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Screenshot: David Murphy The iPhone keeps you connected to the world, but there is another, more straightforward it can help you make sense of what’s going on around you: You can use its Magnifier feature like an actual magnifying glass. This little-known option—only recently available as a standalone app—lets you zoom into and enlarge anything you point your camera at, like maybe a nutrition label printed in a minuscule font. While the camera app tops out at 5X, the Magnifier app lets you zoom in up to 10X. Magnifier also has extra features that tune the contrast and brightness, making those images even easier to see. How to use your iPhone’s Magnifier app Gif: Joel Cunningham Starting in iOS 15, Magnifier is available as a standalone app (previously it was only accessible via Control Center). You’ll find it in the Utilities folder. Once you open the app, you’ll see a camera view. You can pinch in to zoom in, or you can use the Zoom slider, below which you’ll see five icons: Camera : Use this button to switch between the front-facing and the rear-facing camera. Brightness : Use this slider to increase or decrease the brightness. (Increased brightness will help you spot smaller objects.) Contrast : Use the slider to increase or decrease the contrast. The higher the contrast, the darker the image will get. Filters : Add color filters like Red, Greyscale, Blue on Yellow to make things easier to see. Flashlight : Use this button to […]