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!


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" – Brian Nickel Nov 11 '14 at 2:14
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    @BenjaminR updated answer to clarify things a bit. – Arie Litovsky Nov 17 '14 at 15:36
  • @ArieLitovsky Thanks! – Benjamin R Nov 17 '14 at 18:48

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