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No more headaches: 7 ways to magnify your iPhone, iPad or Mac screen

This zoom magnification tool on iPhone and iPad means the end of squinting to read the small print on your device.

The Zoom magnification tool in iOS is like a digital magnifying glass.

With the past year’s spike in remote work due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re spending a lot of time looking at screens. And while we’re navigating screens’ headache-inducing blue light and tiny print on websites, we should remember that technology must also be accessible for blind and visually impaired users.

Fortunately, Apple added a number of accessibility features in its iOS 15 release that you can explore and customize under Settings > Accessibility. Zoom is a new reworked accessibility feature under iOS 15. (And no, we don’t mean more virtual meetings.) Here’s what you need to know about Apple’s Zoom feature:

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The Zoom feature lets you magnify specific parts of your screen. You can customize the feature to magnify the whole screen or a draggable windowed view. Zoom also allows you to turn on gestures like double-tapping three fingers to activate Zoom, move around your screen, and change the magnification. 

To find Zoom, open the Settings app on your iPhone, iPad or Mac, tap Accessibility and choose Zoom.

Here’s what you’ll turn on or off to make the magnification feature work best for you.

In iOS 15, you can find the Zoom feature under the Accessibility tab in Settings. 

For more information, check out everything you need to know before upgrading to iOS 15 and these six hidden iOS 15 tricks we found.

This Article was first published on cnet.com

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