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How to Fix Text Too Big or Small Android Phone Tablet

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Introduction

When the size of the text and other items are too large or too small for you to see on your Android phone or tablet, it can become incredibly difficult to use.

This guide will walk you through making sure your display settings are configured just right to make it as easy to use.

Changing display size on Android.

1 Adjust the Text or Display Size

If you're having trouble with the size of the text and other items showing on the screen of your Android phone or tablet, there are a few options you can adjust them with.

  1. Open Settings on your phone or tablet.
    Android 10 Settings.
  2. Scroll down and select Accessibility.
    Accessibility option highlighted in Android settings.
  3. From there you can select different options based on the changes you wish to make.

Change the Text Size

With this option you can choose how small or large the text should look on your screen.

  1. Go to Font size.
    Font size option highlighted in Android settings.
  2. Use the slider at the bottom to decrease or increase the text size. Slide left to make it smaller and slide right to make it larger.
    Font size selection slider highlighted in accessibility settings on Android.

Change the Text and Items Size

With this option you can choose how small or large the text and other items should look on your screen.

  1. Go to Display Size.
    Display size option highlighted in accessibility settings on Android.
  2. Use the slider at the bottom to decrease or increase the text and items size. Slide left to make them smaller and slide right to make them larger.
    Display size selection slider highlighted in accessibility settings on Android.

Use the Magnification Feature

With this feature you can zoom in or out, and pan around the screen as if you were using a magnifying glass:

  • Make a stretching or pinching gesture with two or more fingers on the screen to zoom in or out.
  • Drag two or more fingers around the screen to pan.
  1. Go to Magnification.
    Magnification option highlighted in accessibility settings on Android.
  2. Turn the feature On if you want to use it or turn it Off if you want to avoid using it accidentally.
    Toggle switch highlighted for Magnification feature in accessibility settings on Android.
  3. The magnification feature does not work right away. Once the feature is turned on, you have to triple tap the screen to activate or deactivate it. You'll know it's active when all the screen edges are orange.
    Orange edges pointed out when the Magnification feature is active on Android.

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When the size of the text and other items are too large or too small for you to see on your Android phone or tablet, it can become incredibly difficult to use.

This guide will walk you through making sure your display settings are configured just right to make it as easy to use.

Changing display size on Android.

If you're having trouble with the size of the text and other items showing on the screen of your Android phone or tablet, there are a few options you can adjust them with.

  1. Open Settings on your phone or tablet.
    Android 10 Settings.
  2. Scroll down and select Accessibility.
    Accessibility option highlighted in Android settings.
  3. From there you can select different options based on the changes you wish to make.

Change the Text Size

With this option you can choose how small or large the text should look on your screen.

  1. Go to Font size.
    Font size option highlighted in Android settings.
  2. Use the slider at the bottom to decrease or increase the text size. Slide left to make it smaller and slide right to make it larger.
    Font size selection slider highlighted in accessibility settings on Android.

Change the Text and Items Size

With this option you can choose how small or large the text and other items should look on your screen.

  1. Go to Display Size.
    Display size option highlighted in accessibility settings on Android.
  2. Use the slider at the bottom to decrease or increase the text and items size. Slide left to make them smaller and slide right to make them larger.
    Display size selection slider highlighted in accessibility settings on Android.

Use the Magnification Feature

With this feature you can zoom in or out, and pan around the screen as if you were using a magnifying glass:

  • Make a stretching or pinching gesture with two or more fingers on the screen to zoom in or out.
  • Drag two or more fingers around the screen to pan.
  1. Go to Magnification.
    Magnification option highlighted in accessibility settings on Android.
  2. Turn the feature On if you want to use it or turn it Off if you want to avoid using it accidentally.
    Toggle switch highlighted for Magnification feature in accessibility settings on Android.
  3. The magnification feature does not work right away. Once the feature is turned on, you have to triple tap the screen to activate or deactivate it. You'll know it's active when all the screen edges are orange.
    Orange edges pointed out when the Magnification feature is active on Android.