We have previously written about enabling the Magnifier on your iPhone, which takes advantage of the zoom function of the phone’s camera to let you see small or far-away objects. You can access the magnifier by triple-tapping the Home button.
But if you find that you are often launching the Magnifier accidentally, and that you rarely mean to use it, then you might be looking for a way to turn it off. Our tutorial below will show you how to turn off the Magnifier on an iPhone 7.
How to Disable the iPhone Magnifier Tool
The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus in iOS 10.3.3. These steps assume that the Magnifier tool is currently enabled, but that you wish to turn it off. The Magnifier tool can be toggled on or off whenever you want, so you can always come back here later and turn it back on if you find that you need to use it.
Step 1: Open the Settings app.
Step 2: Choose the General option.
Step 3: Touch the Accessibility button.
Step 4: Select the Magnifier option.
Step 5: Tap the button to the right of Magnifier to turn it off. The setting is disabled when there is no green shading around the button. I have turned off the magnifier in the picture below.
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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.