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How to use large text in Android 7 Nougat

How to use large text in Android 7 Nougat

You can increase the default size of text throughout the operating system using the ‘Font size’ option.

You can also change the resolution of the screen using the ‘Display size’ option. Adjusting the display size increases (or decreases) the size of text and most of the graphical elements throughout the device’s operating system.

Changing the ‘Font size’ settings:

  1. Tap on the ‘Settings’ icon on the home screen, see Fig 1.Note: If the ‘Settings’ icon doesn’t appear on your home screen, slide-up from the bottom of the screen to open the ‘app drawer’ and locate it.
    Fig 1 - Android 7 Nougat – Large text
    Fig 1
  2. Scroll down to the ‘System’ section and tap on ‘Accessibility’, Fig 2.
    Fig 2 - Android 7 Nougat – Large text
    Fig 2
  3. Scroll down to the ‘System’ section and tap on ‘Font size’, Fig 3.
    Fig 3 - Android 7 Nougat – Large text
    Fig 3
  4. You can increase or decrease the text size by dragging the circular handle left and right on the on the slider bar or by tapping the large or small ‘A’ buttons either size of the slider bar, Fig 4.
    Fig 4 - Android 7 Nougat – Large text
    Fig 4
  5. When you are happy with your ‘Font size’ settings press your device’s ‘Home button’ to return to the home screen.

Changing the ‘Display size’ settings:

  1. Tap on the ‘Settings’ icon on the home screen, Fig 5.Note: If the ‘Settings’ icon doesn’t appear on your home screen, slide-up from the bottom of the screen to open the ‘app drawer’ and locate it.
    Fig 5 - Android 7 Nougat – Large text
    Fig 5
  2. Scroll down to the ‘System’ section and tap on ‘Accessibility’, Fig 6.
    Fig 6 - Android 7 Nougat – Large text
    Fig 6
  3. Scroll down to the ‘System’ section and tap on ‘Display size’, Fig 7.
    Fig 7 - Android 7 Nougat – Large text
    Fig 7
  4. You can increase or decrease the display size by dragging the circular handle left and right on the on the slider bar or by tapping the ‘+’ (plus) or ‘-’ (minus) buttons either size of the slider bar, Fig 8.
    Fig 8 - Android 7 Nougat – Large text
    Fig 8
  5. When you are happy with your ‘Display size’ settings press your device’s ‘Home button’ to return to the home screen.

Note: These instructions apply to the stock version of Android 7 Nougat.  Please be aware that many device manufacturers add their own customisations to the Android operating systems so you may find minor differences from the steps shown.

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