How To Turn Off Zoom (Magnifier) On Your iPhone

Can’t turn off Zoom on your iPhone? It's Easy to Fix

By Dave Johnson - Senior Staff Writer
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The Zoom feature lets you magnify your iPhone’s screen. You can magnify the entire screen (Full Screen Zoom) or magnify only part of the screen with a resizable lens (Window Zoom). Zoom also allows you to turn on gestures like double-tapping three fingers to activate Zoom, move around your screen and change the magnification. And, you can use Zoom together with VoiceOver. You may want to turn on Zoom and now you may want to turn off. You may have turned on Zoom accidentally and now you may want to get rid of it. In this article, I’ll explain how you can disable Zoom (magnifier) on your iPhone.

How to turn off Zoom on your iPhone

Turn off Zoom in Settings on your iPhone

You can turn off Zoom in Settings on your iPhone as follows:

  • Go to Settings > General > Accessibility.
  • Tap Zoom, and then toggle off Zoom.
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Photo Credit: Apple

You may be unable to turn off zoom on your iPhone using the above method as you may not see the on/off switch in Settings. If this is the case, then try the next method.

Turn off Zoom on iPhone with 3 finger double tap

If you can’t access Settings because your Home Screen icons are magnified, double tap with three fingers on the display to zoom out. You’ll now be able to see and access the on/off switch so that you can disable it.

If you are still unable to turn off Zoom, don’t worry. Simply try the method below.

Turn off Zoom on iPhone using Finder or iTunes

You can also use the Finder or iTunes to turn off Zoom on your iPhone. Here’s how:

  1. Connect your iPhone to a computer using appropriate cable.
  2. If your Mac is running macOS Catalina or later, launch Finder. If your Mac is running macOS Mojave or earlier, or a PC, launch iTunes.
  3. Select your iPhone when it appears in the Finder or iTunes.
  4. Click on Configure Accessibility.
  5. To turn off Zoom on your iPhone, deselect the Zoom checkbox.
  6. Click OK to finish.
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Photo Credit: Apple

See also: A Complete Guide to Default iPhone Apps and What They Do

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Dave Johnson is a staff writer for GeeksChalk based in New Jersey. He covers news, how-tos, and user guides for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch.
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