Go to page controls
Back to Home age

Android Zoom

Magnification gestures

You can zoom or magnify to see your Android device's screen better.

Turn on magnification gestures.

1.    Open your device's Settings app .
2.    Tap Accessibility, then tap Magnification gestures.
3.    At the top, tap the On/Off switch.

Use magnification gestures

To zoom in and make everything on your screen bigger.

1.    Triple-tap anywhere on the screen, except the keyboard or navigation bar.
2.    Now you can pan or adjust the zoom level.
 To pan across the screen, drag two or more fingers.
 To adjust the zoom level, pinch two or more fingers together or spread them apart.
3.    To zoom out, triple-tap the screen.

To temporarily magnify the screen.

1.    Triple-tap and hold anywhere on the screen, except the keyboard or navigation bar.
2.    To move the magnified area, drag your finger across the screen.
3.    To stop magnifying, lift your finger.

Notes about magnification gestures

After you turn on magnification gestures, single taps take slightly longer. This short delay lets your device find out if your tap is part of a triple-tap.
If you open or close an app when zoomed in, you automatically zoom out.
To zoom in again, simply triple-tap.

Go to top


Accessibility Page Control Section


Keyboard control (Chrome/Safari): Screen Speak - Press ALT + s, Pause Audio - Press Alt + p. To reset/reload page activate the Reload Page button below.


Search Section

If you are using a laptop, then to search for text on any currently displayed page press Control and F, then enter the required search text in the displayed search box. Any text found in the current page will be highlighted, you can use the up and down symbols displayed within the search box to search forward or backwards for occurrences of your search text.

If you are accessing this site via a smart phone or tablet, you will need to navigate to the 'More options' button, usually towards the top right hand side of your screen, to access your device Search options for the currently displayed page. Note that sometimes instead of the word 'Search' your device might display 'Find in page' as the option to select for searching the current page.

To search for text primarily in other pages of the Simplyinformed Website, enter text in the search box below. To get back from the search results Press ALT and Left Arrow. Please note there may be a few initial links that take you to other sites that match your site search string, these can of course be disregarded if you only want to be taken to content on this site. Please note that the Search box is displayed as a table with one row and three columns, in other there are three cells in the search table layout. Cell one is where you enter your search string and press enter, or move to cell two to activate the Search Button. Move to cell three to find the clear search content button to clear out the text in cell on, ready to enter a new search string. Use the Up and Down arrows to move through search table cells when using NVDA. Once the Narrator has been taken to the search box press the enter key so that the screen reader switches into text input mode.

Go to top


Copyright © Simply Informed 2010 Simply Informed Icon