Saturday, June 17, 2017

Menu Difficult To Read? No Problem Your IPhone Has a Hidden Magnifying Glass!

As we age our eyes are not what they used to be. I often see folks in restaurants squinting at the menu. Others bring their trusty pocket magnifier - complete with a built in light. 

 

Magnifiers come in handy for a myriad of tasks, but who wants the extra burden. Fortunately, if you have an IPhone - specifically an Iphone 5 or later running IOS 10, you already have what you need. Here's how:

1. Open your Settings App and Tap General.
2. Go to Accessibility.
3. Tap Magnifier and set the toggle to enable it.
4. Once you have it enabled you can close the Settings App.
5. To use the Magnifier, simply Triple-Click your Home Button and point the camera lens at the object.
6. The Magnifier controls let you zoom in and out, turn on the flash for extra light, adjust colors and snap a picture for archiving. To lock the focus just tap on the display.