Android – Magnification Gestures

Note: The following examples assume Android version 6.0 or above. Screenshots may vary slightly to your screen display.

Magnification

Android also offers a feature that allows users to magnify the display shown on their screen at any time. There are 2 options for this: ‘Magnify with triple-tap’ and ‘Magnify with button’. Please note: You cannot zoom in on the keyboard or navigation bar.

Magnify with triple-tap

  • Use the Accessibility settings to turn on ‘Magnify with triple-tap’. Go to Settings > Accessibility > Magnification > Magnify with triple-tapToggle on ‘Magnify with triple-tap’
  • When ‘Magnify with triple-tap’ is turned on, you can:
    Quickly tap the screen 3 times to zoom. Once zoomed, drag 2 or more fingers to scroll, pinch 2 or more fingers to adjust the zoom.
  • For a temporary zoom, quickly tap the screen 3 times and hold down your finger on the third tap. Then drag your finger to move around the screen, and lift your finger to zoom back out.

Magnify with button

  • Use the Accessibility settings to turn on ‘Magnify with button’’. Go to Settings > Accessibility > Magnification > Magnify with buttonToggle on ‘Magnify with button’
  • When ‘Magnify with button’ is turned on, you can use the Accessibility button at the bottom corner of the screen to quickly magnify.

To Zoom, tap the Accessibility button then tap anywhere on the screen. Once zoomed, drag 2 or more fingers to scroll, pinch 2 or more fingers to adjust the zoom.

For a temporary zoom, tap the Accessibility button then touch and hold anywhere on the screen. Then drag your finger to move around the screen, and lift your finger to zoom back out.

The Accessibility Button
Fig.1 The Accessibility button

 

 

 

 

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