People with low vision or other problems with reading text and seeing objects on the screen benefit immensely from the accessibility features of iOS and iPadOS. They’re also useful for anyone who finds defaults for text and buttons that Apple sets or that appear in apps that don’t fit within their range of visual acuity.
Apple has a little-used feature that can increase accessibility that is overlooked by most users: per-app settings. Go to Settings > Accessibility > Per-App Settings, whether you have it on or not Any accessibility features.
If you’ve enabled accessibility options, such as Large Text Size or High Contrast, you can override those changes for a particular app. Apple provides text, button size, labels, transparency, contrast, color discrimination, and inversion, as well as controls for speed, video auto-playing, and cross-fade.
Per-app accessibility settings let you enable features for specific apps or override your global accessibility settings.
So if you have increased the text size, but one of your apps cannot resize correctly with those settings, add it to the per-app settings and reduce the text size so that you can continue using the app- Although with less visual feature . (You can also write to the developer and tell them with a screen capture what’s wrong.)
When accessibility options aren’t turned on, you can enable them in specific apps using the same setting. Say it’s hard to read a button or functions of a button in an app? Turn on button sizes and labels and see if that helps.
Accessibility is for everyone, and this out-of-the-way feature helps demonstrate that principle.
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