How to Change Text Size & Other Display Settings on iPhone & iPad

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Are you tired of squinting while looking at content on your iPhone? Good news! You can change the display and text size on your iPhone and iPad for easier readability. We'll discuss how to change the text size on your iPhone and iPad, make text bold, and add button shapes and toggle labels for easier navigation.

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  • Make text larger and bolded for easier readability of text messages, emails, and more.
  • Add button shapes and on/off labels for toggles for easier navigation of menus, buttons, and folders.

How to Adjust iPad & iPhone Accessibility Settings

Apple's accessibility settings allow individuals to customize their display settings so they can more easily navigate and view content on their devices. For more nifty tips on customizing your iPhone and iPad display, consider signing up for our free Tip of the Day newsletter. Follow the steps below to learn how to bold text on your iPhone and iPad, change text size, and add button shapes and toggle labels. 

  1. Open the Settings app.

    Settings on iPhone
  2. Scroll down and tap Accessibility.

  3. Tap Display & Text Size.

  4. If you want the text on your iPhone or iPad to be bolded, you can tap to enable the Bold Text toggle. The toggle is green when enabled.

  5. To change the text size, tap Larger Text.

    larger text size
  6. Tap to enable the Larger Accessibility Sizes toggle. Once enabled, apps that allow you to change the text size will display your preferred font size. 

  7. To set your preferred text size, drag the slider left to decrease font size or right to increase font size.

  8. Once you've set your preferred font size, tap Back to return to main Display & Text Size menu. 

  9. If you want to add button shapes to help you more easily navigate, you can tap to enable the Button Shapes Toggle. This will add underlines to certain tappable text and borders to certain buttons to make them easier to tap.

  10. If you want to add on/off labels to toggles, you can also tap to enable the On/Off Labels Toggle. The "I" indicates the toggle is on, and "O" indicates it is off.

Now you know how to navigate Apple's accessibility settings! With these helpful Apple settings, you can continue doing all the things you love to do on your device without straining your eyes.

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Belinda Sanmiguel

Belinda is a passionate digital marketer and content writer who loves creating unforgettable experiences for audiences with compelling copywriting and other forms of media. She used to live in England, has traveled to over 15 countries, and loves swimming in the ocean. In her free time, she enjoys planning women's events and trying new restaurants in Chicago.