How to Enable Zoom on the Apple Watch

The screen on the Apple Watch is quite small, regardless of whether you have purchased the 38mm or 42mm watch face. If you’ve used the zoom feature on other mobile devices like the iPhone or iPad, then you may be wondering how to enable zoom on the Apple Watch, too.

While you may not have difficulty reading most of the information that appears on your Apple Watch, there may be a situation where the data being shown is simply too small, and you need a way to magnify it and make it easier to read.

Fortunately, you can enable zoom on your Apple Watch by activating a setting in the Watch app on your iPhone. You can follow the steps in our guide below to learn how.

How to Turn On the Zoom Function of an Apple Watch

The steps in this guide were performed using an iPhone 7 Plus, in iOS 10.0.3, with an Apple Watch 2 running Watch OS 3.0.

Step 1: Open the Watch app on your iPhone.

open the watch app

Step 2: Touch the My Watch tab at the bottom of the screen.

select the my watch tab

Step 3: Scroll down and open the General menu.

open the general menu

Step 4: Open the Accessibility menu.

open the accessibility menu

Step 5: Tap the Zoom option.

select the zoom option

Step 5: Tap the button to the right of Zoom to enable the functionality on the watch.

how to enable zoom on the apple watch

Once you have enabled zoom on your Apple Watch, you can use it by double-tapping two fingers on the screen. You can then move around the screen by dragging with two fingers, or you can change zoom by double-tapping and dragging on the screen. You can exit zoom mode by double-tapping on the screen again.

You can also read our article on how to turn off the Apple Watch zoom for more information.

If you are using the zoom feature because you are having trouble reading the screen, then it might be beneficial to learn how to change the text size on the Apple Watch. You can choose to make the text bigger or smaller, depending upon the changes that you would prefer.

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