While you can’t directly resize individual app icons on iPhone 13, there are ways to adjust the overall size of all icons on your Home screen. This article will explain three methods to achieve this: using the Zoom feature, editing your Home screen view, and making adjustments in the Settings app.

So, let’s get started.

How to Resize App Icons on iPhone 13?

There are three main methods to effectively change the size of app icons on your iPhone 13:

Using the Zoom Feature:

This method increases the size of everything on your screen, including app icons. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone 13 and tap on “Accessibility”.
  2. Scroll down and tap on “Zoom” and toggle the switch next to “Zoom” to turn it on.
  3. You’ll see a magnifier appear on your screen. Pinch your fingers together or double-tap three times to zoom in. A slider will also appear to adjust the zoom level.
  4. Tap “Choose View” and select either “Standard” (default size) or “Zoomed” (larger icons).
  5. Tap “Set Zoom Level” to confirm your selection. Your iPhone will restart, and your app icons will be larger.

Editing Your Home Screen View

This method involves rearranging app icons to create a less crowded Home screen, making them appear visually bigger. Here’s how:

  1. Tap and hold on to any app icon on your Home screen until all the icons start jiggling (editing mode).
  2. Drag and drop app icons to rearrange them, creating more space between them. You can also move entire pages of apps by tapping and holding the dock at the bottom of the screen and dragging the desired page to a new location.
  3. Once you’re satisfied with the layout, press the Home button or tap anywhere on the screen to exit editing mode.

Adjusting Icon Sizes in the Settings App (Limited Option)

While there’s no direct setting to change icon size, you can adjust the text size to slightly influence the relative size of app icons. Here’s how:

  1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone 13 and tap on “Display & Brightness”.
  2. Under “Text Size,” you can choose between “Smaller,” “Larger,” or “Largest”.
  3. Selecting “Larger” might make app icons appear slightly smaller in comparison to the text.

Other Options for Changing App Icon Size on iPhone 13

Let’s get to know about the other options for changing app icon size on iPhone 13:

1. Third-party Apps (Limited Functionality)

Some third-party apps claim to change app icon size. However, these apps typically work by creating shortcuts or overlays, not by directly modifying the system. These solutions might not be as reliable or visually appealing.

2. Accessibility Options

For users with specific accessibility needs, features like Bold Text or Increase Contrast can slightly alter the appearance of app icons. However, these options are primarily designed for improved readability, not necessarily for icon size adjustment.

Troubleshooting Icon Size Issues

If you’re experiencing issues with app icon size, here are a few troubleshooting steps:

Check for Software Updates

Ensure your iPhone 13 is running the latest iOS version. Updates might include bug fixes related to icon display.

Reset Home Screen Layout

This resets your Home screen to the default layout. Go to Settings > General > Reset > Reset Home Screen Layout. Be aware that this will remove any custom app arrangements you’ve made.


While directly resizing individual app icons isn’t possible on iPhone 13, the methods mentioned above offer effective workarounds. Using the Zoom feature provides the most significant size increase while editing your Home screen layout creates a more spacious look with larger-appearing icons.  For minor adjustments, consider changing the text size. Remember, some third-party apps might offer limited functionality, and accessibility options focus on improving readability. By trying these methods and troubleshooting tips, you can customize your iPhone 13 Home screen to your liking.