Sometimes you want the text in your app to be smaller so that you can fit more content on a single screen. Sometimes you want it to be bigger, especially if you have postponed buying these reading glasses. But until recently, if you had an iPhone, you had to choose a single text size by default for all your apps.
Not any more. In iOS 15, you can adjust the text size separately for each of your apps. So, for example, you can keep the text small for your email, but make it a little bigger on Twitter – or vice versa. (Thanks to @OmarShahine for the info.)
One of the best hidden new iOS 15 features is per font size for apps. I like to use the smallest dynamic sizing system widely, but support Outlook on the one hand since I have read so much email. pic.twitter.com/aL8TxOIXVA
– Omar Shahine (@OmarShahine) July 16, 2021
If you have installed the public beta of iOS 15, you can adjust the text size for each app.
First, make sure the “Text Size” option is in your iOS Control Center:
- Swipe from the upper right corner to get to your control center. Check if “Text size” is there.
- If not, exit Control Center and go to “Settings”> “Control Center.”
- Under “More controls” subheading, find “Text size” and press the plus sign on the left to add it to the included controls. This will add it to your control center.
Once done, it’s easy to customize the text size for each app:
- Open the app you want to configure.
- Swipe from the upper right corner to get to the Control Center.
- Touch the “Text Size” icon (the one with small and large A’s).
- At the bottom of the screen you will see a switch to the left of the specific app (for example, the left side of the switch will say “Twitter only” and the right side will say “All apps.”) Move the switch to the left.
- When done, use the main control in the center of the screen to set the text size for that app, then tap anywhere on the screen to return to the control center.
- Swipe up to get rid of the control center and you’re back to your app. You should see the difference in text size immediately – but that difference is not reflected in other apps.
And of course, if you want to switch back to a default text size, just go back to the Control Center, select “Text Size” and move the bottom switch to “All Apps.” But keep in mind that you are resetting all your apps to that text size.