Is there a way to adjust font size on Safari

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by davidlw, Nov 8, 2010.

  1. davidlw macrumors 6502a

    May 19, 2008
    Even though the iPad is large, sometime the text is very small when using the internet. Is there a way to adjust the font size?
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    I don't know of a way, but apps like iCab and Atomic Browser have this option.

    Mods: before you delete for whatever reason note that the above helps, but it doesn't resolve the problem as it relates to Safari.
  3. Ashwood11 macrumors 65816

    Nov 10, 2010
    Yes, you can adjust font size in Safari

    The touch screen on the iPad responds to multiple-touch gestures in Safari. If you wish to enlarge the font size, simply touch the screen with thumb and index finger and then move them apart. When the font reaches the size you desire, remove them from the screen. Nice feature because you don't have to locate the font setting or guess at the size that will work best. To go back to the original size just do the opposite.

    Hope this helps.
  4. mKTank macrumors 68000


    Jul 2, 2010
    Utterly useless reply. He wants to change font size not zoom in.

    OP, I believe Atomic has the feature of changing font sizes.
  5. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
  6. gnychis macrumors 6502

    May 24, 2009
  7. Simonkey75 macrumors newbie


    Nov 2, 2010
    And it plays fine with Mobile Safari, including adding the bookmarklet? (Haven't got iPad to hand). If so, that's a pretty good way round it.

    Presumably it works using the same javascript method described in this everythingicafe thread:

    Increase font size in Safari without zooming

    Am surprised though that there are still no font options in the Mobile Safari settings. Seems such a strange omission for a device with such an emphasis on the pleasure of web browsing on it.
  8. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    Yup, you just save a bookmarklet like the one that changes font size. I still have the font size bookmarklet somewhere, but it only worked intermittently, so I haven't used it in a while.

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