Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod and iPad > iPhone > iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Aug 19, 2009, 04:22 PM   #1
hecxs
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
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.
hecxs is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 19, 2009, 04:27 PM   #2
-aggie-
macrumors Demi-God
 
-aggie-'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Where bunnies are welcome.
Sounds like you inadvertently clicked on the accessibility settings. Just turn it off.
__________________
Google with site:macrumors.com as a parameter.
DFU Mode
-aggie- is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 19, 2009, 04:29 PM   #3
The General
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
RTFM
http://www.apple.com/iphone/how-to/#accessibility.zoom
The General is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 22, 2009, 05:05 PM   #4
JoshBoy
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Sydney, Australia
Send a message via AIM to JoshBoy Send a message via MSN to JoshBoy Send a message via Skype™ to JoshBoy
3 finger job

Just tripple tap with three fingers and it will fix
__________________
JoshBoy is offline   3 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 12, 2010, 02:07 PM   #5
fw221
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by JoshBoy View Post
Just tripple tap with three fingers and it will fix
THANK YOU!
fw221 is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Aug 11, 2010, 09:35 PM   #6
nanonash
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
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...
nanonash is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 26, 2010, 01:34 PM   #7
Merlin404
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
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.
Merlin404 is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 6, 2011, 08:26 AM   #8
jrraines
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
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.
jrraines is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 11, 2011, 10:55 AM   #9
Edgestr
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
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.
Edgestr is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 21, 2011, 10:37 PM   #10
Wehrt
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Thank you! Great, easy fix

Wonderful thread. Thanks all!
Wehrt is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 21, 2011, 07:52 AM   #11
tnkrbell1621
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
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!
tnkrbell1621 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Sep 18, 2011, 04:49 PM   #12
suzcope
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
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
suzcope is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 17, 2013, 09:40 PM   #13
CarolinChicago
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
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 .

Quote:
Originally Posted by nanonash View Post
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...
CarolinChicago is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod and iPad > iPhone > iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
My Iphone 4s stuck at recovery mode need help! quist88 iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting 0 Dec 15, 2013 02:54 AM
iPhone 4s stuck in recovery mode cameronmoore iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting 4 Aug 30, 2013 05:43 AM
iPhone 4 stuck in recovery mode.. mattward iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting 1 Aug 10, 2013 03:59 PM
iPhone: iPhone 4 stuck in recovery mode - Please help! lawrenma2 Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks 11 Jul 4, 2013 07:19 AM
Stuck in Recovery Mode with my iPhone 3G (i cant do DFU mode!!) Moskiton Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks 2 Jun 8, 2012 02:35 AM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:27 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC