Enable Zoom in Chrome on Android Devices

I recently moved back to Android from a short stint on iPhone and was surprised to find I could no longer zoom in on a webpage in Chrome.

I thought “What gives?”

I pinched and tapped to no avail.

It appears that this is the policy and has been on versions of Chrome on certain devices for years. I have no idea how but i’ve been lucky enough to avoid this for all my time on Android devices.

At any rate, I now needed to do something about it.

TL;DR

Chrome accessibility settings.

Here’s how you do it.

  1. Open Chrome on Android.
  2. Tap the menu in the top right.
  3. Tap Settings.
  4. Scroll down and tap Accessibility.
  5. Finally, Check the box for “Force enable zoom” and back out of Settings.

Voila! You’re free from the chains of Google Chrome.

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