If you have trouble reading text on specific websites, you can adjust the font size in Safari. But this isn’t always enough. Maybe the webpage you’re visiting has images that you want to view bigger. Or perhaps the site size overall is just too small.
There’s a wonderful accessibility feature for Safari on both Mac and iOS that lets you zoom to a particular percentage on all sites you visit or only those where you need it. We’ll show you how to enable zoom in Safari in this tutorial.
Set up zoom in Safari on Mac
To enable zoom in Safari on your Mac and configure it for all sites or just a few, follow these steps.
1) Open Safari and click Safari > Preferences from the menu bar.
2) Click the Websites tab.
3) On the left, pick Page Zoom.
In the center screen, you’ll see sites you currently have open at the top and sites you’ve configured at the bottom.
4) For any website on the list, click the drop-down box for the zoom percentage on the right. You can pick from as low as 50 percent or as high as 300 percent. And you can configure each site differently.
5) For all other websites you visit that are not already on your list, you can pick a default percent at the bottom. Click the drop-down box next to When visiting other websites and make your choice.
When you finish, you can simply close the Safari Preferences window. You should see your changes take effect immediately.
Set up zoom in Safari on iPhone and iPad
When browsing the web on a smaller screen than your computer, using zoom can be even handier. Just do the following to enable and configure zoom in Safari on iOS.
1) Open Settings and tap Safari.
2) Scroll down and under Settings for Websites, tap Page Zoom.
3) Similar to Mac, you’ll see websites that you have changed the Page Zoom for at the top. To change one, tap it and choose a new zoom percentage.
You can also edit the list of sites on this screen. Tap Edit at the top and then Delete or Clear All Settings.
4) At the bottom of the Page Zoom screen, choose a default percentage for all other pages you visit in Safari that aren’t already on your list.
When you finish, tap the arrow at the top to return to your Settings or close the app.
Wrapping it up
Using zoom in Safari is a super simple way to see websites and pages larger and more clearly. And because the setting is so easy to access on all your devices, you can change it back at any time.
Is the zoom feature in Safari something you’ve tried and would recommend or are you going to give it a shot for the first time? Let us know!