Sometimes you want the text in your app to be smaller so you can place more content on one screen. Sometimes you want it to be bigger, especially if you’ve put off buying these reading glasses. But until recently, if you had an iPhone, you’ll have to choose one text size as standard for all your apps.
Not anymore. In iOS 15, you can adjust the text size individually for each of your apps. So, for example, you can keep the text of an email small, but make it a little bigger on Twitter – or vice versa. (Thanks @OmarShahine for information.)
One of the best hidden new features in iOS 15 is the app’s font sizes. I want to use the smallest dynamic size system extensively, but knock Outlook on the other side because I read so much email. pic.twitter.com/aL8TxOIXVA
– Omar Shahine (@OmarShahine) July 16, 2021
If you have iOS 15 public beta installed, this allows you to adjust the text size of each application.
First, you need to make sure the “Text Size” option is in the iOS Control Center:
- Swipe from the top right to access the Control Center. Check if the text size exists.
- If not, close the Control Center and go to Settings> Control Center.
- Under Add Controls, find Text Size and tap the plus sign on the left to add it to the included controls. This will add it to your control center.
Once this is done, it is easy to adjust the text size of each application:
- Open the application you want to configure.
- Swipe from the top right to access the Control Center.
- Tap the “Text Size” icon (the one with lowercase and uppercase A).
- At the bottom of the screen, you’ll see the toggle switch to the left of that app (for example, the words “Twitter Only” on the left side of the switch and “All Apps” on the right). Switch left.
- When done, set the text size of the application with the main controller in the center of the screen, and then tap anywhere on the screen to return to the control center.
- Swipe up to get rid of the control center and return to your app. You should see a difference in text size right away – but this difference is not visible in other applications.
And of course, if you want to go back to normal text size, just go back to the Control Center, select “Text Size” and move the lowest selector to “All Apps.” But remember that you are restoring all your applications to that text size.