How to use iPhone and iPad as a magnifying glass


  1. Open Settings and tap on General
  2. Next tap Accessibility and then Magnifier
  3. Tap the toggle on the right to turn the feature on
  4. Now you can activate the magnifier by triple clicking the side button (previously sleep/wake button)


Alternate option to activate magnifier

Another great way to quickly pull the magnifier is through a customized Control Center icon. Here’s how:

  1. Open Settings and tap on Control Center
  2. Tap Customize Controls
  3. Tap the + symbol next to Magnifier
  4. Adjust the position with the hamburger icon (three lines) on the right
  5. Open Control Center by swiping down from the top right corner of the display on iPhone X or swiping up from the bottom of the display on iPhone 8/8 Plus and older

Do you have a directional antenna, a 2m SSB transceiver with 50 W output and a PC?

If your answer is YES then, believe it or not, you are capable of making a QSO with EA6VQ (and other stations) using the Moon as a reflector. Please continue reading this page and you will discover a new world of DX communications, where you can work stations all around the world on 144 MHz.

Disclaimer: 2m EME communications can be addictive and if you try them you are likely to get side effects, like losing interest in other hobbies, in other bands and in other DX modes. If you don’t want to take this risk you had better leave this page right now.