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How To Increase Font Size On iPhone And iPad In iOS 12 And iOS 11

Traditional Apple users may still recall that adjusting the font size on the old iOS 8 devices wasn’t even an option. Fast forward to the latest iOS 11 and iOS 12, iPhone and iPad users have this luxury. And they don’t just get to increase and set up a special format for the device’s font but they can also use a special tweak. It refers to the dynamic type and, despite being a general font setting, it has the ability to apply to both first-party and third-party applications.

Bear with us a few moments and you’ll learn what you have to do. Whether you enjoy a certain font size, you have to make adjustments because of some visual issues, or you just find the current font size too big or too small, there are at least two different things you can do about it. Let us start with the promised adjustment of font size into dynamic type.


To increase the font into dynamic type on iPhone/iPad in iOS 12 and iOS 11:

  1. Turn on the display of the phone or tablet;
  2. Go to Settings;
  3. Access the General menu;
  4. Tap on Accessibility;
  5. Head to the Larger Text submenu;
  6. Switch to the Larger Accessibility Sizes option;
  7. You’ll see a dedicated slider in there that you can drag and adjust the font size as per your preferences.


To increase the general font size on an iPhone/iPad in iOS 12 and iOS 11:

  1. Unlock the device;
  2. Head to the same Settings menu;
  3. This time, access the Display and Brightness menu;
  4. You should see two editing options labeled as Text Size and Bold Text;
  5. Select Text Size and drag its slider (right or left) to set your preferred size;
  6. Select the Bold Text only if you want to have bold letters;
  7. You’ll get a pop-up message notifying you that the system will restart in order to apply these settings;
  8. Confirm by tapping on the Continue button.


When the iPhone or iPad in iOS 12 or iOS 11 restarts, your newly set font preferences should be visible. It goes without saying that, from the two options presented above, the first one is a tad more appealing. Keep in mind, though, that despite the dynamic type being projected to impact third-party apps as well, not all the apps will respond to it! Of course, you’ll get to see on the go which ones work with it and which ones don’t.


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