Your Eyes Will Thank You: Turn On Larger Type

Here’s a party trick that will delight anyone over a certain age. Show them how to turn on larger type on their iPhone. My eyes got used to this adjustment quickly and never looked back.


How to Turn On Larger Type


  • First open Settings
  • Click “General”
  • Click “Accessibility”
  • Click “Larger Type”
  • Turn on “Larger Dynamic Type”
  • Drag the slider to desired font size

Good to Know

This setting works on the iPad as well. You may also note that there is another option in the Settings -> General menu called “Text Size”. I’m not sure how the two options influence each other, so you might need to play with it a little.

Thank You!

Your Eyes Will Thank You: how to increase the font size on your iPhone and iPad for more readable text.

2 comments… add one

  1. Carolyn 11/20/2013, 1:25 pm

    Brilliant , as a 50 year old technophobe this was really helpful and so easy to do , I can now see what I’m texting ! Thankyou

    1. Samantha 11/20/2013, 2:44 pm

      You’re very welcome, thanks for writing in! My mother-in-law was tickled pink when I did this to her phone, so I hoped others would like this too.


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