How to Adjust the Maximum Zoom Level on an iPhone

The Zoom feature on your iPhone can be helpful if you have difficulty reading information on the screen, and wish to magnify it. But your iPhone may be zooming too far, or not zooming enough, which can be frustrating to adjust. Fortunately your iPhone in iOS 9 has a slider that allows you to adjust the maximum zoom level on the device.

This slider is found on the Zoom menu, and we will show you how to find this setting on your iPhone in the tutorial below. You can then tinker with the maximum zoom level until you reach a setting that is ideal for your use.

Set Your Max Zoom Level in iOS 9

The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 6 Plus, in iOS 9.0.2. These same steps will work for any iPhone model running iOS 8 or higher. The maximum zoom level is the limit to how far your iPhone will zoom when you have the Zoom option enabled. A lower maximum zoom level will make it so that zoom can only magnify your screen a small amount, while a high zoom level will magnify the screen by a considerable amount.

  1. Open the Settings menu.
open the settings menu
  1. Tap the General option.
open the general menu
  1. Tap the Accessibility option.
open the accessibility menu
  1. Tap the Zoom button.
tap the zoom button
  1. Adjust the maximum zoom level using the slider at the bottom of the screen.
adjust the maximum zoom level

You can zoom your iPhone screen by double-tapping on your screen with three fingers. It can be a little difficult to get it to work at first, so you may need to experiment with the feature until it feels comfortable.

If you aren’t using the News app in iOS 9, then you might wish to delete it. Unfortunately it is a default app, which means that it cannot be uninstalled. However, you can hide the News app by using the Restrictions menu on your iPhone.

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