iPhone SE – How to Turn Off Zoom

The screens on the iPhone have been getting larger and clearer with each new version of the device, but they can still be difficult for some people to read. There are several accessibility options that you can modify to make things easier to read, such as increasing the font size of text, but you may have elected to try the zoom feature, which lets you zoom in on part of the screen.

But this zoom feature can be a little tough to use, and you may have found that your experience with your iPhone is not improved very much by introducing this new option. Our tutorial below will show you how to turn off the zoom feature on the iPhone SE if you find that you would rather use the phone without it.


How to Disable the Zoom Option on an iPhone SE

The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone SE, using the iOS 10.3.2 operating system. This guide will assume that Zoom is currently enabled on your iPhone, and that you want to turn it off. When zoom is turned on, there is a rectangle on your screen that you can drag using a handle at the bottom of the rectangle. You can use that handle to move the zoom rectangle to a different spot while following this tutorial, if necessary.

Step 1: Open the Settings app.

open settings



Step 2: Select the General option.

open general



Step 3: Choose the Accessibility menu.

open the accessibility menu



Step 4: Touch the Zoom button near the top of the screen.

how to disable zoom on the iphone se



Step 5: Tap the button to the right of Zoom to turn it off.

iphone se how to turn off zoom



The zoomed rectangle should then disappear from the screen.


Did you know that your iPhone has a flashlight, and you don’t even need to download another app to use it? Learn how to use the flashlight on your iPhone SE and have access to this handy tool whenever you’re in a situation that called for it, and you don’t have access to an actual flashlight.