If you follow Apple news at all, you’ve no doubt heard that iOS 10, the latest version of iOS was released this week. There are a lot of excellent features in iOS 10 but one feature that I really like and that hasn’t yet generated all that much discussion is the Magnifier feature.
The Magnifier allows you to use your iPhone or iPad’s camera to magnify text and images, which is like having a built-in magnifying glass in your iOS device.. As I personally work with documents which sometimes contain teeny-tiny print, I find this feature especially welcome. I often spend way too much of my time searching for a magnifying glass. But no more. All I need to do know, is reach for my iPhone.
How to use the Magnify feature in iOS 10
- Launch the Settings app.
- Tap General.
- Tap Accessibility.
- Under the Vision area, tap Magnifier.
- Toggle the Magnifier switch to the On position.
- To activate the Magnifier, tap your Home button 3 times (triple-press). Point the rear camera of your device over the area you want to magnify.
- To increase or decrease magnification, drag the slider to the left or right.
- When finished, tap the Home key once. You can initiate the Magnifier at any time by triple-pressing the Home key.
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