Enable Dynamic Text Size In Apps That Support It With iOS 7 Beta [iOS Tips]

Dynamic Type

Let’s be honest–sometimes it gets a little tricky to see the stuff on those tiny little iPhone screens, especially as we all get a little (ahem) older. While the accessibility feature to set large text has been around for a while, there’s a new feature in iOS 7 beta that holds promise, and isn’t actually in the accessibility section.

Dynamic Type will let any application that supports the feature adjust the font size in the app to better match what works best for you.

Here’s how to access and change the settings for Dynamic Type in iOS 7 beta.

Tap into your settings app and then tap on General. A bit down the page, you’ll see Siri, Spotlight Search, and then Text Size. Tap there.

There’ll be a slider at the bottom to let you increase (or decrease, you eagle-eye) the size of your preferred text. Any apps that support Dynamic Type will “adjust to your preferred reading size below,” says the screen.

Now,when you’re using apps like Mail, iBooks, or others that support Dynamic type, the font will be large enough (or small enough) to fit your own personal preferences. Neat!

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  • cprblak

    I wish there was a slider to also adjust the leading (make it less spacey/get more info on a screen).

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