Use Magnifier with your iPhone or iPad

With Magnifier, you can turn your iPhone or iPad into a magnifying glass so you can zoom in on objects near you.

How to turn on Magnifier

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, go to Settings > Accessibility.
  2. Tap Magnifier, then turn it on. This adds Magnifier as an accessibility shortcut.

Quickly access Magnifier

To quickly open Magnifier:

  • On an iPhone X and later, or iPad without a Home button: Triple-click the Side button. Then drag the slider to adjust the magnification level. To close Magnifier, swipe up from the bottom of your screen.
  • On an iPhone 8 and earlier, and iPad models with a Home button, triple-click the Home button. Then drag the slider to adjust the magnification level. To close Magnifier, press the Home button.

You can also add Magnifier to Control Center:

  1. Go to Settings > Control Center, then tap Customize Controls.
  2. Tap the add button  next to Magnifier.

Then from Control Center, tap the Magnifier button to use it.


Use Magnifier

When you have Magnifier open, you can do things like apply color filters or save a magnified object as an image. You can use the flashlight on your device to add more light to an object you're trying to magnify. You can also turn on Auto-Brightness to adjust the brightness of Magnifier based on ambient light settings.

Apply color filters

To apply color filters, follow these steps:

  1. Tap the filters button 
  2. Swipe across the different color filters to view their effects.
  3. To adjust the brightness and contrast, drag the sliders.

To invert the colors, follow these steps:

  1. Tap the invert filters button .
  2. Tap the filter button again to apply the filter you want and to return to the Magnifier screen.


Save a magnified object as an image

  1. To freeze a specific frame, tap the freeze frame button .
  2. To adjust the magnification, drag the slider. 
  3. Tap the screen to focus on the image.
  4. To save the image, touch and hold the image, then tap Save Image.

To unfreeze the frame, tap the freeze frame button again. To lock the focus of the object you're trying to magnify, tap the lock button . Tap the button again to unlock the focus.


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