Use Magnification Gestures on HTC One M8
Edited by Thor, Sid Bedekar, Eng
Hello and welcome to VisiHow. In this video, we are going to show you how to use the magnification gestures on an HTC One M8.
To begin, turn the phone on by pressing the Power button located on the top of the phone.
Once the phone has been activated, we will see the lock screen.
To unlock the phone, swipe the screen upwards.
Once the phone has been unlocked, we will see the home screen.
At the bottom, we will see these icons here. The Notifications panel will appear.
What we need to do now is find the Settings menu and to do that, we need to swipe the Notifications panel down.
To do that, start right at the top of the screen and swipe downwards.
We are looking for the Settings icon in the right-hand corner of the screen.
We can see that there is a white cog icon. This is our Settings icon. Press down on it and it will open up our Settings menu.
We can see that it says the word "Settings" in the top left-hand corner of the screen.
Let's scroll down until we are in the "PERSONAL" section.
We can see that it says the word "PERSONAL" in this gray bar.
In this section, we are looking for "Accessibility".
Next to this word, there is an icon of a hand. Press down on this option and it will open up our Accessibility options.
We want the "DISPLAY" section.
It says "DISPLAY" in this gray bar.
In this section, we want the "Magnification gestures" option.
Press down on this section.
Here, we have a list of the magnification gestures and we can show you how to use them.
The first thing we need to do is make sure that this function is turned on. Currently, we can see that it is turned off in this black bar at the top of the screen. We can see that here is an icon here and it says the word "OFF" inside.
Press down on this icon, and now it says the word "ON" and a part of the icon has turned green.
Now we can show you how to use the magnification gestures but first, we are going to read this information to you.
It says here: "When this feature is turned on, you can zoom in and out by triple-tapping the screen". So, this is the first thing we can do. Triple-tap the screen and now we can see that we have zoomed in.
If we want to zoom out, triple-tap again and we can see that we have zoomed out.
So to zoom in, triple tap, and to zoom out, triple tap.
The second part says, "While zoomed in, you can:
Pan: Drag two or more fingers across the screen" and "Adjust zoom level: Pinch two or more fingers together or spread them apart". What we can do then, is zoom in by triple tapping the screen.
If we use just one finger, we can see that there is no panning.
It is not going side to side, we can only go up and down. What we need to do is use two fingers. Use two fingers and we can see that we can pan. To pan means to go side to side so we can see more information.
We can also customize or edit the exact type of zoom and how zoomed in or zoomed out we are by pinching.
Use two fingers, press down on the screen and pinch in or out.
We can see here that I am pinching in.
Pinch in to zoom out and pinch out to zoom in.
Let's zoom out again by triple tapping the screen.
Now we have returned to the normal view.
The next option says: "You can also temporarily magnify what's under your finger by triple-tapping and holding. In this magnified state, you can drag your finger to explore different parts of the screen. Lift your finger to return to your previous state". So, let's triple tap and then keep our finger pressed down. Here, we can see that the finger is still held down. We have zoomed in and we can look around by moving our finger as if our finger was a magnifying glass. We can zoom around and move from place to place very easily.
Once we let go, the image is going to return to its normal size.
The next part of this says:
"Note: Triple-tap for magnification works everywhere except the keyboard and navigation bar". Remember that it will not work with the keyboard or navigation bar. "When Magnification gestures are turned on, response time may be slower in Phone dialer, Calculator and other apps".
This concludes our tutorial on how to use the magnification gestures on an HTC One M8.
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Video: Use Magnification Gestures on HTC One M8
Recent edits by: Sid Bedekar, Thor