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Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: How to Enable and Use Magnification Gestures Feature in Android 5.1.1 Lollipop

Magnification gestures is a feature in Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge that is basically designed for the visually impaired or low vision users in order to help them easily see a small thing or part in their phones' screen. When this feature is enabled, you can easily magnify what's on your screen by triple tapping the screen. But, you have to remember that when this feature is enabled, the response time could be slowdown, especially when using the dial pad, calculator and keyboard.


How to enable magnification gestures feature?
As the example, we'll enable this feature by using two different methods: from the settings menu and from the direct access menu

Method #1: From the settings menu
You can turn on magnification gestures feature via the settings menu by using the following steps:
  1. While the screen is unlocked, swipe down the top of the screen to open up the notification panel and then tap at the top right to go to the settings menu.
  2. Scroll down to the Personal section and then tap Accessibility.
  3. Tap Vision.
  4. Scroll down the screen and then tap Magnification gestures.
  5. Slide the ON/OFF switch to the right to enable magnification gestures feature. The switch turns green when it's enabled.

Method #2: From the direct access
If you have enabled the direct access feature, you can turn on magnification gestures feature from the direct access menu by using the following steps:
  1. On any screen, press the Home key three times quickly to open up the direct access menu.
  2. In the direct access menu, tap Accessibility.
  3. Tap Vision.
  4. Scroll down the screen and then tap Magnification gestures.
  5. Slide the ON/OFF switch to the right to enable magnification gestures feature. The switch turns green when it's enabled.


How to use magnification gestures feature?
See the following steps as the example of using this feature:
  1. To use magnification mode, triple tap anywhere on the screen with one finger(except the keyboard and navigation bar). While the screen is zoomed in, you can do the following actions:
    • Drag two or more fingers across the screen to pan or explore different part of the screen.
    • Spread two fingers apart together on the screen to increase the zoom level.
    • Pinch two fingers together on the screen to decrease the zoom level.
    • Triple tap the screen to return to the normal state.
  2. To temporarily magnify what's under your finger, triple tap the screen and hold your finger on the screen. Without lifting your finger from the screen, you can do the following actions:
    • Drag your finger to pan or explore different part of the screen.
    • Lift your finger from the screen to return to the normal state.

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