Cool! You Can Now Use Your iPhone as a Magnifying Glass
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Sure, our eyes aren’t getting any better with age, but doesn’t it seem like the newspaper crossword clues are just getting smaller and smaller? Here, a simple solution for when you forget your reading glasses at home.
What you do: Upgrade to iOS 10 if you haven’t done so already. Then go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Magnifier and toggle the switch to On. Now triple-click the home button to start Magnifier. (You can do this when your phone is locked, as well.)
Why it works: The Magnifier is more powerful than normal camera zoom, making it easier to read the fine print.
Other features: It also has a handy tool for when the menu is too hard to read in a dimly lit restaurant. Just hit the lightning-bolt icon within Magnifier and a low-level light will accompany the virtual magnifying glass. (Bonus: It’s not as blindingly bright as the standard Flashlight app that came with your iPhone.)