How to Turn off Zoom on iPhone? (3 Simple Steps)

The article is going to be dedicated to iPhone users. Those of you who use iPhones may have faced a condition in which the icons become extra large. How many of us face this problem frequently, and the worst part is that we do not even get the home screen icon. well, this happens because of the zoom magnifier getting enabled.

In this article, we shall illustrate how to tackle the problem, i.e. how to disable or turn off zoom on iPhone. If you think that you are not that tech-savvy, don’t worry. After you go through this article you will be able to fix the problem in no time. So, let’s not waste any time further and proceed straight to the topic.

Why is everything zoomed in on my iPhone or iPad?

If this is your question how the hell did the size of icons on my screen increase, then this is the answer. It happened because the zoom magnifier settings on your iPhone or iPad have been enabled.

However, there are other reasons for this too. It can happen due to software issues, glitches, and freezing. Your phone may get frozen if the usage exhausts the availability of RAM and as a result, the phone can get stuck on a zoom-in mode.

What is the zoom magnifier feature on iPhone?

Apple has been innovative throughout its evolution whenever it comes to easing the difficulties of specially challenged people. Zoom magnifier, as the name suggests, enlarges the icons of the screen on an iPhone.

It is designed for people with weak to moderate eyesight. Zoom is basically an iOS accessibility feature that enlarges icons and as a result, it becomes quite challenging to navigate through the phone. Sometimes, you may get confused while tapping the buttons.

But, worry not, tackling the problem is simple. Firstly, you have to unzoom the screen and secondly, turn off the setting. In the following segments, we shall discuss how to turn off the magnifier on iPhone step-by-step if it is turned on.

How to unzoom iPhone and iPad screens?

This is the point where people get confused as you can not simply unzoom the screen with a double tap or pinching out as you do in the case of websites, photos, or videos. The process is slightly different from unzooming photos. Here is how to unzoom your iPhone or iPad screen-

A. Double tap with three fingers

Firstly, double-tap on your iPhone or iPad screen with three fingers and thence tap on the zoom out with one finger. This will culminate in zooming out your iPhone or iPad screen.

B. Triple press on the Home screen button

Another method you can use is to triple-tap on the home screen button. The method is effective not only for iPhones but also for other iOS devices like iPad. If by any chance, the method does not work you can simply power off your device and then turn it on. Hopefully, your screen will be unzoomed.

Now, having done so, you have to execute the following steps.

How to turn off the zoom magnifier on iPhone?

After you zoom out of your screen, you have to turn off zoom on your iPhone. Otherwise, it will be on zoom mode again. Here is a step-by-step guide to turning off zoom on your iPhone-

  • Firstly, head to the settings app and launch the app.
  • Secondly, having done so, proceed to the accessibility settings.
  • Thence, tap on the zoom tab.
  • Finally, toggle off the zoom icon to disable the feature.

If this technique is of no work to you, bother not there is another method to disable zoom on your iPhone. You can turn off zoom on iTunes or Finder depending on your operating system (Windows or Mac). The method is illustrated in the following segment for your convenience.

How to turn off the magnifier on iPhone using iTunes or Finder?

  • First of all, open your computer and connect your iOS device to your PC.
  • Now, launch Finder or iTunes depending on the operating system of your computer.
  • Then, select your device and head to the ‘Configure accessibility’ option.
  • Finally, deselect zoom and click on ok to continue. Your phone should be zoomed out.

Moreover, if this method also becomes unsuccessful, there is another method as a last resort. You can always reset all the settings on your iPhone or iPad. Do not panic it will not affect any data stored on your device. So, go through the steps as follows to reset all settings on your iPhone.

How to reset all settings on iPhone?

  • Priorly, launch the settings app and head to the General settings.
  • From here, proceed to ‘Reset’.
  • Under the reset tab, tap on reset all settings to complete the process. However, pertinent to note, this will affect all the settings on your device not only the zoom magnifier.

Also Read: How to Clear Browsing History On iPhone?

Frequently Asked Questions:

What steps do I follow to disable the Zoom feature on my iPhone?

You can easily disable the Zoom feature by heading to Settings > Accessibility > Zoom. There, simply toggle off the Zoom button.

I accidentally turned on Zoom on my iPhone and the screen is magnified, making it hard to navigate. How can I turn it off?

Don’t worry, you can double-tap the screen with three fingers to quickly zoom out. Then, you can go to your settings to turn off the Zoom feature completely.

Does turning off the Zoom feature on iPhone affect other accessibility settings?

No, disabling the Zoom feature only turns off the screen magnification. Other accessibility settings like VoiceOver or Larger Text remain unaffected.

I turned off Zoom, but my iPhone screen is still zoomed in. What should I do?

If the screen is still zoomed in after turning off Zoom, try restarting your iPhone. If the issue persists, you might need to reset your settings (Settings > General > Reset > Reset All Settings). Note, this will not delete any data but will reset your personalized settings.


In this article, we have devised our thorough research on how to disable zoom on iPhone. We have elaborated on various methods to unzoom the screen and turn off the zoom magnifier accessibility setting.

We anticipate that this article will turn out to be convenient for those of you who are suffering from this problem. Let us know any feedback and further queries from your side. Your reactions work as an inspiration to us. Happy Reading!

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