1. Joan SC's Avatar
    I apologize if this has been covered, but I have spent enough time trying to figure this out.
    When I'm in Safari on IPhone 4s, I can't pinch to zoom, tap etc to make the text bigger, or to zoom in on one part of the article. In portrait or landscape, the text size remains the same.
    Do I have a setting set incorrectly?
    Thanks!!
    10-18-2011 06:37 AM
  2. NINnerd's Avatar
    Same problem here.
    10-18-2011 06:41 AM
  3. chrstdvd's Avatar
    I bet you it has to do with the web site you are viewing. I notice that most sites are as you describe but they are the mobile sites, not the true desktop sites. I can go to hokiessports.com/football/schedule and at that site use the double tap to zoom in or pinch etc.

    The sad thing is that there is not a setting to go to the full site. U have to get another browser that allows your browser to be id'ed as a desktop browser.
    10-18-2011 06:54 AM
  4. Jellotime91's Avatar
    If these are mobile sites, they are formatted specifically for your screen so that you should never need to zoom in.

    If these are desktop sites, I have never heard of anyone with this issue so I'm not quite sure what to say :/
    10-18-2011 10:17 AM
  5. Joan SC's Avatar
    Let me explain...if I'm on, say, CNN website and I want to zoom in or make the text bigger, I THOUGHT I am supposed to double tap or something. Nothing happens when I do. Also, I thought the word READER is supposed to appear in the address bar, so once clicked, you could read it later.
    My eyes arent that bad, but when I had my droid, I could "pinch out" and whatever web page I was looking at, the letters became bigger and re-fit itself on my screen.
    I believe in one of the promos for this phone, I saw someone pinching out and the font got bigger on a web page.
    I also know about going into settings and making ALL font bigger, but then it doesn't refit itself to your screen, so you constantly have to scroll back and forth.
    Thanks and sorry I'm not clear!!!!
    10-18-2011 10:36 AM
  6. cr12#IM's Avatar
    i noticed the same problem on mine, i did some reading and apparently its all about how the site is coded they can actually turn off the ability for you to zoom etc. on the site side. sucks some sites are really small and wont refit the text to fit on the screen its pretty annoying.
    10-18-2011 11:26 AM
  7. Rockdog97's Avatar
    usually the mobile sites have a "exit mobile view" or "view full web site" option at the bottom of the page.. not sure on all them however.

    Are there other browsers available for the iPhone?
    10-18-2011 11:48 AM
  8. cr12#IM's Avatar
    usually the mobile sites have a "exit mobile view" or "view full web site" option at the bottom of the page.. not sure on all them however.

    Are there other browsers available for the iPhone?
    yes several in the app store.
    10-18-2011 12:51 PM
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