iOS 17: How to Easily Make Text Bigger on Your iPhone

Struggling to read the tiny text on your iPhone? You’re not alone. But don’t worry, Apple’s got your back. With iOS 17, you can easily make the text bigger on your iPhone, and I’m here to show you how. In just a few simple steps, you’ll be reading your messages and browsing the web with ease.

You can also watch this video about how to make text bigger on your iPhone for more information.

Step by Step Tutorial: Making Text Bigger on iPhone with iOS 17

Before we dive into the steps, let’s talk about what we’re aiming for. By the end of this tutorial, you’ll have increased the text size on your iPhone, making it much more readable for your eyes. Let’s get started.

Step 1: Open Settings

Tap the Settings app on your iPhone’s home screen.

The Settings app is where all the magic happens. It’s the control center for your iPhone, and it’s where you can tweak and customize to your heart’s content.

Step 2: Tap Display & Brightness

Scroll down and tap on the Display & Brightness option.

This is where you can adjust your iPhone’s screen settings, including the brightness, text size, and more.

Step 3: Tap Text Size

In the Display & Brightness menu, tap on the Text Size option.

You’ll see a slider that you can adjust to make the text bigger or smaller. Slide it to the right to increase the text size.

Step 4: Adjust the Slider

Drag the slider to your desired text size.

As you move the slider, you’ll see a preview of the text size at the top of the screen. Adjust it until you find a size that’s comfortable for you.

Step 5: Check Apps for Changes

Open various apps to ensure the new text size is applied.

Most apps will automatically adjust to your new text size, but some may require you to restart the app or your iPhone to see the changes.

After you complete these steps, you’ll notice that the text across your iPhone is now bigger and easier to read. No more squinting or holding your phone inches from your face!

Tips: Making the Most of Your Text Size on iOS 17

  • If you need the text to be even larger, you can enable the “Larger Accessibility Sizes” option in the Display & Brightness settings.
  • Some apps may not support the new text size. If that’s the case, try looking for a text size option within the app’s settings.
  • Remember that increasing the text size may mean more scrolling, as less text will fit on the screen.
  • If you share your iPhone with someone who prefers a different text size, consider using the “Display Accommodations” feature to quickly switch between different profiles.
  • Don’t forget that you can also make the text bold for even easier readability from the same settings menu.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will making the text bigger affect the layout of my apps?

Some apps may adjust the layout to accommodate the larger text, but most will simply increase the text size without changing the overall design.

Can I make the text bigger on specific apps only?

Unfortunately, the text size setting applies to the entire system. However, some individual apps may have their own text size settings within the app.

What if the text is too big now and I can’t see everything on the screen?

You can always go back to the Text Size settings and adjust the slider to reduce the text size until it fits your needs.

Is there a way to make the text bigger without going into settings?

Yes, you can use the Control Center by adding the Text Size control. Simply swipe down from the top-right corner of the screen (on an iPhone with Face ID) or up from the bottom (on an iPhone with a Home button) and adjust the text size from there.

Can I make the text bigger on my iPad as well?

Absolutely! The steps are the same for the iPad as they are for the iPhone.


  1. Open Settings
  2. Tap Display & Brightness
  3. Tap Text Size
  4. Adjust the Slider
  5. Check Apps for Changes


There you have it—how to make text bigger on iPhone with iOS 17—simple, quick, and easy. No more struggling with tiny text that strains your eyes. With these steps, you can customize your iPhone to suit your reading preferences and enjoy a more comfortable experience with your device.

Remember, Apple designs its software with accessibility in mind, so don’t hesitate to explore other features that can enhance your daily iPhone use. Whether you’re visually impaired or just prefer larger text, iOS 17 has got you covered. And if you have any further questions or need more tips, the internet is a treasure trove of information. So, go ahead, make that text bigger, and say goodbye to squinting!

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