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IOS 7 and VIPs

IOS 7 and VIPs

Today I updated to IOS 7 on my iPad (I use a Samsung mobile). I’m not actually sure if previous versions have as many accessibility features, but I found the most useful feature for my vision was the “Larger type” text feature. It gives you the option to increase the font size in any app that has enabled the feature. Of course I made it almost to the largest and then I tested out all my favourite apps. 

The standard email app is now awesome. The font is enlarged in the content and title of the email and it makes it really easy to use and puts less strain on my eyes. 

The other app I barely used previously was the standard calendar. I found I could never read at a glance what appointments I had so I never used it. The design has changed and it is visually appealing plus the appointments are larger so I can actually see what I am supposed to be doing!

Other apps I use that I’ve found to be easier to see are: Music, eBay, Maps and Podcasts. I’m assuming the update would also be useful for iPhones, but I found the biggest problem I had with the iPhone was the size of the screen in comparison to the text sizes, which is why I switched to the Samsung.

IOS 7 is definitely worth an update.


  1. Julianne Moore November 22, 2013 at 4:52 pm Reply

    Galaxy note2!!!!!! Could never see an iphone noo idea how I used that for 2 years. Awesome about the ipad though bc overall apples accessability features are on point

  2. Nigel January 4, 2016 at 4:36 pm Reply

    This is brilliant news. I don’t have an iPad, but thanks to your tip I’ve just discovered how to do something similar with the iPhone6s that I’ve recently got. (For anyone interested: Settings > General > Accessibility > Larger Text ON, and then change to the desired size). There’s also a zoom facility that is worth having with the larger screen size of the iPhone6s – activated it’s a double tap with three fingers and it can either do parts of a page or a whole page. That’s invaluable for new sites that don’t change font size when you fix the email and text messages. I’ve only just discovered your blog – several years too late! – it’s wonderful, and so full of humour as well as great advice and useful thoughts. So, big thanks for it 🙂

    1. Chrissy Renee January 6, 2016 at 12:23 pm Reply

      Hi Nigel! I’m glad you like it!! Thanks for sharing! There’s so many accessibility options out there now and we can all learn of eachother. All the best! Chrissy 🙂

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