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Magnifying glass on iOS

Posted on 2016-07-26
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When in the native email client, I used to have a magnifying glass that I could place on text, but that seems to have disappeared.

I'm running iOS 9.3.3

Any ideas?
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by:Eoin OSullivan
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Assistive Touch is an iOS feature
https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204390

You enable it in  Settings : General : Accessibility : Zoom
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Was this ever enabled by default?
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The cursor zoom feature is perhaps what you're referring to.  That is still there.  You move your finger to a point in the text and press and hold for a second and it will appear to allow you to accurately place the cursor.
You cannot turn that feature on and off and it is always enabled in iOS.
Since iOS 9 however Apple quietly introduced an alternative to the zoom where you tap with 2 fingers in the keyboard area, the on screen keyboard will grey out and moving the 2 fingers moves the cursor.
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