Smart Phones and Magnification


A magnifier can be used as a vision aid for individuals with low vision. Not only are our handheld devices becoming smarter, it turns out they could also serve as low vision aids.

It’s hidden in Accessibility settings, as the feature was designed for users with vision impairment. Here’s how you can enable it.

To enable Magnifier in settings simply

  • Open the Settings app

  • Tap ‘General’, then the ‘Accessibility’ tab

  • Tap ‘Magnifier’ and tap the toggle to enable it

  • Optionally tap the toggle for Auto-Brightness to enable automatic brightness and contrast adjustments based on ambient light while using Magnifier

  • Once enabled, you can now open the Magnifier from anywhere with a quick triple-click of the home button, including from the lock screen.

For more in formation on other low vision devices and to know if you can benefit from this feature, please visit you local optometrist for your annual eye exams.

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