Hi guys. My 75 year old mother has sight issues. Around 5% left in one eye and her "good" eye has around 40% but has a thing growing on the back of it which the surgeons don't want to touch in fear of destroying the last of her sight.
So anyway... She could no longer see the buttons on her phone to call people so I bought her an iPhone 6 plus because of both the screen size and accessibility options in iOS 8.
The Zoom function she's trying to learn to use but I've noticed a bug that's teally confusing her. Had me confused for a bit too. So you turn on zoom by tapping the screen a few times with 3 fingers. The zoom window opens up. All good.
In the settings there is an option called "follow focus". When this is on the zoom window acts just like a magnifying glass. You drag it around the screen with your finger and it enlarges things. Great.
Only for some reason the follow focus just turns itself off although the setting is still set to on. The only way to get it to come back is to turn off follow focus and zoom then zoom back in and follow focus back on.
Does anyone know either how to stop that happening or, an alternative app that's good for a low sight user that's not too good with technology.
Oh and yes I know the iPhone 6 is an advanced phone but the iOS interfaceis simple enough for a child to use, hence why I picked an apple product for my mother.