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7 clever tricks that make your iPhone or iPad easier to use

7 clever tricks that make your iPhone or iPad easier to use
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Using an iPhone or an iPad isn't rocket science. One of the things that die-hard Apple users love most about them is their combination of powerful computing with simple, easy-to-use functionality.

In fact, for daily consumption, hundreds of thousands of people have decided to ditch their laptops and desktop computers in favor of their phones or tablets.

However, when you pull your Apple gadget out of its shiny package, it's not your personalized gadget yet. For that, you need to tweak some settings to make it your own.

That's why we've created this list of tips and tricks to help you make using your iPad or iPhone easier than it already is. Whether it's making text larger, so it's easier to read, or having your iPhone or iPad speak to you, and points in between, we've got you covered.

Note: If you're not using the most current version of iOS 10, you should update your Apple iPhone or iPad to it (Settings >> General >> Software Update.) Click here to learn how to update your iOS gadget in 5 easy steps.

1. Make text bigger and bolder

Despite the current iPhone's large screen size, and the iPad's larger displays, you know it's not always easy to read the tiny print on those screens. Fortunately, there are a couple of ways to make your Apple display easier to read.

If you'd like to make your text bigger, and bolder, here's how to do that: Go to Settings >> General >> Accessibility >> Larger Text >> Larger Accessibility Sizes.

Then, move the slider to adjust the size of the font. To bold the text, tap on the Bold Text button. (See image below.)

Note: To turn on the bold text, you will need to restart your iPhone or iPad.

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2. Zoom in for bigger text

There's one more trick I know for making text bigger. Go to Settings >> General >> Accessibility, then turn on Zoom.

Then, use three fingers to double tap; you will be able to zoom in and out on any application like Mail, Safari, and your Home and Lock screens. This will also work if you want to zoom in on an Instagram photo.

Note: You can also zoom in and out when you're watching videos. To use zoom, just pinch in and out with two fingers, like you do with photos.

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