How can I make my device easier to read?

iOS 7 and later includes a wide range of features for individuals with varying levels of vision impairments. From Larger Dynamic Type, which dynamically adjusts the text size in apps that support the feature, to VoiceOver, Apple's built-in screenreader, there are features that can help most anyone with vision issues make the most of their iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. If you are having a little difficulty reading text on your device but you do not need advanced vision accessibility features, such as VoiceOver, Zoom, or Invert Colors, here are a combination of settings you may find helpful.

  • Under Settings > General > Accessibility (iOS 7 & iOS 8): 
    • Larger Text - Toggle Larger Dynamic Type to ON. This allows you to increase the dynamic text size even more (see above.)
    • Toggle Bold Text to ON.
    • Increase Contrast - Tap Increase Contrast to Reduce Transparency, Darken Colors, and Reduce White Point of the operating system.
    • Reduce Motion - Toggle Reduce Motion to ON.
  • Under Settings > General (iOS 7) or Settings > Display & Brightness (iOS 8):
    • Text Size - Drag the slider to increase the dynamic text size in apps that support the feature.

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