Large, bold, and high-contrast text
Display larger text in apps such as Calendar, Contacts, Mail, Messages, and Notes. Go to
Settings > General > Accessibility > Larger Type, where you can turn on Larger Dynamic Type
and adjust the font size.
Display bolder text on iPhone. Go to Settings > General > Accessibility and turn on Bold Text.
Increase text contrast where possible. Go to Settings > General > Accessibility and turn on
Reduce onscreen motion
You can stop the movement of some screen elements, such as the parallax of the wallpaper
behind home screen icons.
Reduce motion. Go to Settings > General > Accessibility and turn on Reduce Motion.
On/off switch labels
To make it easier to see whether a setting is on or off, you can have iPhone show an additional
label on on/off switches.
Add switch setting labels. Go to Settings > General > Accessibility and turn on On/Off Labels.
Made for iPhone hearing aids
If you have a Made for iPhone hearing aid (available for iPhone 4s or later), you can use iPhone to
adjust its settings to suit your listening needs.
Adjust hearing aid settings and view status. Go to Settings > General > Accessibility >
Hearing Aids, or set the Accessibility Shortcut to open Hearing Aid Control. See
on page 123.
For shortcut access from the Lock screen, turn on Settings > Accessibility > Hearing Aids >
Control on Lock Screen. Use the settings to:
Check hearing aid battery status.
Adjust ambient microphone volume and equalization.
Choose which hearing aids (left, right, or both) should receive streaming audio.
Control Live Listen.
Use iPhone as a remote microphone. You can use Live Listen to stream sound from the
microphone in iPhone to your hearing aids. This can help you hear better in some situations by
positioning the iPhone nearer the sound source. Triple-click the Home button, choose Hearing
Aids, then tap Start Live Listen.
Stream audio to your hearing aids. Stream audio from Phone, Siri, Music, Videos and more by
choosing your hearing aids from the AirPlay menu
Hearing Aid Mode
iPhone has a Hearing Aid Mode that, when activated, may reduce interference with some
hearing aid models. Hearing Aid Mode reduces the transmission power of the cellular radio in
the GSM 1900 MHz band and may result in decreased 2G cellular coverage.
Activate Hearing Aid Mode. Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Hearing Aids.