Weird as it sounds, you may suddenly find your iPhone Stuck in Zoom Mode, making it impossible to use your device as everything on the screen appears too big and magnified. What makes this worse is the fact that you are unable to get out of the Zoom mode, making you think of all the worst possible reasons.
If this sounds familiar, you may be interested in knowing as to what is wrong with your iPhone and if it is somehow possible to get your iPhone out of Zoom mode and make it appear normal again.
iPhone Stuck In Zoom Mode
Starting with good news, the magnified display on your iPhone has nothing to do with a hardware problem on your device. Your iPhone and its screen are perfectly normal, there is absolutely nothing wrong with any hardware component of your iPhone.
The zoomed in or magnified view that you are witnessing on your iPhone is an accessibility feature, specifically designed by Apple for iPhone users with poor vision.
In case of difficulty, people with low vision can activate the Zoom option on their iPhone that allows them to Zoom in, as and when required by tapping 3 fingers on the iPhone screen.
It is likely that you had unknowingly enabled the Zoom feature on your iPhone while in the Settings Menu and the feature got activated when you accidentally tapped 3 fingers on your iPhone screen.
Unable to Zoom Out On iPhone
Most users try to get out of the Zoomed in view on their iPhone screen by using usual pinch gesture to get out of the Zoom mode. However, the usual finger gestures do not work on your iPhone while it is placed in Accessibility Zoom Mode.
The finger gestures while your iPhone is in Zoom mode are different, and most users with normal vision are not familiar with the following finger gestures for use in accessibility mode.
- Double-tap three fingers to Zoom
- Drag three fingers to move around the screen
- Double-tap three fingers and drag to change zoom
How to Get Your iPhone out of Zoom Mode
As you must have already guessed, you can easily get out of the Zoom mode by double-tapping with three fingers on the screen of your iPhone.
In case double-tapping does not work for some reason, try double tapping again, but this time keep your fingers on the screen after the second tap and drag them up or down to zoom in and out of the screen.
Disable Zoom Mode On iPhone
While the Zoom mode is useful for people with vision problems, you may want to disable this feature on your iPhone so as to prevent it from being accidentally activated again on your iPhone.
Follow the steps below to disable accessibility related Zoom Mode feature on your iPhone or iPad.
1. From the home screen of your iPhone, tap on Settings > General
2. Next, tap on Accessibility
3. On the Accessibility screen, tap on Zoom (See image below)
4. On the Next Screen, disable Accessibility mode Zoom by toggling OFF the option.