How to set unique text sizes for various applications in iOS 15

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Image: Khamosh Pathak – Make a larger or smaller app text size, without affecting the OS defaults.

The iPhone is well known for accessibility in many popular applications, the Dynamic Type, which enables you to improve or decrease the text size of the OS and all supported apps. With the help of a handy new Text Size control in the control center in a device you can independently set text sizes for each app (and even the home screen) starting with iOS 15 and iPadOS 15. (iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 are currently under beta in public and should be released in autumn)

How to add the control text size to the control center

To start, you must add the Control Center’s Text size control (the toggles that show up when you swipe down from the top-right corner of the screen).

Open your iPhone or iPad’s “Settings” app and go to “Control Center” To add it to the Control Center, tap green Plus next to the “Text Size” option. You can now rearrange the Text Size control using the three-line Handle icon.

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How to change the text size in the Control Center application

Once the text size control has been added, open the app to change the size of the text and wipe down from the top right corner to open the control center. Tap the icon for “Aa” size text.

Under, switch to the ‘Only’ option (app name). This function changes the text size of the entire operating system by default. Now you can swipe the size of text up or down. It takes you between 80 and 310 percent all the way.

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Swipe the Control Center out from the bottom of the screen. You are instantly going to see the updated text size.

Left: Default text size. Right: 190% text size.
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At any time, you can return to the default size. To do this, press the text-size (“Aa”) button from the control center, and go back to “100 percent” after changing to the app-only option.