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For Seniors: Zoom In and Out on iPad 2

The Zoom feature on iPad 2 lets you zoom in (enlarge) the contents displayed on the iPad screen. After zooming in, you can quickly zoom out again when desired, to view text and images displayed on-screen in its normal size.

Once the Zoom feature is turned on, you simply double-tap the screen with three fingers to zoom in. Don't squint, change your glasses, or hold the iPad close just to be able to see — turn the Zoom feature on, and use it when needed to see what's on-screen.


Tap the Settings icon on the Home screen and then tap General. In the General settings, tap Accessibility.

The Accessibility options appear.


Tap Zoom.

The Zoom options appear.


Tap the Zoom On/Off button to turn on the feature.

The Zoom feature is turned on.


Tap the Home button.

The Settings dialog is closed.


Zoom in and out as needed.

Go to a website and double-tap the screen using three fingers; it enlarges. Press three fingers on the screen and drag to move around it if you like. Double-tap with three fingers again to go back to regular magnification.

The Zoom feature works almost everywhere in iPad: in Photos, on web pages, in your Mail, in iPod and Video — give it a try!

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