How to Increase (or Decrease) your Text sizes on your iPhone and/or iPad

Screen Shot 2013-12-08 at 6.01.26 PMI can read anything on my iPhone. I just got new glasses, and I’m good to go.

However …. recently I tweaked my text size just a bit bigger.

By making my text size just a tad larger, it is now perfect for me and my eyes. :)

Increasing your text size is particularly helpful for those with vision issues.

(Or … perhaps the opposite would be better for you, and you would like to make your text smaller. The process is the same.)

How to make your text larger (or smaller) on your iPhone or iPad:

Go to Settings > General > Text Size

You will see a slider, and you can move that slider so that your text size increases (or decreases).


And if this still isn’t big enough for you?

You can make the text even larger!

Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Larger Type

Turn ON “larger dynamic type.”

Once you do that, the slider will arrange itself to allow you to make your text even larger.


Remember, you can also add BOLD to your text as well.

Big and Bold. A winning combination for aging eyes. :)

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  1. Thanks for this :-)

  2. Thanks for this helpful post!

  3. I really appreciated this tip! I made my text bigger… and it’s wonderful to see my contacts’ names larger. Thank-you very much. Gloria :))))

  4. masonfam

     /  December 9, 2013

    Is this only available on iOS7?


    • You can increase your text size if you have not upgraded to iOS 7. Go to Settings > General > Accessibility. Look for the larger text size option, and select a bigger size. :)

  5. I love how your posts are useful and easy to understand. Thank you for the valuable service you provide to me and so many others!

    • aw, shucks. What a lovely thing to say. Thank you so much. :) I’m just delighted that you find things useful, here. :)


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