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iFootpath Expert: Zoom into iFootpath Walks for a Closer Look


We’ve listed below some ways that you can zoom into the iFootpath website and App so that the directions and maps are easier to read. We hope that these will prove helpful whether you are out walking or checking out the routes in the comfort of your home.

Let’s start with the map on the App

With the GPS powered map, it’s possible to use the standard ‘gestures’ - pinch-in and pinch-out. On the iOS version, you can also use a one finger double tap to zoom in and a two finger double tap to zoom out.

Now let’s zoom into the map on the website

On the website, you can zoom in using the + and – symbols in the bottom right corner. But there is even more. zoom 2.png
You can click:

  • ‘View Larger Map’ to open the map in a new window
  • The Full-Screen symbol in the top right corner of the map so that the map fills the whole screen
  • The ‘yellow man’ and drag the man to one of the streets to enter Google’s Street View.
  • ‘Map’ top left and switch from ‘Satellite’ to ‘Map’ view

And now the walk directions on the App, make the text bigger

Did you know that most smartphones and tablets have a zoom function?

How to zoom the entire screen in iPads and iPhones

 In iOS7 and above devices, you enable zooming this way:



1. Go to Settings
2. Tap General→Accessibility→Zoom
3. Switch Zoom to “On”
4. Now you can turn Zoom on and off by double-tapping the screen with three fingers. This takes a little practice to get used to – don’t forget that it turns it off as well as on.


To pan the screen while Zoom is on, swipe using three fingers or hold your finger on the small bar at the bottom of the zoom window. You can adjust the magnification level, double-tap with three fingers but continue to hold down your fingers after the second tap - drag your fingers up to enlarge things or drag your fingers down to decrease the magnification.

 How to zoom the entire screen on some Android devices

On Android devices, some things like browser pages can be enlarged with a double-tap or a two-finger spread gesture. Most recent devices with Android 4.2 and up also have a general zoom feature. The exact details of accessing it may vary, depending on the device.

Here is one common procedure.

  • Go to Settings
  • Tap Accessibility→Magnification gestures
  • Turn the switch at the top of the screen to “On”
  • Now you can zoom the entire display by triple-tapping the screen with one finger
  • Another triple-tap will turn zoom off
  • You can pan with two fingers held down
  • You can change the magnification with a two-finger spread or pinch


Wait, here are two more zooming tips…

If you are looking at walks on the iFootpath website on a tablet, try turning the tablet to Landscape, you will find that the walk pages display a little better and you do not need to pan left and right.

Did you know that if you are using a PC or laptop you can zoom in on your browser too? On a Mac just use ‘cmd +’ and ‘cmd –‘ to zoom out. You can also us ‘cmd 0’ to go back to normal view. On a PC use ctrl rather than cmd.

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