Make iOS 9 easier to read in just 7 taps


When Apple released iOS 9 with similar clean design as iOS 7, made thousands of bloggers unsatisfied on such type of identical design.“It’s too lightweight! The fonts are too spindly! The background is too bright! There aren’t rectangles around buttons—we don’t know what’s a button and what’s not! The Control Center is transparent—we can’t read it! You moved our cheese—we hate this!”

About the super-lightweight design, Apple may not agree with you. On Concord, at least it has given you the options to “fix” it. You can make the type bolder and bigger, the background dimmer, the colors heavier. You can restore outlines around buttons.

  • Go to Settings-> General-> Accessibility.


Larger Text

large text

This option is the central control panel for iOS’s Dynamic Type feature. This is a game-changer if a person with several decades of life experience to often find type on the screen too small.

You can choose a larger type size for all text the iPhone displays using the slider in apps such as iBooks, Mail, Messages etc. This slider doesn’t affect all the world’s other apps until their software companies update them to make them Dynamic Type compatible. When it comes it’ll be glorious, one slider to scale them all.


The switch consists of Larger Accessibility Sizes, unlocks an even longer slider and is situated at the top. It makes it possible for you to make the text in all the Dynamic Type-compatible apps even larger.

Bold Text

bold text

The system font is fairly light in iOS 9. This strokes are very thin in some sizes and lighting conditions. It’s even hard to read.

On concord, if you turn on Bold Text and then click Continue in the confirmation box. You iPhone restarts and when it comes to the fonts everywhere are slightly heavier at the Home screen, in email everywhere. It’s much easier to read with aging eyesight or low light. This is one of the most useful features in iOS and more which nobody knows about.

Button Shapes

button shapes

You can’t tell what’s a button anymore among the criticisms. Everything is just words floating on the screen without border rectangles to tell you what’s tappable.

This isn’t true, any text in blue type is a tappable button. Don’t bother if you want shapes around your buttons. You shall have them when you turn on this switch i.e. below, right.

Increase Contrast

increase contrast

There are three switches here. Reduce Transparency adds opacity to screens such as the Notification Center and the Control Center. Their backgrounds are now solid rather than slightly see-through. So that text on them is much easier to read.

Darken Colors makes type in some spots a little heavier and darker. You notice it in the fonts for buttons in the Calendar and in Safari. Finally, Reduce White Point tones down the whiteness of iOS 8’s screens. By making them slightly dimmer and less harsh.

Reduce Motion


To turn off the zooming-in animation when you open an app, or the subtle “parallax motion” of the Home screen background behind your icons what kind of killjoy would you want to turn off?

On/Off Labels

On Off labels

The Settings app teems with little tappable on/off switches that include this. The background of the switch is green when something is turned on and the background gets white when it’s off.

If you are having trouble remembering that distinction to turn on this option. The background of each switch sprouts visible symbols that help you remember that green means On. If you see a | marking and white means Off. These options together go a long way toward restoring readability to your iPad or iPhone.

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