Ever find yourself squinting at the screen trying to decipher the tiny text on your smartphone?

Or do you always need to whip out your reading glasses to properly view the contents of your iPad?

Well, there’s a solution, and it exists for both Apple and Android devices: enlarging your text. This feature allows you to increase the font size of the text on your device across all apps and screens, making it easier to read. Find out how to enable it on your device below!

Apple devices:

  1. Go to your Settings app
  2. Tap on “General
  3. Tap on “Accessibility
  4. Tap on “Larger Text
  5. Drag the slider on the screen to the right to enlarge the text, or to the left to reduce the text size
  6. For even larger options, tap on the button to the right of “Larger Accessibility Sizes”. The slider will now have a larger range of text sizes. Drag the slider left or right according to your preferences.

Android devices:

  1. Tap on Apps
  2. Go to Settings
  3. Tap on “Display
  4. Tap on “Font Size
  5. Choose between the different available sizes: small, normal, large and huge.

Have your struggled to read the text on your smartphone? Share with us below.

  • I discovered this by accident, and really helpful and for helping seniors in your family.


  • Followed the instructions and im all done. Reading things on my phone has been difficult for a while. All fixed now, thank you


  • good tips, font size is more important as I get older


  • I zoom in when I can’t read something. Thanks for the instructions!


  • I always enlarge the text – such a good idea and simple thing to do.


  • thank you for that! I always wondered if I could make the text bigger!!


  • I had to enlarge my text thanks for the article


  • As I’m getting older I’m finding I need the larger font more and more


  • awesome article, I have a samsung phone and I hate it when i have to squint! – thank you for sharing these tips and I also love the tip in the comment about being careful if you do make your text larger of people peeking at your screen!


  • Good tips, although if you make it too big be aware of your privacy as others can read over your shoulder from a distance


  • Haha, a useful article. so many people squinting at their phones .


  • Great article. Having swapped from an ios to android after many years of being an iphone user, it has taken me a couple of months to get around the different way the system operates and all of it’s features.


  • Oh yeah I always struggle to read the tiny texts, even though I’m wearing my bifocal glasses alaways and have 5,5 for the reading part ! I just have to tap the screen and it enlarges.


  • Thanks for the tip! Once, I don’t know how, but the font became so small that I couldn’t read any message any more. I must have touched some button without realizing it. :-)


  • Thanks for your article,good to know!


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