How to Fix Small iPad Icons

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With the new iPadOS, Apple made app icons smaller in order to fit more icons on a given screen. But what use is having more icons if you can’t find the app you’re looking for because the app icons are so small? Apple anticipated this and nested a fix for the small iPad icons inside the Settings app. Read on to learn how to make the change the app icons on your iPad to be bigger.

Related: How to Make Text Bigger & Easier to Read on Your iPhone 

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How to Fix Small iPad Icons

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Select Home Screen & Dock.

    Select Home Screen & Dock
     
  3. Select Bigger.

    Tap Bigger

Now, you’re app icons will be bigger and easier to read! You can change this option at any time. It’s nice to know that Apple takes customization so seriously, even if it’s not always easy to find. Hopefully this tip will save you from unnecessary eye strain. 

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Tamlin Day is a feature web writer for iPhone Life and a regular contributor to iPhone Life magazine. A prolific writer of tips, reviews, and in-depth guides, Tamlin has written hundreds of articles for iPhone Life. From iPhone settings to recommendations for the best iPhone-compatible gear to the latest Apple news, Tamlin's expertise covers a broad spectrum. 

Before joining iPhone Life, Tamlin received his BFA in Media & Communications as well as a BA in Graphic Design from Maharishi International University (MIU), where he edited MIU's literary journal, Meta-fore. With a passion for teaching, Tamlin has instructed young adults, college students, and adult learners on topics ranging from spoken word poetry to taking the perfect group selfie. Tamlin's first computer, a Radioshack Color Computer III, was given to him by his father. At 13, Tamlin built his first PC from spare parts. He is proud to put his passion for teaching and tech into practice as a writer and educator at iPhone Life.