Turn on Magnify mode

You can use Magnify mode to enlarge the information on your BlackBerry device screen. You can zoom in to or zoom out from the screen, even if you use an application that doesn't normally support zooming.
  1. On the home screen, swipe down from the top of the screen.
  2. Tap Settings Settings > Accessibility.
  3. Set the Magnify Mode switch to On.
    The information on the screen immediately appears larger.
  4. To move around the magnified screen, use two fingers to move the screen in whatever direction you want to go.
    Illustration of two arrows indicating touches sliding across the screen.

Customize the magnification level

When you use Magnify mode, you can customize the level of magnification on the screen. To adjust the magnification without leaving your current screen, in magnification mode do one of the following:
  • To increase the magnification, zoom in by sliding your fingers apart.
  • To decrease the magnification, zoom out by sliding your fingers together.
If you reach the maximum magnification, your BlackBerry device vibrates.
Illustration of the zooming in gesture. Shown with two directional arrows moving apart from each other to increase the magnification. Illustration of the zooming out gesture. Shown with two directional arrows toward each other to decrease the magnification.

Temporarily turn off Magnify mode

There may be times when you want to temporarily turn off the magnification of your screen to see the whole screen at once, and then turn on Magnify mode again to continue what you were doing. To temporarily turn off Magnify mode:
Using two fingers, swipe down from the top of the screen.

Illustration of two arrows indicating a double touch moving down from the top of the screen

To turn on Magnify mode again, repeat the above step