COOL TIP: The Little Corner Man In Your Android Phone

You can see him on the lower right hand corner of your Android screen.  And you’ll find him lurking in some other Android functions as well.   We call him Mr. Accessibility.

He is Google’s icon for functions that permit magnification of content on your screen.   It is a function that comes in handy if you have near-sightedness or are struggling to read your screen in daylight.  It also is useful if you are zooming in on photos.  All-in-all, Mr. Accessibility is a useful little chap.

However, he also has created a bit of confusion for Android users.   If you inadvertently tap this icon, you’ll note an orange border is inserted on your screen.   This is Google’s invitation to press on whatever part of the screen you want to magnify.   And, if you have no interest in this function, you are a bit put-out.  So, for those put-outers, here’s a quick fix to rid yourself of Mr. Accessibility:

Settings>Accessibility>Magnification>Off. 

Those four steps remove the little corner man from your opening screen until such time as you decide to return him.   It’s a great tool for seniors but for many Android users, the little man is more bother than he’s worth.

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