Find and open the Magnifier app
On your iPhone or iPad, open the Magnifier app. If you don't see the Magnifier app, on the Home Screen, swipe down and search for Magnifier.
Magnifier should not be relied upon in circumstances where you may be harmed or injured, in high-risk or emergency situations, or for navigation.
Enhance your view
Magnifier can make an object easier to see by zooming in, applying color filters, adding light with the flashlight, and adjusting the brightness or contrast of the image.
Adjust the brightness or contrast
Tap the Brightness button or Contrast button and drag the slider.
Apply color filters
Tap the Filters button and swipe across the different color filters to view their effects.
Freeze the frame
- Tap the Freeze Frame button .
- Use the controls to zoom and adjust the image.
- When you finish making adjustments:
- To save the image to your Photos library, tap the Share button and tap Save Image.
- To freeze another frame, tap the Multi-Photo Mode button .
- To return to the live lens, tap the End button .
Detect people around you
Requires iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, or later Pro model with iOS 14.2 or later
You can use Magnifier to detect people and help you maintain a physical or social distance between others. When your iPhone detects people nearby, you're notified with sounds, speech, or haptic feedback. The notifications are more frequent when a person is closer to you.
Detect doors around you
Requires iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, or later Pro model with iOS 16 or later
You can use Magnifier to locate a door or entryway, understand how far you're standing from the door, figure out how to open the door and anticipate which way it might swing open, and read any signs or labels on or around the door.
Get image descriptions of your surroundings
With Point and Speak, Magnifier can identify and read text on physical objects that you point to–like keypads on doors or buttons on electrical appliances–to help you interact with them more easily.
Quickly access Magnifier
If you use Magnifier frequently, you can create an Accessibility Shortcut to open it with the triple-click of a button. You can also add Magnifier to Control Center for easier access.
If you have an iPhone 15 Pro or iPhone 15 Pro Max, you can customize the Action button to open Magnifier when you press the button.