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Magnification gestures

You can zoom or magnify to see your Android device's screen better.

Step 1: Turn on magnification gestures

  1. Open your device's Settings app Settings
  2. Tap Accessibility, then tap Magnification gestures
  3. At the top, tap the On/Off switch

Step 2: Use magnification gestures

Zoom in

To zoom in and make everything on your screen bigger:

  1. Triple-tap anywhere on the screen, except the keyboard or navigation bar
  2. Now you can pan or adjust the zoom level:
    • To pan across the screen, drag two or more fingers
    • To adjust the zoom level, pinch two or more fingers together or spread them apart
  3. To zoom out, triple-tap the screen

Temporarily magnify the screen

To temporarily magnify the screen:

  1. Triple-tap and hold anywhere on the screen, except the keyboard or navigation bar
  2. To move the magnified area, drag your finger across the screen
  3. To stop magnifying, lift your finger

Notes about magnification gestures

  • After you turn on magnification gestures, single taps take slightly longer. This short delay lets your device find out if your tap is part of a triple-tap.
  • If you open or close an app when zoomed in, you automatically zoom out. To zoom in again, simply triple-tap.