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How to Add Text Shortcut to Control Center in iPhone

The redesigned Control Center has made quite a few functionalities more smooth-sailing. What has put CC in good stead is the ability to be completely customized to suit your needs better. Case in point, you can also add text shortcut to Control Center on your iOS device to quickly adjust font size right from CC without having to dive deep into the settings.

The apps that support Dynamic Type will automatically adjust to your preferred reading size; thereby improving your viewing experience. Let me show you how to easily fine-tune font size on iOS 13 devices!

How to Quickly Adjust Font Size Right from Control Center in iOS 13 on iPhone and iPad

Add Text Shortcut to Control Center in iOS 13

Step #1. Launch Settings app on your iOS device → Tap on Control Center.

Tap on Settings then Control Center on iPhone in iOS 11

Step #2. Tap on Customize Controls.

Tap on Customize Controls in iOS 11 Settings on iPhone

Step #3. Next, you need to tap on the “+” button to the left of the Text Size button located under More Controls.

Add Text Shortcut to Control Center in iOS 11 on iPhone and iPad

Change Font Size from Control Center in iOS 13

Once you have added Text Size shortcut to CC, you can comfortably alter the font size on your iOS device. To do so,

Step #1. Simply swipe up from the bottom of the screen to bring up CC.

Swipe Up iPhone Screen to Reveal Control Center

Step #2. Tap on the text button.

Tap on Text Icon in iOS 11 Control Center

Step #3. Swipe up/down on the button to increase/decrease the font size.

Change Font Size from Control Center in iOS 11

That’s done!

If you want to change the font size of your device through traditional way, head over to SettingsDisplay & Brightness.

Tap on Settings then Display & Brightness on iPhone

Step #2. Tap on Text Size.

Tap on Text Size in Display & Brightness Settings on iPhone

Step #3. Next, you need to drag the slider left/right to increase/decrease the font size.

Adjust Text Size on iPhone


You can head over to SettingsAccessibility.

Tap on Accessibility on iPhone

Tap on Larger Text.

Tap on Larger Text in Accessibility Settings on iPhone

Fine-tuning the text as desired.

Change Text Size on iPhone

Note: Check out the option to enable Bold Text. You will have to restart your device to bring it into effect.

Wrap up

I like the new design of CC in iOS 13 as it’s more functional and intuitive. It’s made controlling your device a bit easier, isn’t it? What do you think of the new look of CC? Toss up your views in the comments below.

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