Hello SE iOS app dev team and other interested parties,

Is it possible to increase the font sizes (relative to each other as a global scalar) on the iPad app? I can't see any app preferences/settings to do this...

If there isn’t a way to do so yet, could that functionality be added?

I recommend looking at The Guardian app for a good example of having a discreet (and discrete! ha ha!) ever-present font size controller on each page, that also uses a left-edge sidebar as part of its UI:

Screenshot and description of font resize feature example from The Guardian newspaper app

Not only is it a good option for legibility, it's also very good for avoiding temporary blindness from having to hold one's device too close!

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We do not have functionality to change the font sizes for the Stack Exchange app only.

However, the app supports Dynamic Type, which is a device-wide setting. You can change it by going to the Settings App -> Display & Brightness -> Text Size. There you will see a slide control to change the text size. Changing it there will affect most font sizes in the app.

(Note these are iOS 8 instructions; steps for iOS 7 might be slightly different, but the functionality is there).

  • Or easier, under "Display & Brightness -> Text Size" Commented Nov 11, 2014 at 2:14
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    @BenjaminR updated answer to clarify things a bit. Commented Nov 17, 2014 at 15:36
  • @ArieLitovsky Thanks!
    – Benjamin R
    Commented Nov 17, 2014 at 18:48

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