change to landscape mode when you rotate it.

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Rimzhim Sharma

"Rimzhim Sharma is a blogger at The Phone Support. An engineer by qualification, she discovered her penchant for writing all things tech and cool, quite by chance. She writes about newest technology trends and gadgets. When not writing, Rimzhim is likely to be found reading, traveling, or simply digging into her favorite foods."