Mastering the iPhone's Magnifier Feature in 2023

In this guide, we will discuss how to use the Magnifier on an iPhone. As the name suggests, this application on iOS is used to magnify the text on any object. When it comes to offering convenience iOS never disappoints the user. The idea is to get a clear and enlarged view of the text without straining the eyes.

To quickly access the magnifier, place it in the Control Center. Launch the iOS Settings app. Go to Control Center and tap on it. Scroll to Magnifier and tap on the Plus icon beside it. Now, open the Control Center by swiping up to down or down to up depending on the iPhone model you use. In the control center icon panel, you will see the magnifier app designated with a magnifying glass icon. Tap the Magnifier icon to launch it.

Here are the steps to zoom into small texts on any object using the Magnifier app. Launch the Magnifier from the Control Center or the App Library. Point the viewfinder at the object that has smaller text. Then drag the slider towards the right-hand side to zoom into the text.

When you open the Magnifier app, you will see several tools below the zoom-in/zoom-out slider. Let’s check out what these tools are used for. Flashlight When you are in a low-light environment, using the flashlight will put sufficient light on the object, making it easier for you to focus the Magnifier on the text and zoom into the small text you could not view previously.

Filters Do you have visual limitation that hinders your perception of colors? While focusing the magnifier on the text of an object, you can apply a filter to have better visibility in a suitable color that your eyes can perceive.

Brightness To enhance the visibility of the text, you can increase the brightness by tapping the concerned icon in the magnifier.

Save and Share Image You can save the magnified version of the image or a part of it in the magnifier. After that, you can even share the image from the Magnifier app. Point the Magnifier at any object to zoom into a portion of the text. Once you have zoomed in, press the shutter button to capture an image of the magnified part of the image. Next, to share the image on other apps, tap the Share icon at the top-right corner.

If you do not use the Magnifier icon much on the iPhone and want to remove it from the control center, here are the steps to follow. Open the iOS Settings app. Go to Control Center and tap on it. Scroll to Magnifier and tap on the Minus icon beside it. Tap on the Remove button to disable the magnifier from the Control Center.

If the Magnifier app is not working on your iPhone, here are a few quick troubleshooting tips to help you fix the problem. Clean the Camera Lens If the camera lens has dirt and smudge on it, then the images on the viewfinder will appear unclear. Take a clean soft cloth or a microfiber cloth to clean the outer lens of the iPhone camera. Then, point at the desired object to zoom into the text on the object with a clearer view.

Restart the iPhone Often, glitches on the iPhone can be fixed by a simple restart. Follow these steps to restart the iPhone. For iPhone X/11/12/13/14/15: Long press on any of the volume buttons and the side button until you see the power-off slider. Push the slider and wait a few seconds for the iPhone to turn off. Next, press the side button to turn the Apple iPhone on. For iPhone 6/7/8/SE(2nd/3rd Gen): Long-press the side button until you see the power-off slider. Push the slider as instructed on the screen to turn the iPhone off. Turn on the iPhone by pressing its side button until you see the Apple logo.

Install iOS Update If the current iOS version installed on your iPhone has some bugs, that may cause a few apps or features, including the Magnifier app, to become dysfunctional. To solve that, install any pending iOS update on your iPhone. Go to iPhone Settings. Tap on General > Software Update. If a new update is available, tap on Update Now. After installing the iOS update, restart the iPhone and try using the Magnifier.

When you cannot view the small text on any object, and you do not have a magnifying glass lying around, grab your iPhone. Use the steps explained in this guide to zoom into the text on any surface by using the Magnifier app. This application also allows you to save and share the magnified image.