While the screen on the iPhone 13 is one of the largest and brightest that Apple has ever made, it’s still only a few inches long. Perhaps you have made your way through the settings menu on the device in an effort make things easier to read, but now you are trying to figure out how to bold text on iPhone 13.
If you have been using the iPhone 13 for a while and feel like you are squinting to read your text messages, emails, or menus, then you might be looking for a way to make them a little easier to read.
You can turn on bold text on the iPhone 13 by going to Settings > Display & Brightness > Bold Text.
This will make the default text on the device darker and a bit larger, hopefully allowing you to read it more comfortably.
Our tutorial below provides additional discussion on activating this bold text setting, as well as some other text formatting and display options that you might want to check out as well.
How to Enable the iPhone 13 Bold Text Setting
- Tap Settings.
- Choose Display & Brightness.
- Turn on Bold Text.
Our guide continues below with more information on making iPhone text bold, including pictures of these steps.
How to Make iPhone 13 Text Bigger and Easier to Read (Guide with Pictures)
The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 13 in the iOS 15.4.1 operating system.
Step 1: Open the Settings menu on the iPhone.
Step 2: Scroll down and select the Display & Brightness menu.
Step 3: Scroll to the bottom of the menu and tap the button next to Bold text to turn it on.
The text appearance will update automatically so you can decide whether or not it’s something that you want to keep turned on.
Now that you know how to bold text on iPhone 13 you might want to consider learning about some of the other methods that you can use to adjust the appearance of the text that appears on the device screen. For example, you can find out how to caps lock on iPhone 13 when you are typing in a text message or an email.
More Information on How to Change Font Size and Style on an iPhone 13
Now that you have bold text on your iPhone, everything that you were previously having difficulty reading because it was too light should now be a little clearer.
If not, however, there are a few other things you can consider.
On the Display & Brightness menu where we found this bold text switch, there are some other items to adjust as well. These include:
- Text Size – if you open this submenu you are going to see a slider at the bottom of the screen. If you move that slider to the left it will make your iPhone text smaller. If you move it to the right, it will make the iPhone text bigger.
- View – this option lets you adjust the Display Zoom. There is a “Standard” option and a “Zoomed” option. If you are currently using the standard one you can try the zoomed one instead and see if that helps.
If you have tried all of these display settings and still don’t have a screen that is comfortable to view, then you can try going to the Accessibility menu. Here you will find things like:
- Display & Text Size
- Spoken Content
- Audio Descriptions
As well as a variety of other options that you can try out to see if they make the iPhone experience more enjoyable.
If you don’t want to change all of the text on your iPhone to bold text, but would rather select some of the text in an email or note, then you can do that, too. Simply tap and hold on to the text in those documents that you want to bold, then choose the BIU button in the black bar above the selection and choose the Bold option.
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