Magnifier is an excellent accessibility tool that lets you turn your ioS or iPadOS device into a magnifying glass which in turn helps you zoom in on objects. This is a cool accessibility feature that definitely can help people who find it difficult to see things on their screens.
There is a cool feature that can turn your iPhone or iPad into a magnifying glass quickly. This article will delve into teaching all the aspects of this feature. It’s built into iOS, so you don’t have to install it separately. You don’t have to delete it either.
How to Turn ON and OFF Magnifier?
Now, let’s see how we can use Magnifier in your iOS app. I’m going to show you how to Turn ON and OFF Magnifier.
Step 1: Find the Settings app on your iPhone and open it.
Step 2: On the Settings page, there are several options like Control Centre, Display & Brightness, Home Screen, Accessibility, Wallpaper, Siri & Search, etc. Among them, click on the Accessibility option.
Step 3: It will open up the Accessibility page, which would have several options. Among them, tap on the Zoom button. If you are using any OS other than iOS 15, it would be named Magnifier.
Step 4: It will take you to the Zoom page, where you should turn On the toggle button.
Step 5: In the slider that appears at the bottom of the page, you can slide to the left to magnify to the level you desire. The Magnifier is automatically added as an accessibility shortcut.
To Turn OFF the Magnifier, follow the above steps and Turn OFF the Zoom option to Turn OFF Magnifier in your iPhone.
How to Add Magnifier to Quick Access:
To quickly access the magnifier follow the steps given below. Please make sure you have the latest version of iOS. The steps below are based on iOS 15. The steps might differ if you are not in iOS 15 yet.
Step 1: If you are using iPhone X or later, Triple-click the Side button of your phone. If you are using iPhone 8 or earlier with a Home button, triple-click the Home button.
Step 2: It will open up a dialog box on the phone display, as shown below. There are four options, among which click on the Magnifier option.
Step 3: It will directly open the Magnifier app. This is a way to do it because it has a hassle of
To add the Magnifier option to Control Center, follow the steps given below:
Step 1: On the Settings page, click on the Control Centre option below General Settings.
Step 2: On the Control Centre page, scroll down to the bottom to find the Magnifier options. Click on the add (+) button next to it.
Step 3: This would add the Magnifier to the Control Centre, as shown in the screenshot below.
You can also use this Magnifier shortcut in the control center to Turn Off the Magnifier.
How to Use Magnifier?
The Magnifier option allows you to do various things like apply color filters or save magnified stuff as an image. You can also add more light to the magnifying object by using the flashlight on your phone. The Auto-brightness option can be turned on to adjust the brightness of magnifying objects based on the ambiance of light.
Follow these steps to apply color filters to the magnified image in the Magnifier app.
Step 1: Click on the Settings button in the Magnifier app, which you will find in the bottom left corner of the screen.
Step 2: It will open a page as shown below. Click on the Filters option.
Step 3: Swipe through the different colors and choose the color that you desire. I’m not a big fan of this. I’m not sure as to how far this is effective.
Step 4: You can also adjust the brightness and contrast by dragging the sliders.
Step 5: You can also invert the colors by tapping the invert filters button. Then tap the filter again to apply the filter of your choice.
How to Save a Magnified object as an image?
Step 1: Tap the freeze frame button to freeze a specific frame. It’s advised to keep your hands steady so that you can see the magnified image.
Step 2: Drag the slider and adjust the magnification level. As you can see, the image is not that great because we are pushing the limits of the iPhone camera.
Step 3: Focus the image by tapping on the screen, and also, please be aware that the quality of the image won’t be excellent because we are pushing the zoom limits of the camera.
Step 4: Finally, save it by pressing and holding the image. Then tap on Save. That’s it. Please note that the photos won’t be reserved for the Photos app, so you might have to do that manually.
That’s about it. The magnifier app is handy and can help you if you need it. Apple takes specially-abled people in mind who are specially-abled. It’s crucial that everyone can get the privilege to use a smartphone equally. I’m glad Apple is taking steps towards bringing that to fruition.