Any other old farts have trouble with outdoor visibility?

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by nafai23, Jun 14, 2013.

  1. macrumors regular

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    I'm 40 and my eyes are not as good as they were 10 years ago.

    Anyone else having problems with the visibility on apps like messaging and other thin non contrasty text?

    I run with my brightness higher on ios7 than I did on 6.
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    I have some older friends that have trouble seeing the screen as well
     
  3. macrumors 6502

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    i don't think it's an age-related issue. i have iOS7 installed on my ipod touch and it is barely viewable outside compared to my iPhone running iOS6.
     
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    lokey

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    Agreed. Those thin font is difficult to read outdoors. Control Center is impossible to see outside.
     
  5. macrumors 603

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    You can make the font bolder / bigger in Settings > General > Accessibility. There are a couple settings for the font in there.
     
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    ReallyOldGuy

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    I have trouble inside :eek:....but I like it overall. I think a slightly bolder font is going to be necessary especially depending on the background/wallpaper one uses, at least as an option. The current setting are not enough or possibly don't work yet... or I'm so old I can't see any difference
     
  7. macrumors 603

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    There are options ^
     
  8. ReallyOldGuy, Jun 14, 2013
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2013

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    ReallyOldGuy

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    Thanks...I had tried those but couldn't tell the difference , however they may not yet be functional or i'm just to blind to tell the difference:p

    EDIT: I had gone for Text Size.... Accessibility settings do improve the ability to read everything except the lock screen
     
  9. macrumors 65816

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    I'm 53 and the thin fonts are terrible for me. If they don't fix this in the final version I may have to looks elsewhere which is a pretty big thing for me to say. I won't like it on my iPad.

     

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