If you have trouble reading the text on your iPhone, you can make the text bigger in just a second and you can even make everything a little bit bigger if that helps you use your iPhone too. This is perfect for older iPhone users or for people with bad eyesight.

Since the iPhone text is bigger, it’s easier to see and it is also easier to select. With the second option you can also make icons and buttons bigger so they are easier to read and to tap.

Here are two essential changes you need to make if you have trouble seeing text or tapping icons on your iPhone. This works on older iPhones and newer iPhones, so no matter what iPhone you have, this will make the text bigger. You can also do this on the iPad. You can’t use the Zoom feature we talk about in the second part of this guide on an iPad.

How to Make iPhone Text Bigger

You can make the iPhone text bigger in the settings, and you can also make it bold if you want to make text even easier to read. This setting takes about 10 seconds to turn on. If you turn the Bold option on, it will take a little longer since the iPhone needs to restart.

Make iPhone text bigger in settings.
Make iPhone text bigger in settings.
  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Tap on Display & Brightness.
  3. Tap on Text Size.
  4. Drag the slider to the right to make text bigger.
  5. Tap Back to save your changes.

On the Display & Brightness screen, you can also choose to make your text bold. If you turn the Bold setting on, it will restart your iPhone before it applies.

When you change the text size on the iPhone, you will make all text bigger throughout the iPhone. If you need to go even bigger, you need to go into the Accessibility options where you have even more control.

You can make the text even bigger in Accessibility settings.
You can make the text even bigger in Accessibility settings.
  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Tap on General.
  3. Tap on Accessibility.
  4. Tap on Larger Text.
  5. Use the slider to make the text even bigger.

This will make some menu options larger, which will make some of them easier to touch, but you can also zoom in on the screen so that everything is bigger.

How to Zoom the iPhone Display

Zoom the iPhone display to make everything bigger.
Zoom the iPhone display to make everything bigger.

Many users will want to zoom the iPhone display in addition to, or in combination with making the text bigger. This makes apps bigger and makes it easier to use the iPhone if you have trouble tapping on small sections of the screen.

  • Go to Settings.
  • Tap on Display & Brightness.
  • Scroll down and tap on View.
  • Choose Zoomed.

This will make everything a little bigger and easier to read. This will restart your iPhone when you turn it on. When you are done, everything will be easier to see on your iPhone.

Best Smartphones for Seniors 2017

iPhone 8 Plus

iPhone 8 Plus

The iPhone 8 Plus is one of the best smartphones for seniors because it is easy to use, it has an amazing screen and a ton of handy features that make it a great first smartphone. 

The large 5.5-inch display is the same size as the iPhone 7 Plus, but it now features a True-Tone Display. That's a fancy way of saying the screen looks much better in all light conditions. We love this change and we think it's great for people who are going to use a phone indoors and out. 

Apple makes the iPhone 8 Plus water resistant, so if you drop it into water for a short period it will be fine. You can also charge the iPhone wirelessly. If you hate fumbling with cords to charge up, this will be an awesome feature for you. 

The Touch ID sensor lets you log into your iPhone without your passcode, and you can also use built in tools to remember all of your other passwords that you need. You can backup photos to iCloud and backup your iPhone to iCloud which means everything is safe if you break your phone, without the need to plug into a computer. 

Inside the iPhone 8 Plus is an amazing camera that you can use to take pictures of grandkids, vacations and anything you enjoy without bringing a bigger camera with you. 

The iPhone 8 Plus is available on all major carriers for $39.50 a month. There are some iPhone 8 Plus deals to help make it more affordable.

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