Magnifier is an accessibility feature that is built-in free into all iOS devices including iPhones and iPads. It essentially turns an iPhone or iPad into a magnifying glass that can zoom in and out on both near and far objects. It also provides the ability to take pictures of zoomed-in objects, change color contrast, and add illumination. This is a very versatile feature that can be implemented in many different scenarios.
In this article I will be demonstrating how to access the magnifier on an iPhone X or newer, however the process is very similar for older iPhones and iPads. In future articles I will be covering different features of the magnifier. And how to incorporate the magnifier for orientation and mobility purposes for people who are visually impaired that would benefit from increased magnification.
Step 1: Go to home screen, locate settings tab, tap it.
Step 2: Scroll down to Accessibility tab, tap it.
Step 3: Find Magnifier tab, tap it.
Step 4: Turn Magnifier tab on by tapping toggle button.
Step 5: Tap the top right side button 3 times quickly to activate magnifier shortcut. If you have an older phone tap the home button 3 times quickly.
Step 6: Select Magnifier tab from accessibility shortcuts. This will activate the magnifier.
Now that the Magnifier is turned on and opened there are several settings that are worth exploring which will be covered in the next article. For my full Magnifier O&M video click below.