iPhone or iPad: Screen Appears Too Big or Zoomed In Too Much

There seems to be a large amount of people who bought the Apple iPhone or iPad who have problems with the unit magnifying the screen 2X and making the graphics huge to a point where the screen is too big to be usable.

Apparently this is a feature with the iOS operating system. What has most likely happened is you may have accidentally enabled the zoom feature by double tapping it with 3 fingers.

To fix this issue, simply double-tap on the screen again with 3 fingers and the screen will usually go back to normal and eliminate the magnification.

If the double-tap doesn’t work for you, try double tapping again, only on the second tap, keep your fingers on the screen, then drag them up and down to zoom in and out respectively.

If you want to disable this feature and prevent this problem from happening again, you can go to “Settings” > “General” > “Accessibility” and turn off “Zoom“.


  1. Deborah says

    Why are we having to do Apple’s work at our expense. This getting old especially when it happens to my husbands phone. So much time is him trying to get his iPhone 6 to use. Seriously, Apple is not the only game. ;)))

  2. Ruthie says

    This solution does not work since I can not unlock my phone by entering the required code. The display is too large and the screen will not slide when swiped in order to get to the code numbers. When I try to change it through iTunes, there is a response from the phone required that I can not activate since I can not unlock the phone to get to anything. Can you help?

  3. MILTON says

    FANTASTIC! Puzzled over this one for two days your suggestion worked right off and saved me a great deal of bother xxm.

  4. Diana says

    Thank you! This overzooming has been happening frequently and this time I couldn’t get it back to normal. So glad I found this and followed your directions.

  5. joan_smith@bresnan.net says

    Thank you so much! I really appreciate people who take the time to help out the rest of us. I’d be lost many times over if I couldn’t find help online.

  6. P. Spencer says

    Thank you. I almost didn’t make it to the airport in N.Y. because this phone locked up.

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