Font-size Too Small In Apps on your iPhone/iPad? How to Increase It

Most iPhone/iPad apps designed decently/well take care of the font-size. But there are some apps which have font-sizes that are too small to be comfortably legible. Or sometimes, users have visual impairments that make it stressful to read the text in an app. Being able to increase the font-size comes as a big help in these cases.

Prior to iOS 7.x, you could only alter the basic font-size in iPhone or iPad – this did not affect the font-size of the apps (specifically, text contained in the apps). With iOS 7.x, Apple introduced two new toggles that increase the font-size of the text within apps, making them more readable.

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How to Make Text More Readable in iPhone & iPad Apps on iOS 7-x

The Text Size and the Larger Type settings change the font-size. All Apple stock apps get affected with every change you make in these settings, and all the third-party apps that support iOS’s Dynamic Type get affected too. Dynamic Type is a feature that allows users to toggle the font-size of compatible apps by tweaking the setting in the Settings app.

Here’s how to increase the font-size in iPhone/iPad apps:

  • Open Settings
  • Tap on General
  • Tap on Text Size
  • Drag the slider to the right to increase the size. An approximate representation of how text would look like is shown over the slider.

Increase the Font Size in iPhone iPad on iOS 7-x

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Text Size is just one of the settings you can use to increase (or decrease) the font-size. There is one more accessibility setting that Apple put in the iPhone/iPad.

  • Open Settings
  • Tap on General
  • Scroll down and tap on Accessibility
  • Tap on Larger Type
  • Switch ON Larger Dynamic Type
  • And drag the slider to increase the size.

How to Increase the Font-size in iPhone iPad Apps

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Text Size and Larger Type can work in tandem and the result is you get to increase the font-size to very large sizes. Of course, sometimes too large a size can screw up the interface and the experience. But this feature is useful when the max-size in Text Size isn’t enough and you need to notch it up by a bit.

Jignesh Padhiyar
Jignesh Padhiyar is the founder of who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around iPhone and iPad.


  1. Does nothing for anything google. I’m hating Google and their trying to force everyone into Procrustean bed. Apple is a close second. I’m getting over all things apple and all things google.

  2. The text size in a lot of web pages are so small it is a joke,iOS 9.1 update started this problem, I know how to set my tablet to larger text,but most of the web pages are still very small,even the apps are small,anyone any ideas. James

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