How to set up and use Zoom on Apple Watch

To better aid those who need greater visual accessibility, Zoom lets you set a default magnification level for the Apple Watch but also adjust it dynamically. For those with visual impairments or partial blindness, it can make what are otherwise small, hard to see screen elements bigger and easier to see.

How to enable Zoom on the Apple Watch

  1. Launch the Settings app from your Apple Watch Home screen.
  2. Tap on General.
  3. Tap on Accessibility.

  4. Tap on Zoom.
  5. Toggle Zoom to ON.

To disable Zoom, repeat the same steps and toggle Zoom to OFF.

How to enable Zoom using the Apple Watch app for iPhone

  1. Launch the Apple Watch app from your iPhone Home screen.
  2. Tap on General.
  3. Tap on Accessibility.

    Launch the Watch app, tap General, tap Accessibility

  4. Tap on Zoom.
  5. Toggle Zoom to ON.
  6. Adjust the Maximum Zoom Level by dragging left to lower it (1.2 is the minimum) and right to increase it (15 is the maximum).

To disable Zoom, repeat the same steps and toggle Zoom to OFF.

How to control Zoom on your Apple Watch

Controlling zooming on your Apple Watch is all about double taps.

  1. Double-tap with two fingers to zoom into the display on your Apple Watch.
  2. Double-tap, hold, and drag with two fingers to adjust the degree of zoom on the Apple Watch.

    Double-tap with two fingers to zoom, double-tap, hold, and drag with two fingers to change zoom

Great Apple Watch accessories

Looking for something new for your Apple Watch? Take a look at these great accessories.

Apple MFi Certified Portable Charger ($39 at Amazon)

Recharge your Apple Watch on the go with this stylish portable charger from Oittm. Includes a built-in rechargeable 700mAh polymer battery.

Moretek Holder Dock ($12 at Amazon)

Use this low-priced Apple Watch holder to protect your investment during travel. It's considered crush proof.

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Updated May 2019: Everything is current through watchOS 5.2.1.

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