Unlock the iPad Zoom Feature

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Even with the larger screen on the iPad, some people may have trouble reading what’s in front of them. There are a countless number of people who have impaired vision, and Apple kept them in mind. It’s quite easy to zoom in on anything you may be looking at on the device.

All you need to do is double-tap the screen with three fingers… then slide your fingers upwards until the zoom is where you want it to be. To go back to normal size, double-tap with those three fingers again and then slide them down. This works throughout the operating system – no matter what application you may be using.

If you try to zoom in or out with only one or two fingers, nothing happens. You have to use all three fingers. This will keep you from accidentally zooming in and out all of the time. This feature is not enabled by default. Go into your options and choose “Accessibility”. You can toggle it on from there.

Additionally, you can turn on the “White on Black” mode, which changes the way everything looks for those of you who have trouble reading black text on white backgrounds.

These may seem to be small details that you might feel aren’t important. However, they are VERY important to those of us who have bad eyes. The little things like this can help a device stand out about its rivals.

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