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Magnifier for #iOS10


iOS 10 has added several new accessibility features, but one stays out for low vision users. This feature is called Magnifier, and I have enjoyed it since developer beta 1 of iOS 10.
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The magnifier feature lets a low vision user enlarge their surroundings with the device’s cameras. You can enable flash, lock focus, and even set traditional magnifier filters┬áthat you would expect on a handheld magnifier like yellow on blue, or white on black.

To enable this feature:

  1. Go to the Settings app.
  2. Go to General
  3. Go to Accessibility
  4. Find Magnifier
  5. Use the toggle switch to turn on or off Magnifier

To enable magnifier, simply press the home button 3 times. If you have other accessibility shortcuts set then it will be the last option in the menu.

Magnifier is a great new feature for iOS 10 and I am excited to hear what everyone has to say about it.

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