How Can I Make the Apps Bigger on My iPad?

The iPad screen is quite a bit larger than the iPhone, which can make it a preferable way ot watch videos, read books, or just browse the Internet.

But if you are having trouble finding the right apps because you can’t see the icons very well, then you might want a way to make them larger.

Luckily there is a setting on the iPad that lets you increase the size of the app icons, which we will discuss below.

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Why Would You Want to Make Your iPad Apps Bigger?

A lot of people have trouble seeing the content on their mobile devices. Even if you don’t have poor vision you may find yourself squinting as you are looking at things.

Since you may spend a lot of time each day looking at these devices you probably don’t want to damage your eyes or be uncomfortable when you are using your iPhone or iPad.

A good way to fix these problems is to just make the objects on the screen bigger so that you can see them more easily.

Not only will this make it more comfortable to use the iPad, but it will also make it much more fun.

How to Increase the Size of iPad App Icons

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Choose Home Screen & Dock.
  3. Turn on Use Large App Icons.

Our guide continues below with additional information on how to make your iPad apps bigger, including pictures of these steps.

The iPad, like many other Apple devices, includes a lot of different settings and options that you can adjust to customize the device.

Aside from things like changing your Home screen background or customizing notifications, you can also adjust the appearance of many of the on-screen elements to suit your personal preferences.

You might have already gone into the Display & Brightness menu to make some adjustments, but you likely discovered that the option to change the icon size wasn’t there.

Our guide below will show you where to find this setting on a different menu so that you can adjust the iPad icon size.

How to Make iPad Apps Bigger (Guide with Pictures)

The steps in this article were performed on a 6th generation iPad using the 15.6.1 version of iPadOS.

These steps will show you how to make the app icons bigger on your iPad.

Step 1: Tap the Settings icon on your Home screen.

How Can I Make the Apps Bigger on My iPad?

Open the iPad’s Settings menu.

Step 2: Select the Home Screen & Dock tab.

open the Home Screen and Dock menu

Touch the Home Screen & Dock option on the left side of the screen.

Step 3: Turn on the Use Large App Icons option.

enable the Use Large App Icons option

Tap the button next to Use Large App Icons to enable it.

I have it turned on in the picture above.

Now that you know how to make the apps bigger on your iPad you can improve your experience with the device and make it a little easier to see the app icons on the iPad.

You can see a comparison image below of the regular app icon size in relation to the increased app icon size.

how to increase app icon size on an iPad

Our tutorial continues below with some answers to common questions that might arise as you are changing this setting.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I enable Night Mode on my iPad?

Your iPad has a feature called Night Mode that can be useful in helping to make your screen easier to see.

What this setting does is use a darker color palette to reduce the eye strain that is caused by looking at bright pixels on your screen.

It’s intended to be used at night when there is less ambient light and you don’t need ot make the screen very bright to see it.

But you can enable Night Mode any time you want on your iPad by going to Settings > Display & Brightness > then tapping the Dark option in the Appearance section of the menu.

How do I increase the text size on my iPad?

Another setting that can make your iPad easier to read involves making the text bigger.

This is going to affect apps that use the iPad’s text settings, such as Messages, Mail, Safari, and more.

You can also find this option on the Display & Brightness menu.

the steps for increasing the iPad text size are:

1. Open Settings.
2. Choose Display & Brightness.
3. Select Text Size.
4. Drag the slider to the right to make the text bigger.

Is there a zoom feature on the iPad?

Your iPad also has a zoom feature that you can turn on, then use whenever you need it.

You can enable zoom on an iPad by going to Settings > Accessibility > Zoom > then tapping the Zoom button.

Once it’s turned on you will be able to zoom in on your screen by double-tapping with three fingers, then dragging the screen around with three fingers.

Once you are done you can double-tap with three fingers again to change the zoom.

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