Zooming Out on Safari Browser: A Step-by-Step Guide


Ted Stinson

Zooming out on your Safari browser is a handy trick to know, especially if you want to see more of a webpage at once. It’s pretty simple to do. With just a few clicks, you’ll be able to see the bigger picture, literally! Ready to learn how? Let’s dive in.

Step by Step Tutorial: Zooming Out on Safari Browser

Before we get into the nitty-gritty, let’s talk about what we’re about to do. Zooming out on your Safari browser will make everything on the webpage look smaller. This means you can see more stuff on the screen without scrolling too much. It’s great for getting an overview of a page or for when text and images are just too big.

Step 1: Open Safari Browser

Open your Safari browser on your device. This is where the magic begins.

When you open Safari, you’re ready to start surfing the web. Make sure you’re on the page you want to zoom out on before moving to the next step.

Step 2: Locate the View Menu

Click on the ‘View’ menu at the top of the screen. It’s in the menu bar.

The ‘View’ menu is where you’ll find different options for how things are shown on your browser. It’s like the control center for your eyes!

Step 3: Choose "Zoom Out"

Select ‘Zoom Out’ from the dropdown menu. You might also see a shortcut next to it.

By clicking ‘Zoom Out,’ you’re telling Safari to take a step back and shrink everything down. It’s like moving your chair back from a table to see more of it.

Step 4: Repeat as Necessary

Keep selecting ‘Zoom Out’ until the page is at your desired zoom level.

Each click on ‘Zoom Out’ makes everything a bit smaller. If you go too far, don’t worry! You can always zoom back in.

Once you’ve zoomed out to your liking, you’ll notice that you can see more of the webpage at a single glance. Text, images, and videos will all be smaller, but you’ll have a broader view of the content. This is particularly useful when you’re trying to get an overview of a large webpage or if you’re working with multiple windows open at once.

Tips for Zooming Out on Safari Browser

  • To zoom out quickly, you can use the keyboard shortcut ‘Command’ and ‘-‘ (minus) on a Mac.
  • If you’re using a Magic Mouse or a trackpad, you can pinch your fingers together to zoom out.
  • Remember that zooming out too much might make text hard to read, so find a balance that works for you.
  • If you zoom out by accident, you can easily zoom back in by clicking ‘Zoom In’ from the ‘View’ menu or using the ‘Command’ and ‘+’ (plus) keyboard shortcut.
  • Some websites have a built-in feature that keeps you from zooming out too much, so if it’s not working, that might be why.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I set a default zoom level on Safari?

Yes, you can set a default zoom level by going into Safari’s preferences and adjusting the ‘Page Zoom’ setting under ‘Websites.’

Will zooming out affect how pages look when I print them?

No, zooming out on your browser won’t affect the print layout. The page will print at the normal size unless you change the print settings.

Does zooming out work on all websites?

Most of the time, yes, but some websites’ design may not respond well to zooming out. It’s always a good practice to zoom in if you need to interact with the site more closely.

Can I zoom out on Safari on my iPhone or iPad?

Yes, you can! On an iPhone or iPad, you can use the pinch gesture—pinch your fingers together on the screen—to zoom out.

If I zoom out, will it stay that way when I visit other websites?

Safari will remember your zoom setting for a website unless you clear your browsing data. So if you visit the same website again, it should be at the zoom level you set.


  1. Open Safari Browser
  2. Locate the View Menu
  3. Choose "Zoom Out"
  4. Repeat as Necessary


Zooming out on Safari browser is a breeze once you get the hang of it. It’s all about making the web work for you and your eyes. Whether you’re trying to get a bird’s eye view of a page or just dealing with text that’s too large, knowing how to zoom out can transform your browsing experience. It’s like having a magnifying glass in reverse, allowing you to take in more information with less scrolling. Plus, with the additional tips and tricks we’ve covered, you’ll be a zooming pro in no time. So why not give it a whirl? Happy browsing, and don’t forget to zoom out to see the big picture!