iOS Tip: Avoid Eye Strain by Increasing the Font Size of SMS, Emails, Contacts, and iMessage

By Sidharth | Apple

People with poor eye vision often find it difficult to read textual content. I remember my 90-year-old grandmother preferred reading handwritten materials over printed ones because, you know, these handwritten materials had bigger texts, which doesn’t strain her eyes. Larger texts made reading easier for her, and I believe it’s the same for everyone who is old and/or has a poor eyesight. You will be intrigued to know these handwritten materials (books, if I may say so) were written all by herself — that’s a story I’ll save for another day.

As we advance into the realm of technology, we are now blessed with tablets and eReaders for reading books and magazines without taxing our eyes. In this article, I’ll show you how easy it is to change the text size on your iPad and iPhone devices.

Changing Font Size of Text Messages, Notes, Mails, Contacts

If you have an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch which you use regularly to stay in touch with your friends and families, then follow the steps given below:

  • Tap on the Settings icon.
  • Go to General.
  • Go to Accessibility.
  • Change the font size.

It’s that simple! If your parents are not able to read your text messages, increase the font size. If your grandmother and grandfather have a hard time reading the names in the address book, increase the font size. Want to play a trick on your friends? Take their iPhones, change the font size to 56pt and look at their face as they launch the Message app.

About the Author

Hi, I am Sidharth. Full-time blogger. Editor of Blogote. And a self-proclaimed geek!

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