Google has been adding various different accessibility features to Android for years now. One such feature is called ‘Magnification’, and it essentially allows you to zoom in onto the content on your phone’s display. This can come in quite handy for some people, mainly those that have a problem seeing the text on the display. You can, of course, permanently increase display size and font in the settings, but if you need some more assistance or just occasional assistance, the magnification gesture is here to help. In this article, we’ll show you how to zoom in on your Android phone’s display by using this feature.
You will need to manually enable the Magnification feature via your phone’s settings. That’s the first thing we’ll show you, and will then move to the usage of the feature. We’ll explain it to you one step at a time, and you’ll also be able to find some screenshots down below, guiding you every step of the way. Do note that we’re guiding you on how to do this on stock Android 12, on the Pixel 4a. So, the option may sit in a different place on other Android phones, and it may also work a bit differently. That being said, let’s get started.
How to zoom in on your Android phone’s display
The first thing you’ll need to do is navigate to your phone’s settings. You can do that from the app drawer, or by simply swiping down twice, as shown below. Once you do that, tap the settings wheel.