Use magnification on your screen

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

Important: These steps require you to touch the screen.

Important: Some of these steps work only on Android 13 and up. Learn how to check your Android version.

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Step 1: Turn on magnification

Step 2: Use magnification

Step 1: Turn on magnification

  1. Open your device's Settings app .
  2. Tap Accessibility and then 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 Accessibility Accessibility.
    • Hold volume keys: Press and hold both volume keys.
    • Triple-tap screen: Quickly tap the screen 3 times and hold the gesture. This shortcut may slow down your device.

Step 2: Use magnification

Full screen magnification: Zoom in & make everything bigger

  1. Tap Accessibility 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.

Full screen magnification: Zoom in temporarily

  1. Tap Accessibility 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.

Partial screen magnification

  1. Tap Accessibility Accessibility.
    • If you set up a different magnification shortcut, use that instead.
  2. Drag 2 fingers to move around the magnification window.
  3. Pinch with 2 fingers to adjust zoom.
  4. To stop magnification, use your magnification shortcut again.

Switch between full & partial screens

  1. From the top of the screen, swipe down to find quick settings.
  2. Tap Magnification and then Magnification shortcut.
  3. Tap Magnification type and then Switch to full screen or Switch to partial screen.
  4. Move the slider to increase or decrease zoom.
  5. Optional: To switch between full and partial screens, you can also go to Settings and then Accessibility and then Magnification and follow the on-screen steps.

Tip: If you switch to full screen, you have more options to adjust the magnifier size and scrolling direction.

Use Magnify typing to follow text as you type

  1. From the top of the screen, swipe down to find quick settings.
  2. Tap Magnification and then Magnify typing.
  3. Optional: To use the magnifier to follow text as you type, you can also go to Settings and then Accessibility and then Magnification and follow the on-screen steps.

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.

Get help

For more help with Android Accessibility, contact the Google Disability Support team.

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