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Old Aug 19, 2009, 04:22 PM   #1
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iPhone stuck on zoom in mode!

I hear a reminder alarm on my iPhone and all of a sudden I look at it and the screen is zoomed in... EVERYTHING is literally zoomed in...even the apps, the games, every single screen. I have to hold my finger down to literally scroll down even to enter the user password to use my iPhone... I have to scroll down even to use the apps!

What the hell is going on?!

I tried turning it off, syncing with the laptop, hard reset...nothing works. My iPhone is not unlocked nor jailbroken BTW.

Please help.
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Old Aug 19, 2009, 04:27 PM   #2
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Sounds like you inadvertently clicked on the accessibility settings. Just turn it off.
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Old Aug 19, 2009, 04:29 PM   #3
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http://www.apple.com/iphone/how-to/#accessibility.zoom
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Old Nov 22, 2009, 05:05 PM   #4
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3 finger job

Just tripple tap with three fingers and it will fix
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Old Mar 12, 2010, 02:07 PM   #5
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Just tripple tap with three fingers and it will fix
THANK YOU!
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Old Aug 11, 2010, 09:35 PM   #6
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Yes thanks mate, I've had the same problem..

>Just tripple tap with three fingers and it will fix

This combination is really not obvious.. Bad design apple...
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Old Dec 26, 2010, 01:34 PM   #7
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Smile Zoom Mode

Tap screen twice with 3 fingers, this will take it out of zoom mode.
Zoom can be turned off in universal access when connected to iTunes.
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Old Jan 6, 2011, 08:26 AM   #8
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This accidentally happened to me this morning. I knew it was an accessiblity mode problem, but at least some of the time I couldn't even scroll the screen to slide the power on slider to the right to get started and when I did get into the phone, I couldn't scroll far enough down the settings window to select the accessibility pane. I was really pleased to find this tip!!

The 3 finger thing works, but accessibility mode itself is broken if you can't select buttons on the edges of the screen when the magnification mode is operational.
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Old Jan 11, 2011, 10:55 AM   #9
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Thumbs up Thank you!

Thanks so much. I accidently put my iPhone4 in zoom and thought I broke it, still new to the iPhone/iPod touch. I found this forum on Google and it helped so much I decided to make an account just to thank you guys.
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Old Feb 21, 2011, 10:37 PM   #10
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Thank you! Great, easy fix

Wonderful thread. Thanks all!
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Old Mar 21, 2011, 07:52 AM   #11
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Smile Zoom mode

I'm new to iPhone and I thought my phone broke when it all of a sudden went into zoom mode! This forum helped so much I decided to register! I had an android for the longest time finally gave into the iPhone I'm lovin the phone and the support u can find on it in forums and the apple stores!
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Old Sep 18, 2011, 04:49 PM   #12
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Talking You ROCK!

Thank you for keeping this post around. I come straight here with any troubles and you just saved the day for me and my zoomed in phone! THANK YOU
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Old Apr 17, 2013, 09:40 PM   #13
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Thanks to all

Two years later and iOS 6 and still baffled the heck out of me when my phone became useless for "no reason." Had to wait until I got home to get online and find this answer. I have turned off the zoom function via iTunes. There is no way I am going to remember about the tapping when it happens again.

So yes, bad design, Apple .

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Yes thanks mate, I've had the same problem..

>Just tripple tap with three fingers and it will fix

This combination is really not obvious.. Bad design apple...
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