David's iPhone tip of the week: Tap to zoom

Here's an iPhone tip for anyone who can't read the device's screen without the aid of reading glasses or other vision correction: turn on a feature Apple calls Zoom.

Here's an iPhone tip for anyone who can't read the device's screen without the aid of reading glasses or other vision correction: turn on a feature Apple calls Zoom. (The iPhone 3GS and third-generation iPod Touch 32GB and 64GB models all support this feature.)

Once activated, Zoom lets you "zoom" in and out on parts of the screen using a combination of three fingers and a double-tap. Here's how to access the feature:

Activate Zoom on your Apple mobile device

1. Tap Settings app
2. Tap General
3. Tap Accessibility
4. Tap Zoom
5. Slide to switch Zoom on

Instructions for Zoom are built-in.

Armed with this tip, you won't have to fumble around looking for your reading glasses just to read something on your iPhone or iPod Touch screen.

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    David Martin has more than 20 years of experience in the industry as a programmer, systems and business analyst, author, and consultant.

     

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