How to un-zoom (and re-zoom) your iPhone’s screen

Here’s how you zoom back out when your iPhone’s screen is zoomed in. Practice zooming in and out so you’ll remember, when you need it.

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If your iPhone’s screen is zoomed in, and you can’t get it back to normal, fear not. We can get you from this:

iPhone 8 Plus screen, zoomed
iPhone 8 Plus screen, zoomed

… to this..

iPhone 8 Plus screen, back to normal
iPhone 8 Plus screen, back to normal

… and it only takes a second.

All you have to do is double-tap, anywhere on the screen, using three fingers. Really. Try it!

Double-tap with three fingers to zoom in, double-tap with three fingers to zoom out.

If you’re wondering about the settings for this, here they are: Settings, Accessibility, Zoom.

Settings, Accessibility, Zoom
Settings, Accessibility, Zoom (iOS 13.3)

I know people whose iPhones have gotten zoomed and they’ve gone to an Apple Store to solve this problem. Save yourself a trip: if your iPhone is zoomed in, and you want to zoom back out, try the three-finger double-tap.


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