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My IPhone screen is magnified and it won't go back to normal size. All icons are very large

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Easy, take three fingers and double tap your screen. Now that your phone is back to normal, change your settings so that this doesn't happen again. Go to settings, click on general, click on Accessibility, click on Zoom, then turn it off. Now, this wont ever happen again.

Posted on Apr 03, 2010

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  • dralwright Jul 17, 2010

    AWESOME!!! Thanks :)

  • stargirl_84 Sep 04, 2010

    omg thanku,!!

  • Wysiwygman Sep 16, 2010

    Thank you SweetkoreanP. Almost pull my hair out!

  • ditey98 Sep 20, 2010

    brilliant thanks

  • amdeal Oct 07, 2010

    That was so simple, thank you so much!

  • jadaswan53 Oct 08, 2010

    Seriously i was about to cry,so i decided to use google to solve this problem and ill be damned IT WORKED! thanks a bunch!!!!

  • jo_donaghey Nov 11, 2010

    Thank you so much. I have been stressed out. I was struggling to navigate to send text, answer or use phone etc etc.

  • bog frog Nov 15, 2010

    Great thanks !
    very helpful and so simple!

  • sillysal Nov 19, 2010

    oh my god i went to a mobile phone store and they told me i would need to go to an apple store the nearest of which is miles away. I can't believe this fix. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!

  • xiaxa Nov 23, 2010

    thank you very much. now i can have a good sleep

  • boykinjr Jan 23, 2011

    awesome ... huge sighs of relief over here! Thank u thank u thank u soooooooo much!

  • dyson662 Feb 03, 2011

    wow...thanks alot, it works!!!

  • vbrules Feb 11, 2011

    It is simple but oh so helpful when needed! Thanks so much for providing the answer to my question via one google click, after the same search phrase turned up nothing at all on the apple support site! You are brilliant.

  • musaokenda Mar 03, 2011

    This is a fantastic solution. I did not expect to be as easy as that! I had thought of taking my phone for repair.Pls. sir thanks a million. Be blessed

  • old but lear Mar 04, 2011

    Thank you very much it is norm now this is great

  • cmouton452 Mar 12, 2011

    IT WORKED THANK YOU WAS ABOUT TO GET VERY IMPAITENT!!!!!!!AWSOME

  • eldoodle Mar 13, 2011

    YOU DA MAN!!! or woman..lol

  • shanieB Mar 23, 2011

    Thank you thank you thank you!!!!! A million thank yous. That was very frustrating.... and yet such an easy fix!

  • jmcrownpoint Mar 29, 2011

    thank you!so simple. I thought my phone was broken...

  • loutoesley Apr 13, 2011

    you totally ROCK!

  • neo_plasm10 Apr 13, 2011

    omg thank you sooooooo much! i was about to restore my phone's settings or hurl it to the wall whichever comes first! ur a big big help!

  • herby325 Apr 14, 2011

    Excellent!!! ... Never expected a simple solution like this ... Thanks very much!

  • siskoheeler Apr 20, 2011

    thank you!! i was stressing out over this. xx

  • elmerranit27 May 09, 2011

    Thank you very much..was getting crazy when I couldn't put it back to normal.

  • ndshelp Jun 30, 2011

    awesome! glad there are those of you who can help the people that need it!

  • jafar_jack20 Jul 11, 2011

    great thank you i was too angry thought my iphone died.

  • David Bunnell Jul 18, 2011

    Superb! - Many thanks

  • gabrielle_11 Jul 21, 2011

    thank you. it is a great help. i almost restored it to factory settings and would have lost all other data.

  • albycartwrig Aug 15, 2011

    life/ gas saver!!! omg, thank you!!!!

  • sweet_sharni Aug 31, 2011

    i had same problem thankyou helped a lot

  • Musonda Namuyemba
    Musonda Namuyemba Nov 10, 2011

    Geee.... I was going crazy and it is that easy! Thank you!

  • Fran Crawford
    Fran Crawford Feb 19, 2012

    Thank you so much! I've been trying to figure this out all night!

  • Debra Baumler Feb 22, 2012

    That was cool, thanks!

  • Pete Ramirez Feb 29, 2012

    Thanks SweetKoreanP!! I love you!!!

  • MICHELLE May 20, 2012

    thank you sooooo much

  • penelope Jun 07, 2012

    Thanks very much for this wonderful advice, it worked straight away and was easy.

    Penny K

  • sherryspears
    sherryspears Oct 04, 2012

    O my gosh! Thank you :)

  • David Hertzog Oct 29, 2012

    Thanks this was the quickest fix EVER!

  • Halina Hercek Hughes
    Halina Hercek Hughes Nov 24, 2012

    thanks so much worked like a charm

  • Harrella Apr 17, 2013

    Thank you so much, you saved me from going crazy!

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I tried the back up and reset and this didn't help. I took my phone to the AT&T store where the associate called 1-800-iphonea for technical support. They told us to touch the screen with 3 fingers to reduce the zoom. then go to settings/general/accessibility here there is a place to turn off the zoom. I own a 3Gs and this solved my problem! hope this works for you

Posted on Jul 15, 2009

  • uzoamaka Apr 21, 2011

    My Iphone had been with this magnified screen and I did not want to travel the distance to a store to have them fix it. I came across your answer and tried it, voila! it is back to it's normal size. Thanks a lot.

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The tapping it with three fingers worked! Thank you!

Posted on Jan 08, 2010

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Tapping with 3 fingers worked for me too

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Tapping with 3 fingers works and reduced the screen for me, great tip many thanks does anyone know if this method would work on my partners mouth lol

Posted on Mar 04, 2010

  • moorpin Dec 13, 2010

    Great thanks so much !!!

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The tapping with three fingers worked for mine, thank you!

Posted on Dec 15, 2009

  • judybryan Feb 27, 2012

    Tapping with 3 fingers did the trick for me too. Great result!

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Tapping with 3 fingers is the job, if only i knew that before i restored my iphone!!!

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Back up everything and reset ur iphone as u do your ipod.

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LOL, I backed it up, reset it, turned it off, then on, removed the sim and was ready to admit I had to go to the shop, when I googled and found the 3 tap finger solution.


Thanks so much, gotta love technology :-0

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Go to Setting->General->Accessibility->slide zoom off

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Thanks for the advice people...i just bought an iPhone the other day and thought it had broken lol Triple tap .... Thank you sooo much

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Thank you so much!!! The 3 fingers tap works as simple as ABC!! Saves me the trouble of having to make a trip down to the service centre while still in confinement. Thanks. God bless you:-)

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SOURCE: my icons on ma iphone have magnified and i want

Hello Nanagruv,

Just tap 3 fingers at the same time on your iphone's screen. What happened was you unintentionally grabbed the iphone thru your pocket and had placed three fingers at the same time in the screen.

Please let me know if this works. Goodluck!

Posted on Apr 11, 2010

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Please follow this steps to set back the font size or icons of your Iphone.

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*Tap the word "Off" next to "Zoom" to turn the Zoom feature on.

*Return to the iPhone home screen.

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First of all try this: Tap the iPhone with three fingers twice in succession. The home screen icons will be magnified to 200 percent. To adjust the zoom level, touch the screen with three fingers then move them up to increase the zoom, and down to lower it. The next time you tap the screen twice with three fingers, the iPhone will automatically return to your custom zoom level.
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Just tap 3 fingers at the same time on your iphone's screen. What happened was you unintentionally grabbed the iphone thru your pocket and had placed three fingers at the same time in the screen.

Please let me know if this works. Goodluck!

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