– Take a closer look with the Magnifier:
Who needs a magnifying glass when you have your trusty iPhone to unleash your inner Sherlock Holmes? While you might assume using the Camera app’s zoom is the same thing, the built-in Magnifier in iOS actually zooms in even closer to the subject you’re looking at.
Activating the tool is just a matter of diving into Settings > General > Accessibility > Magnifier and sliding the toggle for Magnifier and Auto-Brightness to On. Triple-clicking the Home button (or Side button on the iPhone X) triggers the magnifying window.
Alternatively, you can add it to the Control Center by navigating to Settings > Control Center > Customize Controls. The Magnifier feature comes in useful not just for those with vision problems. It can also be handy for reading a small text without straining your eyes.
Once you’re in magnification mode, you’ll notice a couple of symbols around. The lightning bolt is a shortcut to the torch, the padlock locks in the focus, the large button at the center freezes whatever you see, and the editing controls let you adjust brightness, contrast, and filters.
If you want to take pictures of the object you’re peering at through the magnifier, you’ll have to press and hold on the frozen photo till ‘Save Image’ and ‘Share’ pop up as options.