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iOS: Configuring accessibility features

Learn how to enable VoiceOver, Zoom, Invert Colors, and other accessibility features in iOS.

When you turn on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch for the first time, you can quickly enable VoiceOver or Zoom to assist you in configuring the device. Here's how:

VoiceOver

  • Press the home button three times quickly. This is also called "Triple-click Home".

Zoom

  • Use three fingers and double-tap the screen to enable Zoom. If you need to increase the level of Zoom, use three fingers to double-tap and hold, then move your fingers up or down on the screen to increase or decrease magnification.

Managing accessibility features using your device

Go to Settings > General > Accessibility. There are settings for the following features:

Vision

  • VoiceOver
  • Zoom
  • Large Text
  • Invert Colors
  • Speak Selection

Hearing

  • LED Flash for Alerts
  • Mono Audio

Learning

Physical and motor

Managing accessibility features using iTunes

  1. Connect your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to any computer with iTunes installed.
  2. In iTunes, select your device.
  3. From the Summary pane, click Configure Universal Access in the Options section at the bottom.
  4. Select the feature you would like to use and click OK.

Additional Information

For additional information about all of the accessibility features available in iOS and how to use each one, please refer to the Accessibility chapters of the user guide for your iOS device. 

Last Modified: Feb 11, 2014
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