iPhone 3GS / 4 Big Screen, Large Icons or Zoom Problem?

by Piyansh on September 7, 2010 · 9 comments

Filed in: Tips/Tricks,Troubleshooting

Most of the people aren’t aware of all the features that Apple integrates into its updates for iPhones. One such feature is zoom in screen. Zoom in feature was added to the 3.x iphone firmware and was available to iPhone 3GS so that they can view bigger icons. However, most of us are not aware about this feature and we accidentally activate it by double tapping three fingers on the screen and then can’t think of what to do and try for a reboot.

To solve this problem just double tap with three fingers again on the springboard. The screen will unzoom and screen will come back to normal size. To deactivate this feature you need to go to Settings/Accessibility and switch off the zoom feature.



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buzz September 17, 2010 at 2:54 pm

What a PITA this was! I accidently activated it, having no idea it was even an opetion today at work. I pretty much assumed my 4.1 software was corrupted, since I just downloaded it before work. I missed several calls because I couldn’t scroll around the screen to slide the answer bar in time. Of course, I got home and began the restore process, only to search for the problem and find this site. Thanks for the info. Now I know what to do if it happens again

Lacrox November 10, 2010 at 5:15 am

Thanks. Some websites are telling me that I need to find the guarante or even disable the iphone in order to fix this thing. Thanks you

Adam December 4, 2010 at 8:15 am

Thanks so much. Picked my phone up in the dark and it was like this, total PITA! Appreciate it!

Tim December 15, 2010 at 7:37 am

Thank you
I totally freaked out

ellesbelles February 2, 2011 at 2:37 pm

Thank you so much for this – I was all set to hotfoot it to nearest Apple store convinced it was broken!

jeff March 2, 2011 at 9:36 pm

thx vry mch

Frank March 9, 2011 at 8:47 am

Thanks a lot for this bit of info. I don’t know how I activated it, but I was very relieved to find your hint.

Angela Hinton Hogan July 5, 2011 at 7:21 pm

TY for this info! I know I had done something to the phone, but didn’t have a clue to put it back to normal. I almost paid $38 for this info. So glad I checked around 1st! : )

julius July 27, 2011 at 11:42 am

Tnx for the info….. Very helpful tips.