The iPhone has a couple of cool tools and features that you may not know about unless you specifically go looking for them. For example, the iPhone has a level that’s accessible through the Compass app. But it also has a tool called Magnifier, which you can use to zoom in on small or far away objects.
The Magnifier tool isn’t available by default, however, and needs to be enabled through the Accessibility menu. Our guide below will show you where to find and enable this setting so that you can begin using this really helpful feature on your iPhone.
How to Turn On the Magnifier Option on an iPhone 7
The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus in iOS 10.3.3. Turning on the Magnifier will allow you to use the zoom function on your phone’s camera as a type of magnifying glass, allowing you to get a closer look at small objects, or at things that are far away.
Step 1: Open the Settings menu.
Step 2: Choose the General item.
Step 3: Touch the Accessibility button.
Step 4: Select the Magnifier option near the top of the screen.
Step 5: Tap the button to the right of Magnifier to turn it on.
You can then use the Magnifier by triple-tapping the Home button. That will bring up a screen similar to the camera. You can adjust the magnification level using the slider at the bottom of that screen.
Do you have a child or employee with an iPhone, but you’d like to disable some of the features and functions on the device? Learn how to block the camera and see how to use a special Restrictions menu that provides a lot of control over the iPhone.
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