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iPhone and iPod touch: Home screen icons are magnified or large

Symptoms

If the icons on your Home screen appear too large, the zoom feature may be enabled on your device. Follow the instructions in this article to disable this feature.

Note: Accessibility options, including zoom, are only available on iPhone 3GS and iPod touch (3rd generation).

Resolution

You can use iTunes to enable or disable any accessibility feature, including Zoom:

  1. Connect your device to a computer and open iTunes.
  2. Locate and click on the device under Devices:
    [Source-list screenshot]
  3. In the Summary pane, click Configure Universal Access:

    [Options in Summary Pane screenshot]
  4. Select Neither to disable Zoom:
    [Universal Access screenshot]
  5. Click OK and then click Sync to save the changes to your device.

If you do not have access to a computer or iTunes, use the following steps to disable Zoom on the device.

  1. On the Home screen, double-tap with three fingers to exit zoom.
  2. Locate and tap on Settings > General > Accessibility:
    [Accessibility settings screenshot]
  3. Tap Zoom and turn off using the slider:
    [Zoom feature screenshot]

For additional information and assistance with accessibility features, refer to the iPhone User Guide or iPod touch User Guide.

Last Modified: May 28, 2010
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