Magnified Screen???

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    I don't use any accessibility features. These have always been turned on...and are turned off now.

    So, today while out driving around testing the LTE on my Verizon 4G iPad, I was pressing near the home button. All of a sudden, the screen was magnified or zoomed in. It was like 1/4 of the entire desktop was zoomed to fit the entire screen. Icons were huge. It made it hard to do anything. I could not get out of it...I finally had to turn the device off and on again to get the display back to normal. Again, I just checked those accessibility features and they are all off.

    What to make of this?
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    One of the Accessibility features is a triple click of the Home button. This can either turn on/off one of the Accessibility features (including Zoom), or bring up a menu that will ask you what feature to turn on/off.

    Check your settings to see if that was on.

    Anyway, a double tap with three fingers should have taken you back out of Zoom mode. Or another triple tap on the Home button.
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    There is no way that was turn on...(I had an error in my initial post - see the bold part). I checked it immediately after I powered the machine off/on. I don't need or use those features. And even though, the screen was practically unusable. I can't believe those features would function like what I had. I could not use the tablet.

    It is possible that I hit the home buttom 3 times, as I was pressing in that area when this happened. I think there is a weird software state lurking in iOS 5.1.
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    If it wasn't Zoom mode, then it was probably just a glitch and is unlikely to happen again.

    If you have not done so, you might want to read the instructions below Zoom mode, turn it on, and play with it a bit. Just so you know what to look for if it does happen again. Might save some trouble shooting steps and a visit to Apple.
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    Good idea. Thanks.
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    No problem. Be sure to share if you run into anything interesting.
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    if you have zoom turned on, taping the screen twice with 3 fingers will zoom in.

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