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Improve reading on an iPadDonald Bell shows you how to improve the reading experience on an Apple iPad or iPhone with a few simple adjustments.
[MUSIC] If you feel like you're always squinting at your iPad, straining to read books or emails or web pages, here are five simple tips to make it easier. Start with a brightness adjustment. A swipe up from the bottom will give you a little brightness slider. Her that you can crank up for increased brightness and contrast. For webpages, hold the iPad sideways, and you'll see that web pages will rotate and expand to a larger size. Or to go even bigger, pinch outward to zoom in. A regular pinch will zoom back out. You can change the overall text size in the Accessibility settings, or switch on Bold text, then restart your iPad to see the results. If that's not enough, tap Larger Text. Turn on Larger Accessibility Size and then slide the text size up to something more comfortable. Or maybe even too big. Finally, when you're reading books in iBook's app or Kindle, tap the icon here to gently adjust font size up or down. Both apps also have a white on black mode that makes for easier reading at night. [MUSIC] These same techniques also apply to the iPhone and iPod Touch. I'm Donald Bell, and for more iPad tips, head over the cnet.com/how-to/. [MUSIC]