The camera on the iPhone is pretty good, and it’s entirely possible that it has replaced any other camera that you might have used. But there is some interesting functionality that becomes available to you on your iPhone because of the presence of that camera.
One of the things that you can do with the camera lens is use it as a magnifying glass. This is a feature separate from the Camera app. You can enable it from the Settings menu, then triple-click your Home button to open the Magnifier. It’s a pretty neat feature, so continue below to see how you can start using it on your iPhone.
How to Enable the Magnifier on the iPhone 7
The steps in this article were written using an iPhone 7 Plus in iOS 10.3.3. Note that you need to enable this setting first before you are able to use the magnifier feature on the device.
Step 1: Open the Settings menu.
Step 2: Choose the General option.
Step 3: select the Accessibility menu.
Step 4: Touch the Magnifier option.
Step 5: Tap the button to the right of Magnifier to turn it on. If you would also like to have the magnifier update the brightness and contrast as well, then tap the button to the right of Auto-Brightness as well.
You can use the Magnifier by triple-tapping the Home button under the screen, which brings up the screen below. You can then drag the slider under the preview window to zoom in or out.
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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.