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How to change the text size for individual iPhone apps

iOS is really at the forefront of accessibility features. Following the launch of iOS 15, users can now change the text size for individual iPhone apps. This new feature will make the apps themselves even more accessible.

In our latest “How To” guide, we look at how to change the text size for individual iPhone apps.

How is individual app text size on iPhone different?

In previous versions of iOS only the size of the font for all apps and screens could be changed. This was done in “Settings > Display & Brightness” and choosing the “Text Size” option.

Changing this option would make the text size bigger or smaller across all iPhone apps and screens. There was no option to change the font size for each individual app, until now.

How to change the text size for individual apps

Firstly, make sure your iPhone is running iOS 15 or later. If you need to know how to update your iPhone to the latest version of iOS, please consult this step-by-step guide.

Add the text size option to the Control Centre

Once you are running iOS 15 head to “Settings > Control Centre”. In this option you will find a list of all of the services that have been added to the control centre, along with others that you can add.

Scroll down towards the bottom of the list. Here you will find the “Text Size” option. Tap the little green plus sign next to it.

Where to look for the option to change the text size of individual iPhone apps in the Control Centre.

In doing this the individual app text size feature will be added to the control centre.

Pulling down from the top right hand corner of the screen at any time reveals the control centre. However, now there is an option for individual app text size.

Swiping down from the top right of the screen will reveal the option to change individual iPhone app text size from the control centre.

Set individual iPhone app text size

Now that the option has been added to the control centre, you can open any app that you wish to set the text size for.

Once the app is open, swipe down from the top right corner of the screen to open the control centre.

A new page will open on-screen. This will allow you to set the text size that you want. Drag the slider up or down to increase or decrease the text size. As a result, it will get smaller and bigger. Use the percentage marker above the slider to see the relative text size.

The settings screen that allows a user to set individual iPhone app text size.

Once you are happy with your text size, you can use the option underneath to set this for only the app you have selected or for all apps.

Check the individual iPhone app text size

Once you have set the text size, open the app again to see how it looks. If it is too large or small, simply swipe down from the top right corner of the screen  to access the control centre. Tap on the text size option. Next change the text size once again and re-check it in the app in question.

Use different text sizes for individual iPhone apps

Now that you know how to select and change individual iPhone app text size, you can experiment with your favourite apps. You can also use different text sizes for each individual iPhone app.

Accessibility is a key part of Apple’s iOS. iPhone individual app text size is another step in offering even more features for the user who may require smaller or bigger app text.

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