iPhone stuck on zoom in mode!

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by hecxs, Aug 19, 2009.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    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?!:eek:

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

    Please help.
     
  2. macrumors P6

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    Sounds like you inadvertently clicked on the accessibility settings. Just turn it off.
     
  3. macrumors 601

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    JoshBoy

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    3 finger job

    Just tripple tap with three fingers and it will fix :)
     
  5. macrumors member

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    THANK YOU!
     
  6. macrumors newbie

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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...
     
  7. macrumors newbie

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    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.
     
  8. macrumors newbie

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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.
     
  9. macrumors newbie

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    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.
     
  10. macrumors newbie

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    Thank you! Great, easy fix

    Wonderful thread. Thanks all!:)
     
  11. macrumors newbie

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    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!
     
  12. macrumors newbie

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    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
     
  13. macrumors newbie

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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 :mad:.

     
  14. macrumors newbie

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    3 taps a charm

    Thank you, thank you, thank you
    This has been a pain in the ---
    For so long and tonight I could not get phone to reset.
    You made my day with this info:)
     

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