Why can't I pinch to zoom in Safari?

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Sandy Santra, Aug 28, 2016.

  1. Sandy Santra macrumors 6502

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    #1
    When I'm using Safari on my iPhone 6 Plus, I often pinch to zoom in on text I can't quite read. Why can't I do this on my IPP? Is there a setting somewhere I need to turn on?
     
  2. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    There should be no reason why you can't on the iPP unless you're on a specific site that has it disabled.
     
  3. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Perhaps you're on a mobile site? Try long-pressing the refresh button and selecting "Request Desktop Site." Can you pinch and zoom then?
     
  4. ericwn macrumors 68000

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    This definitely depends on the site you're visiting.
     
  5. roberc567 macrumors newbie

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    A couple of years ago someone here posted a Safari "bookmarklet" solution which would override a site-specific disabling of the pinch-to-zoom function. Does anyone have a link to this (or maybe a suggestion for another iOS focused forum where one could post this question) ? Thanks to all.
     

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