Magnification

Some of these steps work only on Android 11.0 and up. Learn how to check your Android version.

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

Step 1: Turn on magnification

  1. Open your device's Settings app Settings app.
  2. Tap Accessibility, then tap Magnification.
  3. Turn on Magnification shortcut
  4. Optional: To change your shortcut, tap Magnification shortcut, then choose one of these options:
    • Accessibility button: At the bottom of your screen, tap the accessibility button Accessibility.
    • Hold volume keys: Press and hold both volume keys.
    • Triple-tap screen: Quickly tap screen 3 times. (This shortcut may slow down your device.)

Step 2: Use magnification

Zoom in and make everything bigger

  1. Tap the accessibility button Accessibility. (If you set up a different magnification shortcut, use that instead.)
  2. Tap anywhere on the screen, except the keyboard or navigation bar.
  3. Drag 2 fingers to move around the screen.
  4. Pinch with 2 fingers to adjust zoom.
  5. To stop magnification, use your magnification shortcut again.

Zoom in temporarily

  1. Tap the accessibility button Accessibility. (If you set up a different magnification shortcut, use that instead.)
  2. Touch and hold anywhere on the screen, except the keyboard or navigation bar.
  3. Drag your finger to move around the screen.
  4. Lift your finger to stop magnification.

Tips for using magnification

  • Magnification can range up to 8x. 
  • If you open or close an app when zoomed in, you automatically zoom out. To zoom in again, use your magnification shortcut.
  • If you selected the triple-tap magnification shortcut: After you turn on magnification, single taps take slightly longer. This short delay lets your device find out if your tap is part of a triple-tap.