iOS 7 – Having Trouble Seeing Your App Names?

I, along with millions of others, recently updated my iPhone’s operating system to iOS 7.   While I like the visual effects of iOS 7, I quickly discovered that I was having trouble reading the names of my apps.   I know that iOS 7 is supposed to be a gentler, kinder interface for the app names were a little too faint for me.

It was easy enough to fix.  I just activated Bold Text in the Accessibility options.  Just go to Settings > General > Accessibility.    Go to ‘Bold Text’ and move the slider from left to right.   Note that a restart of your device will be necessary to activate this.

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These are the before (left) and after (right) screenshots.


About the Author

Judy Novotny

Judy is a computer veteran with 30 years of experience. She has owned everything from a TRS-80, Apple IIe and various Windows-based PCs. She is currently living in her Apple ecosystem at home consisting of an iPhone, iPad, iMac, MacBook, Apple TV, iPod nano and two Time Capsules. She is a fan of all things mobile since she got her first Palm Pilot in 1999. Check out her iPad app, Number Wizard, in the App Store. Follow her on Twitter @junovotech or at