How To Increase / Decrease System Wide Text Size On iPhone, iPad

Uzair Ghani
Posted 11 months ago

Here’s how you can increase or decrease the system wide text size on your iPhone or iPad for better readability.

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When it comes to core features, iOS is packed to the gills with amazing little things. From Siri to better management of photos, everything’s there. But in all that core noise, many little features tend to go unnoticed by the user waiting to be noticed at some point in time. Today, we’ll highlight one of those lesser known features to our readers, and it revolves around increasing or decreasing the text size on a system level on an iPhone or iPad. Without further ado, let’s jump right into the guide itself.

Increase / Decrease System Wide Text Size In iOS

1. Launch the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.

2. Scroll down and tap on the entry labelled ‘General.’


3. Now tap on ‘Accessibility.’


4. Here you’ll be presented with a bunch of options. The one you’re looking for is ‘Larger Text.’ Once you find it, tap on it.



5. Move the slider to the right and you’ll notice an increase in text size, moving to the left will push things to the smaller side of the scale.


If you’re looking to go a little overboard with text size, then make sure you tap on the ‘Larger Accessibility Sizes’ toggle switch. This will let you go beyond the default sizes that are available on iOS. Also keep in mind that the feature won’t work inside an app that does not support iOS’ Dynamic Fonts.

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The feature is absolutely wonderful to know about in a lot of situations. For instance, if you’re visually impaired and have to take out your glasses every time you have to look at your iPhone, then increasing the font size can go a long way in aiding you read things more properly.

It’s the little things in iOS that add up to make the overall experience a whole lot better. We encourage readers to tinker around with iOS on a regular basis to discover something new that can enhance the overall usability of their iPhone or iPad. Who knows when you might stumble across a feature that might make you fall in love with iOS all over again, right?

If you found the above posted guide useful, then be sure to let us know about it in the comments section below. Also, do share with us whether you’re using the feature on a regular basis or not.

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