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How to use your device as a magnifying glass in iOS 13 for iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch

How to use your device as a magnifying glass in iOS 13 for iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch

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How to enable the Magnifier
Using the Magnifier

How to use the Magnifier

  1. Open the Settings app .
  2. In the Settings app, select Accessibility from the list.
  3. On the Accessibility screen, select Magnifier.
  4. On the next screen, select Magnifier to set the toggle switch to On.
  5. Select Auto-Adjust Exposure if you would like the camera to automatically adjust the exposure level.

Using the Magnifier

Use the Accessibility Shortcut to open the Magnifier:

  • Triple-click the Home button on devices that have a Home button.
  • On devices that use Face ID, triple-click the Side button.

If the Magnifier is the only feature using the Accessibility Shortcut, it will open straight aware.

If you assigned multiple features to the Accessibility Shortcut, select Magnifier from the list.

Magnifier controls

  1. Magnification level slider
    Drag the slider left or right to zoom in and out.
  2. Flashlight button (some devices do not have a camera flashlight so you may not see this option)
    Tap to turn on the flashlight
  3. Focus-lock button
    Tap to lock the focus
  4. Screen capture button
    Tap the capture button to freeze the image on the screen.  Pinch the screen, or use the slider, to zoom in on and out on the frozen image.
  5. Colour options 
    Tap to access brightness, contrast and colour filters.

Colour options

Select the Colour options button to access the following options:

  1. Brightness
    Drag the slider left or right to decrease / increase the image brightness.
  2. Contrast
    Drag the slider left or right to decrease / increase the image contrast.
  3. Invert
    Tap to invert the display colours.
  4. Colour filters
    Swipe left or right on the magnified image to apply a colour filter. You can invert the filters by tapping tapping the Invert button (c).

    The available colour filters are:
    • None
    • White/Blue
    • Yellow/Blue
    • Greyscale
    • Yellow/Black
    • Red/Black
  5. Close colour options
    Tap to return to the main Magnifier screen.

Created on: November-15-2019

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