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. Michael says

    It did not work for me. I somehow managed to get my iPad to reboot and I was able to select a zoom option to enable me to get back to a point where I could enter my code to unlock it. I then checked the accessibility settings to find zoom is turned off, yet I had been stuck in a zoom. Strange.

  2. Randy Bye says

    Instant fix! Thanks. I was in a panic. Turned off the zoom. never used it anyway.

  3. connie knaggs, LMSW, Michigan, USA says

    Unfortunately, this is not working for me. I can’t answer or make phone calls because the zoom is so big I can’t move around the screen to find contacts or the answer button. I have many clients trying to reach me on this phone. I appreciate any more assistance you can give me.
    Thank you,

  4. alex montes says

    Thank you very much for your help..I was so frustrated., and your solution was so simple..Mil gracias!

  5. Lynne says

    Thank you so much thought I was going have to buy a new iPad been driving me mad lately. Also the it keeps freezing on me think I will have to do a complete reboot and start from fresh.

    Thanks again


  6. R Baker says

    Thank you for posting this solution. I could not imagine what happened, turned zoom off.

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