iPad – How to enable accessibility / zoom options in iOS

Posted August 24, 2010 by Jimmy S in Apple Mac

This recipe explains how to enable accessibility options on the Apple iPad that can assist those with vision impairments or bad vision. The iPad’s OS (iOS) has accessibility options that we can enable to make reading and navigating much easier by zooming the screen in and in turn enlarging the view.  Navigation and zooming is done via three finger gestures.

1. On your iPad go to Settings > General

2. Touch on Accessibility.  In here, we will want to go into Zoom

4. Turn on Zoom.

Now once you exit you will notice that your screen will be zoomed in on the upper left area of the screen.  You can zoom out, navigate zoom with three finger gestures.

Enable / Disable ZoomDouble Tap with three fingers

Move/Navigate while zoomed inDrag with three fingers in direction to move

Change Zoom levelTap twice with three fingers, then hold and move up or down to zoom in or out.


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Jimmy Selix is an early adopter that loves to be one of the first on the block to have the latest and greatest in technology and gadgets. Another love of his is being able to share his knowledge to others seeking it. Feel free to drop any comments or questions that you may have.
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