Your guide to using Screen Magnifier on Amazon Fire Tablets

May 3, 2021

Readers with moderate vision impairments or other reading disabilities can use Screen Magnifier on Amazon Fire tablets to magnify the size of the texts and read items more easily. Follow this simple guide to find how to use this new accessibility feature on 4th generation and newer Fire Tablets.

How to use Screen Magnifier on Amazon Fire Tablets?

The Screen Magnifier is ideal for users with low vision. It can help them look up words in the dictionary or Wikipedia or read the content clearly. The magnified view when enabled follows the part of the screen you are interacting with automatically or you can manually pan around the screen through various supported gestures. To turn on Screen Magnifier, do the following.

  1. Swipe down from the top of the screen.
  2. Choose Settings.
  3. Scroll down to Accessibility.
  4. Tap the switch next to Screen Magnifier.
  5. Hit the OK button.

Note - When you enable the accessibility feature, your device will function a bit differently such as different gestures for navigation.

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Turn On Amazon Fire Screen Magnifier

Amazon Fire Tablet Settings
Amazon Fire Tablet Settings

On your Amazon Fire tablet screen, swipe down from the top to display the Settings icon as it remains hidden from view.

Amazon Fire Tablet Accessibility
Amazon Fire Tablet Accessibility

Tap the icon to open its menu and scroll down to the Accessibility section.

Amazon Fire Screen Magnifier
Amazon Fire Screen Magnifier

Under it, locate the Screen Magnifier option. Then, tap the switch next to the Screen Magnifier option to enable it.

Hit Ok when done. Use gestures to magnify the screen.

FunctionAction
Enable Screen Magnifier during device setupPress and hold down the Power button until you see ‘Do you want to shut down your Fire? prompt on screen. Then, tap the screen with your finger 3 times and hold it on the screen for a few seconds.
Magnify the screenSimply tap the screen with a finger thrice
PanDrag two fingers across the screen. Hold your fingers slightly apart while panning.
Alter zoom levelPinch inward and outward with two fingers when the screen is magnified.
Magnify the screen temporarilyTap the screen with a finger 3 times and hold. To pan, drag your finger across the screen. When you're finished, lift your finger.

That’s all there is to it. Hope it makes sense!

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