How to Turn Off Zoom on the Apple Watch

Small devices like smartphones and digital watches have small screens that display all kinds of information. While these screens have been getting crisper and easier to read over the years, they are still quite small, which can be difficult for some people to read. One way around this is to use the “Zoom” feature that is offered on many of these devices.

But you might find that the Zoom feature is more of a hassle than a help, leaving you looking for a way to disable the Zoom feature on your Apple Watch. Our tutorial below will show you where to find the Apple Watch’s Zoom setting so that you can turn it off as needed.


How to Disable Zoom on the Apple Watch

The steps in this article were performed through the Watch app on an iPhone 7 Plus, in iOS 10.3.2. The watch being adjusted is an Apple Watch 2 using the 3.2.3 version of WatchOS. This guide assumes that the Zoom feature us currently enabled on your Apple Watch, and that you would like to disable it. This will not affect any Zoom settings on your iPhone.

Step 1: Open the Watch app on your iPhone.

open the iphone watch app

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

touch the my watch tab

Step 3: Scroll down and select the General option.

open apple watch general settings



Step 4: Choose the Accessibility button.

apple watch acccessibility settings



Step 5: Select the Zoom option near the top of the screen.

how to turn off zoom on the apple watch



Step 6: Tap the button to the right of Zoom to turn it off. I have disabled the Zoom feature in the picture below.

how to disable zoom on the apple watch



Is Zoom also enabled on your iPhone, and you want to turn that off, too? Learn how to disable the zoom setting on an iPhone so that you will no longer be able to accidentally activate it. newsletter
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