Increasing the Text message font size on Windows Phone 8

My eyes are getting worse. Not sure if it’s old age or spending half my life staring at computer screens but it does mean that, especially at the end of a long day, I can struggle to read things without digging out my glasses. Happily Windows Phone 8 lets you bump up the text size for text messages, email, people and the lock screen with a simple slider under the “Ease of Access” settings option.


As if this wasn’t enough you can also turn on the screen magnifier via the same “ease of access” setting. When switched on, if you double-tap with two fingers anything shown on the Windows Phone 8 screen is zoomed up, even the start screen. You can pan around with two fingers and double-tap again to zoom out.

Pretty useful stuff for my failing eyesight. Especially on the way home from the pub :-)