How to Make the iPhone Text Size Bigger & Easier to Read

You can increase the font size on your iPhone or iPad, which means that you no longer have to put up with zooming in on small text to try to read it better. We’ll show you how to change the font size on your devices.

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If your eyesight isn't what it used to be, you may find the small text size on your iPhone or iPad hard to read and wonder, "why is the font on my iPhone so small? How do I make the text bigger?" There's no need to strain your eyes; here are several tricks you can use to make reading on an iPhone or iPad easier, including changing your iPhone font size.

Related: How to Change Font Type, Size & Background Color in Reader Mode on Your iPhone

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How Do I Make the Font Bigger on My iPhone?

If you'd like to change the font size on your iPhone to make those tiny iPhone letters bigger or smaller, it's an easy process. Although not every app supports Dynamic Type (the setting that tells apps to adjust the text size), many do. To increase text size on your iPhone:

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Tap Display & Brightness.

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  3. Tap Text Size.
  4. Adjust the slider to the right until you reach your preferred text size.

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How to Change Your iPhone Text Size with Accessibility Settings

If the text size is still not big enough, you can make the text even bigger with your iPhone Accessibility settings. To access these features:

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Tap Accessibility.
  3. Tap Display & Text Size.

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  4. Tap Larger Text
  5. If it's not already turned on, tap on the toggle next to Larger Accessibility Sizes.
  6. A slider with even bigger text options will be at the bottom. Drag it to the right until you reach your desired text size.

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How to Turn On Bold Text on Your iPhone

If changing the font size hasn't made your iPhone text legible enough, there's one more iPhone setting to try. You can bold the text on your iPhone:

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Tap Accessibility.
  3. Tap Display & Text Size.

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  4. Toggle on Bold Text.

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I hope these tips help you read text much more easily on your device!

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Sarah Kingsbury is the Senior Web Editor and SEO Content Manager at iPhone Life. She manages the web editorial team and oversees all web and newsletter content. A long-time Apple enthusiast, Sarah can't live without her iPhone, Macbook Air, HomePod, Apple TV, or Apple Watch. As the original contributor to the iPhone Life Tip of the Day Newsletter, she wrote hundreds of iPhone how-tos to help users master their iPhones. It's safe to say that she has written or edited every tip published on iPhoneLife.com! In her 20 years of editing and writing, Sarah has done everything from working as the associate editor of the Iowa Source magazine to developing recipes and reviewing cookbooks for a vegetarian cooking website. But teaching people how to use their Apple devices is her favorite job so far.