Apple Watch Keeps Zooming In: How To Fix

The Apple Watch is one of the best wearables you can get. However, it can be a little small for some people when reading text or messages. In watchOS 8, Apple introduced the Zoom feature which lets you enlarge text and other elements on your watch display. It’s a helpful addition to watchOS for visual impairments or partial blindness. 

Apple Watch

Once enabled, the feature allows you to see things on your watch’s display much clearer without squinting your eyes. However, it can be annoying when it does not work. In fact, you might find your Apple Watch’s display stuck on magnified mode while using it. Rest assured, getting back to the standard view is pretty straightforward.  

How to Fix Apple Watch Keep Zooming In Issue

You can use several workarounds to get your Apple Watch back to full view if you are stuck on Zoom In mode. 

Method 1: Double Tap The Display

Zooming in on the Apple Watch is simple as all you have to do is tap your wearable display twice with two fingers. You simply need to rotate the Digital Crown button counter-clockwise to zoom out, but it sometimes does not work. 

To get back to full view on the Apple Watch, try double-tapping the display with two fingers. Alternatively, you can press the Digital Crown button three times to zoom out if you have already added Zoom to the Accessibility shortcut. 

To access Accessibility Shortcut, open the Settings app on your Apple Watch, and select Accessibility > Accessibility Shortcut. You will be able to set the Digital Crown button to enable/disable VoiceOver, Zoom, or Touch Accommodations with a triple-click. 

Method 2: Remove Screen Protector

If your Apple Watch keeps zooming in without you touching the screen, consider removing your watch’s screen protector if you have one. It’s worth a try as a screen protector might automatically enable the Zoom in feature. Once it’s been removed, restart your Apple Watch to see if the problem is fixed. 

To restart an Apple Watch, press and hold the side button until the Power Off slider appears then drag the slider to turn it off. After your watch turns off, press and hold the side button again until the Apple logo shows up. If your Watch is now charging, remove the charger before restarting it. 

Method 3: Adjust the Zoom Settings on Your Watch

You can adjust how much you want to zoom in or out on your Apple Watch. If your Apple Watch is stuck in the Zoom In mode, try changing the Zoom settings. To do it, go to Settings > Accessibility > Zoom. Adjust the slider to your preferred zoom level and check if the problem persists. 

Method 4: Turn It Off

If none of the above solutions helps, we suggest you turn it off and remove the accessibility shortcut to turn on the Zoom feature. You can turn off Zoom on your iPhone and Apple Watch. 

On iPhone: 

  1. Open the Apple Watch app and select the My Watch tab
  2. Tap on Accessibility and turn off the switch for Zoom

On Apple Watch

  1. Open the Settings app on your Watch
  2. Select Accessibility 
  3. Turn off the switch for Zoom. Your watch should let you know that the feature has been turned off. 

If you have already set up Zoom as one of your Accessibility Shortcuts, consider removing it to see if the problem is fixed. To do it, open the Settings app on your watch, select Accessibility, and uncheck the Zoom option to turn it off. 

Method 5: Force Restart

If you have exhausted all the possibilities above, but nothing works, try performing a force restart. It’s a great way to fix many Apple Watch problems such as Apple Watch being stuck on the Apple logo, frozen apps, bugs, and glitches. Here is how to do it.

Step 1: Press and hold the Side button and Digital Crown for at least 10 seconds.

Step 2: Release both buttons when you see the Apple logo.

Step 3: Your Watch should restart. Once it’s done, check if the problem is fixed. 

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