Have you ever used someone else’s iPhone, and it seemed like their app icons were bigger than yours? Or perhaps you find the app icons difficult to see, and you would like to make them bigger so that they are easier to identify.
This can be a frustrating thing to adjust if you are looking for a setting that specifically changes that option, but the size of your app icons are actually determined by something called the Display Zoom. Your iPhone has two different options for this setting, and you can switch between them if you so choose. Our guide below will show you how to make your iPhone’s app icons bigger by switching from the standard to the zoomed Display Zoom setting.
How to Change the Display Zoom Setting on an iPhone
The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus in iOS 10.3.3. These steps are going to make your app icons bigger, which means that less of them will fit on each home screen. It will also zoom some of the other screens and menus on your device, so they may be a little different than what you are currently accustomed to.
Step 1: Open the Settings app.
Step 2: Choose the Display & Brightness option.
Step 3: Scroll to the bottom of the menu and touch the View button under the Display Zoom section.
Step 4: Tap the Zoomed button, then touch the Set button at the top-right of the screen.
Step 5: Tap the Use Zoomed button at the bottom of the screen to restart your iPhone and apply the new setting.
The Display & Brightness menu has several other settings that you can adjust to improve your experience with your iPhone. For example, find out how to make the screen stay on for longer if you find that you are using your iPhone for something, but you have to keep unlocking the screen because you aren’t interacting with it very frequently.
Kermit Matthews is a freelance writer based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with more than a decade of experience writing technology guides. He has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Computer Science and has spent much of his professional career in IT management.
He specializes in writing content about iPhones, Android devices, Microsoft Office and many other popular applications and devices.