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What to do when your iPhone screen is stuck in zoom mode

What to do when your iPhone screen is stuck in zoom mode

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What to do when your iPhone screen is stuck in zoom mode

Question My iPhone seems to have a bug where the screen becomes magnified and I can’t access controls to get out of it. I couldn’t find an answer and couldn’t even turn it off as the magnified screen wouldn’t let me swipe the screen fully. I had to let my phone run out of battery to get it back to normal. Is there some solution to this? — Peadar Keaney Answer This is an annoying problem that usually comes from your hand touching off the iPhone when it’s in your pocket. Even when it’s in locked mode, you can mistakenly magnify the screen to the point where it’s actually unusable.

There are two ways to fix it. The quickest and most direct way is to tap three fingers on the iPhone’s screen (when it’s lit up) three times in succession. This is the shortcut for getting to screen-magnifying controls in the first place, although many people don’t know this. You should now see a menu that includes the option to “zoom out”, which should solve your problem. If for some reason this process doesn’t work for you, or you get stuck, there is a fallback method to reboot your phone that will work for this — and other — scenarios.


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