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How to use the Built-In Magnifier Tool

5th January 2020

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iPad Air 2
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iPadOS 13

Jacob Woolcock

5th January 2020

Jacob Woolcock

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1:13

| Accessibility
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iPad Air 2
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iPadOS 13

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A quick guide on how to use the built in Magnifier Accessibility Feature on iPadOS and iOS. With this handy tool you can open up a digital magnifying glass and make paper documents and other real life objects appear much larger than they are in real life. You can even apply a colour filter to documents to make them easier to read!

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Did you know there’s a built-in Magnifier in iPadOS, which will let you view real-life objects at a much greater scale? To enable this accessibility feature, go to Settings, select Accessibility, and then tap on the Magnifier toggle to turn it on. From here, you can activate the feature at any point, no matter what you’re doing on your iPad, by pressing the home button three times very quickly. This will open up a sort of camera-like view, with a couple of key differences. On this screen, you can change the zoom level in order to see things bigger or smaller, and you also have the option to apply some different colour filters as well. This can make reading documents, for example, slightly easier by reducing the white and black, which strain eyes, and it can also make other objects more contrasted so you can easily view them. There’s a padlock on this screen to lock your settings; that way, it will remember your preferences each time you open Magnifier. To close it, simply press the home button.

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This QuickTip video was recorded on an iPad Air 2
running iPadOS 13.

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