iPhone Icons Are Huge

iPhone Icons Are Huge
iPhone Icons Are Huge

iPhone Icons Are Huge

What’s happening if your iPhone icons are large? They must even run off the screen and it also results in some oddity when the phone rings. Sometimes the icons become so big that you can only see four at a time on the screen. This makes it impossible or at least very difficult to move around or find what you need. In fact navigating takes a very careful touch because the icons are so large you’ll tend to hit ones you don’t want.

Indeed, many struggle with this problem, as the icons fill the entire screen, leaving it impossible or at least hard to see the rest of their apps and options. Pressing the home button doesn’t help and you can’t figure out how to get it back to normal size. You may think that you have broken the phone and you are desperate. But you shouldn’t worry, because fixing large icons on the iPhone is actually pretty easy.

In fact, the iPhone icons get too large as a result of accidentally turning on the Zoom feature, which helps people with eyesight problems to enlarge items on the screen to they can better see them. The Zoom feature is available on the iPhone 3GS and higher, the 3rd generation iPod touch and higher, and all iPad models. So all you have to do is to Zoom Out the screen of your device to normal size.

To unzoom, hold three fingers together, then double tap the screen with all three at once. This will bring you back to the normal size icons.

If the Zoom feature is the culprit, it’ll work. If not, to consult Apple directly for help, but as a rule, unzooming the icons must solve the problem.

To prevent screen zoom from happening again, turn off the feature: Tap the Settings app to open it. Scroll down to General. Tap General. Now tap Accessibility (its location on the screen depends on the version of your iOS system). On Accessibility screen, tap Zoom. On the Zoom screen, slide the Zoom slider to Off (in iOS 6 or earlier) or move the slider to white (in iOS 7 or higher).

You might prefer, rather than fumble with the zoomed screen, to connect to iTunes and click the “Configure Universal Access” button in the phone’s summary pane. You can then turn all accessibility features on or off on your iPhone from iTunes.

Well, frankly speaking, you can find these solutions in the manual, but nobody reads it.


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