Here is how you can use your iPhone camera as a magnifier in iOS 10

Here is how you can use your iPhone camera as a magnifier in iOS 10

If you have problems reading some text on your iPhone, don’t worry because iOS 10 or newer now includes a new Magnifier feature that allows you to use your iPhone’s camera as a magnifying glass.

As mentioned above, the new Magnifier feature serves as a reading aid to skim over tiny text a lot easily for users with vision impairment. You simply need to access your camera magnifier to zoom into and clarify what you wish to read. However, the Magnifier feature is not enabled by default, meaning that you have to activate it on your device.


In this guide, we will walk you through the steps to use your iPhone camera as a magnifier. Before we begin, make sure that you are running iOS 10 or later use the feature.

Steps to use your iPhone camera as a magnifier in iOS 10

Step one: First off, you are supposed to open the Settings app from your home screen. Once you are done, head to General and select Accessibility to proceed

Step two: Once you are done, all you need to do is to tap on Magnifier and tap on the toggle next to Magnifier to activate the feature on your iPhone

Step three: When everything is done, close the Settings app as usual. After that, you need to open the Camera app from the home screen and triple-click the home button to access the iPhone magnifying lens

Step four: To zoom in with the magnifier, you simply need to tap, hold and drag the slider. Move left to decrease the text size and move right to increase

Step to activate focus lock in the Magnifier

Enabling focus lock allows your iPhone’s camera to maintain the focus even when you are too close to your object. Here is how you can do this:

Step one: First off, triple-press the home button to enable the Magnifier

Step two: Next up, tap the Focus lock button to activate the focus lock

Also read: Steps to convert slow-motion videos to normal videos on your iPhone and iPad

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