Zoom in on the iPad screen
In many apps, you can zoom in or out on specific items. For example, you can double-tap or pinch to look closer in Photos or expand webpage columns in Safari. You can also use the Zoom feature to magnify the screen no matter what you’re doing. You can magnify the entire screen (Full Screen Zoom), magnify part of the screen with a resizable lens (Window Zoom), or magnify a portion of the screen that stays in one place (Pinned Zoom). And, you can use Zoom together with VoiceOver.
Set up Zoom
Go to Settings > Accessibility > Zoom, then turn on Zoom.
Adjust any of the following:
Follow Focus: Track your selections, the text insertion point, and your typing.
Smart Typing: Switch to Window Zoom when a keyboard appears.
Keyboard Shortcuts: Turn on keyboard shortcuts to control Zoom.
Zoom Controller: Turn the controller on, set controller actions, and adjust the color and opacity.
Zoom Region: Choose Pinned Zoom, Full Screen Zoom, or Window Zoom.
Zoom Filter: Choose None, Inverted, Grayscale, Grayscale Inverted, or Low Light.
Maximum Zoom Level: Drag the slider to adjust the level.
To add Zoom to Accessibility Shortcut, go to Settings > Accessibility > Accessibility Shortcut, then tap Zoom.
Double-tap the screen with three fingers or use accessibility shortcuts to turn on Zoom.
To see more of the screen, do any of the following:
Adjust the magnification: Double-tap the screen with three fingers (without lifting your fingers after the second tap), then drag up or down. Or triple-tap with three fingers, then drag the Zoom Level slider.
Move the Zoom lens: (Window Zoom) Drag the handle at the bottom of the Zoom lens.
Pan to another area: (Full Screen Zoom) Drag the screen with three fingers.
To adjust the settings with the Zoom menu, triple-tap with three fingers, then adjust any of the following:
Choose Region: Choose Pinned Zoom, Full Screen Zoom, or Window Zoom.
Resize Lens: (Window Zoom) Tap Resize Lens, then drag any of the round handles that appear.
Choose Filter: Choose Inverted, Grayscale, Grayscale Inverted, or Low Light.
Show Controller: Show the Zoom Controller.
To use the Zoom Controller, do any of the following:
Show the Zoom menu: Tap the controller.
Zoom in or out: Double-tap the controller.
Pan: When zoomed in, drag the controller.
While using Zoom with Magic Keyboard, the screen image follows the insertion point, keeping it in the center of the display. See Use Magic Keyboard with iPad.
To turn off Zoom, double-tap the screen with three fingers or use accessibility shortcuts.