How to Make Font Size Bigger on Mac

If you want to increase the font size on a Mac, open the System Settings and find the Displays section. Select the “Larger Text” option to scale your display and to make everything bigger, including the font sizes.

Hi! My name is Yana, and I’ve been working with content for the past few years. My daily tasks include web design so I understand how important interface accessibility is. As someone who occasionally adjusts the page scale and Mac interface elements for easier use, I have gained a thorough understanding of how to enlarge the font size on a Mac.

In today’s post, I will show you a quick guide to make the font size bigger on a Mac. We’ll also look at how you can temporarily change the text size in browsers and applications.

Let’s dive in.

Key Takeaways

  • You can increase the size of the font by changing the display settings or using the keyboard shortcut Command and +.
  • By changing the size of the font, you will also change the layout of the content.

How to Make Font Size Bigger on Mac

When you need to make the font size bigger or change the size of the cursor on a Mac, you can do this in the Accessibility settings. Let’s take a look at how you can do it by following this 3-step guide.

Step 1. Open System Settings

Click on the Apple icon in the top left corner and choose the System Settings tab from the dropdown menu. 

Step 2. Find the Displays Section

Next, find the Displays tab in the menu and click on Displays Settings.

Step 3. Scale the Display Size

Beside the resolution tab, click on the Scaled option. Click on the Larger text button to change the scale of the interface. You can also change the brightness or color profile.

Press the Change Resolution button to confirm the changes. The screen’s elements will now appear bigger than their previous size, but the downside is that there are limited options for customization. You won’t be able to manually adjust the scale and select a specific size that suits your needs.

How to Make Font Size Bigger Using Shortcut on Mac

If you don’t want to change the scale of the whole screen, you can use the keyboard shortcut to adjust the font size. Press Command and + to zoom in and Command and – to zoom out. 

Increasing the font size temporarily without altering any settings can be a useful alternative. Keep in mind that not all applications may support this feature.

Final Thoughts

You can easily change the font size on a Mac with just a few clicks. Simply change the display text to be larger in the Systems Preferences or use the keyboard shortcut commands to increase or decrease the text size. However, be careful as increasing the font size may impact the content layout. 

Do you find this feature easy to use? We hope this article helps you to make the font size bigger on your Mac. Let us know if you have any questions in the comments below.

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