How to Turn on/off Display Zoom on iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

With the launch of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, a new feature is getting the bad rap. Display Zoom. Tucked under Display & Brightness setting, the Display Zoom modifies the “view” of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus display.

The feature is intended for a small niche of people: folks who might need spectacles to read or use their iPhones but find the typical zoom feature too cumbersome (or ugly).

Sponsored Links

What’s Display Zoom?

The image below shows how the homescreen looks with/without display zoom on iPhone 6. In the default state, the iPhone 6 has normal icons, well-spaced and smaller (normal) text. In the right image, where Display Zoom is turned on, you’ll notice that the icons and text are bigger, the padding between the icons is lesser.

What is Display Zoom on iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

Turning on/off Display Zoom

Sponsored Links
  • Open Settings
  • Tap on Display & Brightness
  • Tap on View under the Display Zoom label

Turning on off Display Zoom on iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

  • You should see two tabs on top – Standard and Zoomed
  • To turn on display zoom, tap on Zoomed.
  • Standard turns off the display zoom feature.

You will also be shown how your iPhone’s screen looks when you have display zoom set to on/off.

What’s Happening? – Pixels

What’s really happening is simple.

Sponsored Links

When Display Zoom is turned on:

  • The iPhone 6 Plus mimics the iPhone 6’s screen.
  • The iPhone 6 mimics the iPhone 5/5s screen.

What do I mean by “mimics”? When Display Zoom is enabled, the iPhone 6 Plus screen looks like the iPhone 6’s screen albeit zoomed to fit the display size of the iPhone 6 Plus.

In terms of resolution:
The iPhone 6 Plus’s display resolution (1080x1920px in terms of pure pixels) is about (1.44)^2 times more than iPhone 6 (750x1334px). The ratio is quite the same but there are more pixels for clarity. The result is that the icons and text is supposedly even more sharper (but same size).

The iPhone 6’s resolution, likewise, has (1.17^2)-times more pixels than the iPhone 5/5s.

Sponsored Links

By using Display Zoom, the iPhone 6 Plus tries to mimic the iPhone 6’s resolution point and it does this by zooming in on an iPhone 6 screen. Ditto for iPhone 6 and iPhone 5/s too.

The result is that you have a partially “zoomed-in” view of the existing interface. Not exactly useful or likable for a majority of people but folks who can’t read small text (but are annoyed by the default zoom feature in iOS) will find it useful.

Dhvanesh Adhiyahttps://www.igeeksblog.com
Dhvanesh Adhiya is the founder and editor-in-chief who takes care of audio, visual, and textual contents uploaded on iGeeksBlog.com. He is passionate about wonderful apps that change the way your iPhone interacts in your life.

Latest Articles

41 iPad and iPhone Apps Price Drop – 17 November 2018

What happens when you come to know that one of your favorite iPhone/iPad apps price has just dropped-and available at a huge discount? A...

15 Paid iPad and iPhone Apps Gone Free Today – 17 November 2018

iOS Apps Gone Free TodayWhile there are tons of awesome apps available for free, a number of extraordinary ones come at a certain commercial...

iPhone Pessimism: iPhone’s Form Maybe Down But Class Remains Intact As Ever

The other day, some of my fellow friends came shouting to me. "What on earth you are enjoying the night's sleep while the Apple...

Best 11-inch iPad Pro Keyboard Cases: Ideal for Seamless Typing Experience

What's an iPad Pro without an elegant keyboard case? Nothing but a good tablet without an X-factor. Keeping in mind the high demand, I've...