1. GarrisonHalibut's Avatar
    I just got a brand-new Samsung Tab S 8.4 and I find that the fonts in many apps are so small that they are virtually unreadable to my middle-aged eyes.

    I've adjusted the font size in the tablet's display settings menu, but these do not seem to make any difference in many apps, such as Facebook and others. A few apps have their own individual font size menus, but many do not, and I end up having to squint. This definitely takes the pleasure out of using the device.

    Is there any way of globally adjusting font sizes on the device that I have missed? If I can't fix this issue, I'm going to have to return the tablet and take a heavy hit on the restocking fee, so any help would be greatly appreciated.
    04-21-2015 11:31 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Unfortunately, font size within apps is often controlled by the app itself, not by the device's Accessibility settings. Have you tried the Magnification Gestures in Settings>Accessibility​?
  3. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Unfortunately, font size within apps is often controlled by the app itself, not by the device's Accessibility settings. Have you tried the Magnification Gestures in Settings>Accessibility​?
    04-21-2015 11:39 AM
  4. GarrisonHalibut's Avatar
    Thanks for the welcome and the response. I started experimenting with the Magnification Gestures, but at first glance, the process seems pretty cumbersome. I was hoping for a tablet I could sit and leisurely read, not have to tap three times on parts of the screen to read a fragment at a time. Maybe I was doing it wrong-- I'll have to go back and try again.

    The ironic thing is that I was perfectly happy with my 2012 Nexus 7, but the Lollipop update screwed it up bigtime.
    04-21-2015 03:47 PM
  5. Jon_Doh's Avatar
    Thanks for the welcome and the response. I started experimenting with the Magnification Gestures, but at first glance, the process seems pretty cumbersome. I was hoping for a tablet I could sit and leisurely read, not have to tap three times on parts of the screen to read a fragment at a time. Maybe I was doing it wrong-- I'll have to go back and try again.

    The ironic thing is that I was perfectly happy with my 2012 Nexus 7, but the Lollipop update screwed it up bigtime.
    Did you do a factory reset after the Lollipop update? It made all the difference in the world with mine.
    04-25-2015 09:52 AM

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