Items on My Screen Are Too Large/Too Small

Introduction

When the size of the text and other parts of your screen are too large or too small, it can become incredibly difficult just to use your device.

This guide will walk you through making sure everything is setup just right to make it as easy to use.

1 Type

For our next step, we need to determine what kind of device you are using.

? What kind of device are you using?

  1. Desktop
  2. Laptop
  3. Smartphone
  4. Tablet

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When the size of the text and other parts of your screen are too large or too small, it can become incredibly difficult just to use your device.

This guide will walk you through making sure everything is setup just right to make it as easy to use.

For our next step, we need to determine what kind of device you are using.

There are 2 main Operating Systems for personal computers currently available, Windows and macOS.

Windows
Windows runs on computers produced by multiple companies, such as Lenovo, Asus, Dell, Toshiba, Hewlett Packard, Acer, and Sony.Windows 10
macOS
Apple is the only company that makes macOS computers.macOS Mojave
  1. Select the Start menu, then Settings.
    Start menu with Settings highlighted.
  2. Select System.
    Settings with System highlighted.
  3. In Display, check the Scale and Resolution options, and adjust these options to make your screen look proper. Setting to an option labeled (Recommended) is often the best choice.
    Display with Scale and Resolution highlighted.
  4. If you make a change to the resolution, you'll be asked to make sure you can still see what is on the screen. If it looks proper, select Keep changes, otherwise, select Revert, or wait 15 seconds for it to revert automatically.
    Keep Display Settings dialog.
  1. Choose Apple menu > System Preferences.
    Apple menu with system preferences highlighted
  2. Choose Displays.
    system preferences with displays highlighted
  3. Place a dot next to Default for display, or choose a different resolution under Scaled.
    Display preferences with resolution highlighted

To continue, we need to know what Operating System your smartphone or tablet has.

There are 2 main Operating Systems for smartphones currently available, Android and iOS.

Android Smartphone
Android smartphones are produced by multiple companies, such as Samsung, LG, Motorola, Sony, Nokia, Lenovo, and HTC.Android Home Screen
iOS Smartphone
Apple is the only company that makes iOS smartphones.iOS Home Screen
  1. Open Settings on your phone or tablet.
    iOS Settings.
  2. Select General.
    Settings with General highlighted.
  3. Select Accessibility.
    General Settings with Accessibility highlighted.
  4. Select Larger Text.
    Accessibility with Larger Text highlighted.
  5. If items are too large, turn off Larger Accessibility Sizes. If items are too small turn it on, and adjust using the slider at the bottom.
    Larger text settings with on off switch and slider highlighted.
  1. Open Settings on your phone or tablet.
    Android Settings.
  2. Select Accessibility.
    Settings with Accessibility highlighted.
  3. Select Display size.
    Accessibility settings with Display size highlighted.
  4. Use the slider at the bottom to increase or decrease the size of items on the screen.
    Display size with slider highlighted.
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