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How to zoom out on an Apple Watch

The answer is just a few taps away.

Published onJuly 23, 2022

Your Apple Watch may offer less real estate than a smartphone, but it can still bring plenty of information into view with zoom. However, if you find your device stuck zoomed-in, follow our easy directions to zoom back out.

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To zoom out on your Apple Watch, double-tap the display with two fingers. You can also manage your zoom settings in your device's Accessibility menu.


How to zoom out on an Apple Watch

A user zooms out the display on their Apple Watch Series 7 by double-tapping with two fingers.
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Apple’s Zoom function can be very handy. Even the Apple Watch Series 7, with its bigger screen, still benefits from zooming in and out. To do so, double-tap the display with two fingers. This will allow you to zoom in and back out again.

How to enable or disable the Zoom feature

This function should be disabled by default. However, if you want to change your settings, you can do so from your wrist.

  • Tap the Settings app on your Apple Watch, then scroll down to and tap Accessibility.
  • Under Vision, tap the option titled Zoom.
  • Tap the toggle to enable the Zoom function and wait for the Zoom Enabled notification to disappear.
  • Scroll down and use the plus or minus sign to adjust your device’s maximum zoom level.

With the Zoom feature enabled, you can zoom in on your Apple Watch using a double-tap, then use the digital crown to adjust your view. You can also use two fingers to drag your screen to the desired position. Follow the steps listed above to disable this feature but toggle the setting to the off position.

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If you cannot access the settings menu on your watch, you can also turn off the Zoom function on your paired iPhone. Open the Watch app and tap Accessibility. Then tap Zoom and disable the feature by tapping the toggle.

If your Apple Watch is not zoomed in but utilizes a large font, you can adjust your font size. Open the Watch app and tap Display and Brightness on your paired iPhone. Drag the slider under Text Size to adjust your device’s settings.

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