Why is the font so big on iPhone??

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by 250gb, May 30, 2011.

  1. 250gb, May 30, 2011
    Last edited: May 30, 2011

    250gb macrumors newbie

    Mar 12, 2011
    Is there a way to make fonts universally smaller on the iPhone4 ? I already have Large Text turned off in Accessibility settings.

    The fonts are so big for menus or list items, (A app store listing displays only like 5 items per view) that it seems a ridiculous waste of retina display resolution. There are 960 pixels vertically, and the amount of items displayed is far from what 960 pixels can do on a computer. This is one of the main reasons why I don't use phones more often.

    Would a jailbreak enable smaller fonts and UI elements?

    This is actually very worrying since when Apple finally moves iPad or Macs to retina display, will they use it only to increase clarity and not workspace at all?
  2. The Californian macrumors 68040

    The Californian

    Jan 17, 2009
    Surfers Paradise
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8J2 Safari/6533.18.5)

    I don't know if any way to adjust the font size on the phone.

    Your argument about this expanding towards Macs as well is unfounded seeing as you have always been able to adjust display settings through MacOS.
  3. macingman macrumors 68020


    Jan 2, 2011
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_2 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8H7 Safari/6533.18.5)

    The retina display isn't to increase working space but to increase clarity.

    If they make things smaller it will become harder to read.

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