How to make app icons bigger on your iPad

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With the latest iPadOS, Apple brings a number of customization options so you can personalize your Home Screen with unique widgets and app placement. But one of the most frequently asked questions is "how to enlarge icons on my iPad?"

Fortunately, it only requires a simple trip to settings. Not only does it make finding apps on your iPad's Home Screen easier, but using larger app icons can better suit your iPad's display; especially when compared to a significantly smaller iPhone display. 

How to enlarge app icons on iPad 

When making apps bigger on iPad, you will still see the same number of apps being displayed on one Home Screen page. This means you won't have to reorganize all your apps or widgets. Read on to find out how to enlarge icons on your iPad.

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  • On your iPad, open the Settings app. 
  • Scroll down to "Home Screen & Dock" and tap on it. 

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  • Switch on "Use Large App Icons."
  • When you head back to the Home Screen, the app icons will appear larger. 

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Speaking of apps, you can completely change app icons on your iPhone and iPad that allows users to find an image or take a picture that can replace the default icon image on any app. For plenty more ways to customize your iPhone or iPad, check out these 5 apps and tips to customize your iOS device

Darragh Murphy

Darragh Murphy is fascinated by all things bizarre, which usually leads to assorted coverage varying from washing machines designed for AirPods to the mischievous world of cyberattacks. Whether it's connecting Scar from The Lion King to two-factor authentication or turning his love for gadgets into a fabricated rap battle from 8 Mile, he believes there’s always a quirky spin to be made. With a Master’s degree in Magazine Journalism from The University of Sheffield, along with short stints at Kerrang! and Exposed Magazine, Darragh started his career writing about the tech industry at Time Out Dubai and ShortList Dubai, covering everything from the latest iPhone models and Huawei laptops to massive Esports events in the Middle East. Now, he can be found proudly diving into gaming, gadgets, and letting readers know the joys of docking stations for Laptop Mag.