How to Increase Icons and Font Size on Apple Watch

Given the size of Apple Watch, every user is going to face one challenge of deciphering texts while reading messages and emails. There are many who vent their anger on social media about time they have to spare to read messages and mails. Apart from reading messages, users are not happy with the size of icons. With smaller icons on the home screen, there are all chances that users would end up opening two icons at the same time. And they will surely be pissed off when they see an unwanted icon popped up on the watch screen.

There is a solution to this problem, and it lies in the watch itself; you don’t need to go to any third-party app for this. Accessibility features on Apple Watch can help you make dynamic text larger on the screen.

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Unlike Apple iPhone, where Reduce Motion has a different task of reducing the speed with which any application opens when you tap on one, Apple Watch uses the Reduce Motion in another way. With Reduce Motion, you can easily enlarge icons and fonts of text.

How to Use Reduce Motion to Make Icons Bigger on Apple Watch

Step #1. Open Settings app on your Apple Watch.

Step #2. Tap on General.

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Step #3. Tap on Accessibility.

Step #4. Now tap on Reduce Motion and toggle it ON.

You can choose another method to make icons and fonts bigger on Apple Watch. Following this method, you can change settings in your Apple Watch from your iPhone.

Step #1. Launch Apple Watch on your iPhone.

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Step #2. Tap on Settings app.

Step #3. Select General and then go to Accessibility.

Step #4. Tap on Reduce Motion.

Step #5. Toggle Reduce Motion ON.

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Increasing font size will remove the stress your eyes feel while reading text messages and emails on Apple Watch. Here is another quickie to enlarge the font size on Apple Watch. Please note that you can enlarge font size for apps that are compatible with dynamic text. Apple’s stock Mail, Messages, and Settings apps all have dynamic text.

How to Increase Font Size on Apple Watch

Step #1. Launch Settings app from Home Screen on your Apple Watch.

Step #2: Tap on Brightness & Text Size.

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Step #3. Now tap on Text Size.

Step #4: Rotate the Digital Crown up or down to increase or decrease the font size.


You can also use your iPhone to change the font size on your Apple Watch.

How to Increase Font Size on Apple Watch by using iPhone

Step #1. Launch Apple Watch on your iPhone.

Step #2. Tap on My Watch.

Step #3. Tap on Brightness & Text.

Step #4. Keep your finger on the slider bar and drag it to the left or right to increase or decrease the font size.

While you are at Brightness & Text section, you can also turn on Bold Text in Apple Watch settings (you can also use Apple Watch app on your iPhone to turn on Bold Text.)

Watch Out How to Make Fonts and Icons Bigger on Apple Watch:

Reduce Transparency

Background transparency can also create a negative impact on our vision, and therefore, decrease the transparency to raise the contrast and make text graphics crisper against a solid background while using apps like Siri and Glances.

How to Reduce Transparency on Apple Watch

Step #1. Launch Apple Watch on your iPhone.

Step #2. Tap on My Watch.

Step #3. Tap on General and then tap on Accessibility.

Step #4. Tap Reduce Transparency and toggle it ON.

If you are using Apple Watch every day, you can follow the above steps to keep the font, icon and transparency in shape to protect your eyes against any stress.

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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.


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