Question about Apple iPhone Smartphone
It just happened all by itself. My phone was never dropped or anything like that..I received a call this afternoon, and as I got my phone to answer the call, notice the screen was zoom in..and i had a hard time scrolling down to answer the call.. It's so frustrating! I tried the phone reset, by pressing the power button and the menu button at the same time but it didnt do anything. My husband tried the restore button on itunes, it did work but when he sync the back-up memory to the phone...the problem came back..so that means if i want this fix i will loose all my contacts, pics, videos....that sucks big time!!!!! I thought 3GS is so much better...but hell NO!
You can double tap the screen with three fingers simultaneously and that it will go back to normal three finger tap is zoom functionality of iphone 3G-S added feature
Posted on Aug 16, 2009
You can double tap the screen with three fingers simataniously and that it will go back to normal three finger tap is zoom functionality of iphone 3G-S added feature
Posted on Jul 31, 2009
As mentioned by others: double tapping with three fingers turns this feature on and off. What's not been mentioned is that this is a feature of universal access, which adds features to allow those with limited sight or hearing to use the iPhone. This is an option. It defaults off and had to have been turned on by the user for this feature to have been activated. You can turn it on and off at the bottom of the main sync screen in iTunes.
Posted on Aug 17, 2009
I had this problem.I took mine to Best Buy (that's where I have my insurance and bought my Iphone). Nothing else i tried worked and I tried EVERYTHING. No one there had seen it before. But I did read on a site that you can double tap the screen with three fingers and that it would go back to normal (it did not say whether to have your fingers together or apart when tapping?) anyway you could try this first before a factory restore, Sorry if the double tapping does not work like I said the factory restore fixed mine before I read that. If you do a factory restore- sync your phone before taking it in, I do know the phone does function in Zoomed mode, if you hold a finger at the corner of the phone-> hold your finger in the corner you are trying to get it to scroll to- the screen will glide down or up to see more icons you want to locate hope this helps you- S Blackwell
Posted on Jul 31, 2009
This just happened to me and I spent a day first doing a reset, then a restore, then a restore via iTunes before driving to AT&T who told me it was an Apple problem, and then finally calling Apple tech support. The three finger double tap described in the many posts above cured the zoom problem. Why, why, why doesn't a reset or restore fix this stupid problem?!?!?
On a 3GS phone you can permanently disable this useless feature by going into Settings>General>Accessibility and turning the Zooming feature Off.
Posted on Dec 24, 2009
There is a YouTube demonstration of this problem and the three-finger double tap fix for the problem at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvcYZOiERaY There is another demo for a way to turn this zoom feature into a low level security system as well at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzx9H9clu7E and finally, a new glitch "SUPERZOOM" has now been reported and found to have the same solution and this video can be seen at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cygic6uQujk HOPE THIS HELPS!!
Posted on Oct 27, 2009
Same thing happened thats to everyone saying double tap with 3 fingers. I had such a hard time
Posted on Dec 30, 2009
You have tried the reset which is a good thing, but nothing happened. Can you try once again: "Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button and the Home button at the same time for at least ten seconds, until the Apple logo appears"
Hop this helps
Posted on Jul 29, 2009
I just had this problem with the screen took me ages to find this solution. been stressing for ages. thanx to everyone who took the time to post the answer. 3 finger tape worked thank god
Posted on Dec 11, 2009
Thank you! Three taps, simple! Sooper! Great that Apple are thinking about accessibility, not so great that I had no idea what was going on...or how to fix it... (Perhaps compounded by the fact I'd spent an hour or two in the pub before it zoomed in y'day and was therefore a little more confused than normal!) I love Google - one simple search and one happy lady.
Posted on May 31, 2010
i wold like thanks biancarskard ad my phone had this problem andi type with 3 finger and i fixed the phone txs bianca
Posted on Sep 06, 2009
This happened to me. Hold the ringer and volum button in tap the screen with 3 fingers 3 times. Sounds crazy. Try it. It worked for me
Posted on Dec 18, 2009
By turning off thee accessability option you cure the real problem
on a 3GS version.
When the main screen is activated occaisionally the Phone locks up usually at the most inconvenient time.
The clue was when I was able to reactivate the phone the Icons on the main screen were only slightly larger than normal not as large as the zoom mode and when this happened the phone would lock
The next time the icons were normal and no problems.
Since I turned of the zoom option I have had no more problems
of this kind.
Posted on May 30, 2010
Thank you hind_1973 and briancarskad
Posted on May 17, 2010
Awesome! It worked. Thanks guys. Restore didn't work for me.
Posted on Jan 19, 2010
Ew, worst feature ever. Why the hell would I want to get my iphone stuck zoomed in? My boyfriend almost just murdered me because of this. (tap with three finger; just so you people qualify this as a solution) But damn, this is so lame.
Posted on Feb 15, 2010
If you work your way into settings you can turn off the zoom and this will solve this stupid problem.Why didnt the retards who made the iphone make a reset button.No offense to you people who made the iphone.I hope you used my advice and solved your problem good luck my fingers are crossed!!
Posted on May 23, 2010
Had the same, suffered for 5 hours, reseting and re-booting, i got ready to go give it back to the company i bought it from (a month ago!) and then i googled ''my iPhone screen zoomed in" and the rest is history :)
Posted on Mar 18, 2010
There's a little more to the zoom-function than just turning it on and off: after the double-tap don't lift you fingers from the screen. Now you can zoom in or out by sliding your fingers up and down. While zoomed in you can move the zoomed-in area with three fingers. Suddenly the problem turned into a (somewhat) useful feature.
Posted on Jan 22, 2013
Thank u all for your help ive spent days stressing trying to sort it out!!
Posted on Jul 12, 2010
This one worked for me
click the menu button three times
then select (zoom)
Posted on Nov 30, 2014
Thanks this was really helpful!
Posted on Nov 01, 2012
I don;t know about anyone else, but if I was sight impared it would not help
Once it is zoomed in you play heck moving the screen. What I have done before hearing about the three finger thing is to try to power it off. Takes a while and is frustrating. Besides if Apple is so good why not fix the problem. It usually never happens at predictable times. Love the phone do not like the little problems.
Posted on Oct 21, 2012
The kids have now been banned from using it, but now we have a fix, cheers, kids are still banned tho lol
Posted on Jan 06, 2012
Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My grandchild was about to go on permanent punishment for playing with my phone. I called tech support and they wanted to charge $30. As my son say's "google is your best friend". Three taps with 3 fingers was so easy. Thank all of you for this simple solution.
Posted on Jul 10, 2011
With the zoom feature selected, the three finger tap doesnt zoom in anymore, i had gotten used to using this tool, but no longer works, you can see it trying, jumps ( screen barely zooms, very hard to detect, when tap the three fingers,
Posted on Jun 30, 2010
Yes you can zoom back to normal with the three finger double click but WHY does it happen in the first place and who is this feature useful for. You can barely operate the phone.
All I did was pick up the phone and suddenly this rediculous zoom. I think its one hell of a big bug myself.
Never trust a corporation.
Posted on Sep 07, 2010
Posted on Jul 11, 2010
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