Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: How to Enable and Use Magnifier Window Feature in Android 5.1.1 Lollipop

Magnifier window is one of accessibility features in Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge which is basically designed to aid limited or low vision users having difficulties seeing or reading what's on the screen. When this feature is enabled, you'll be provided with a magnifier window that you can use to magnify a specific area on the screen so you can see it better.


How to enable the magnifier window feature?
You can turn on this feature by using two different methods: from the settings menu and from the direct access.

Method #1: From the settings menu
You can use the following steps if you'd like to enable the magnifier window and adjust its settings:
  1. On any screen, 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 Magnifier window.
  5. Slide the ON/OFF switch to the right to enable the magnifier window feature. When this feature is enabled, the switch turns green and the magnifier window appears on the screen.
  6. If needed, you can adjust the zoom percentage of the magnifier window. Tap to decrease the zoom level or tap to increase the zoom level.
  7. If needed, you can also adjust the magnifier window size by tapping Magnifier size and then select Small, Medium or Large.

Method #2: From the direct access menu
If you have enabled the direct access feature, you can use the following steps to quickly enable the magnifier window feature:
  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 Magnifier window.
  3. The magnifier window feature is enabled and the magnifier window appears on the screen.



How to use the magnifier window feature?
When the magnifier window is displayed on the screen, you can drag it to a specific area on the screen and magnify what's under the window to help you see it better. When you're done, tap to close the window and disable the magnifier window feature as well.

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