Your device can serve as a magnifier so you can better view the world around you. The built-in Magnifier tool uses the camera to zoom in like a magnifying glass. You can use the Magnifier to better see faraway objects or enlarge items that are closer to you, like text in a book or on a computer screen. Lets explorehow to use the Magnifier.
This is for the iPhone or iPad running iOS 14+
To enable the feature, go to
Settings > Accessibility > Magnifier
and toggle On the switch for Magnifier. Refer to below image:
The Magnifier then appears on your Home Screen as an app. To launch the tool, just tap its icon. In my example, my first available Home Screen area is at the bottom right of the 6th page. See below image:
The Magnifier Toolbar
Notice that the objects within the view of your camera are magnified in the viewfinder. Using the Magnifier panel at the bottom of your screen, drag the slider or pinch your fingers in and out to zoom in and out of the object. You can move the Magnifier panel around the screen by dragging any empty area of it with your finger. See following image:
The Brightness Option
Tap the icon for Brightness and then drag the slider to increase or decrease the brightness. Tap the icon again to turn off the Brightness slider. Refer to below image:
The Filter Option
Tap the Filter icon to choose between different filters and find one that improves the clarity of the object. Tap the icon again to turn off the Filter gallery. Tap the Flashlight icon to turn on your device’s flashlight and throw more light onto the object. See below image:
The Capture and View Options
To capture an image of the object you are viewing, press the Shutter button. You can then view any images you capture by tapping the View button. Swipe through the thumbnails of your captured images at the bottom left-hand corner and tap a specific picture to view it. See following image:
The Share Option
From here, you can also tap the Share icon to share an image with someone else via an app or service. Refer to below image:
Close the Magnifier
Tap the End link at the upper left-hand corner to return to the Magnifier screen. See following image:
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