The general consensus I hear is that people like the new look of iOS 7. It’s sleek, elegant, and quite polished. However, if you are an iPhone user who already struggles with viewing such a small screen, the svelte typography and subtle shades may be driving you crazy. We can hope that Apple is listening and will offer more accessible customization in iOS 7.1, but for now there are a few things you can do to make the screen somewhat easier to read.
Enable bold fonts. Apple did listen to some feedback and thickened up the fonts a bit during the development process, but for some the text is still too thin. Dig down to the Settings app > General > Accessibility, and turn on “Bold Text” in the second group of settings.
Enlarge the fonts. Some apps aren’t be affected by this setting, but the main built-in ones such as Mail and Messages are. Go to the Settings app > General > Accessibility, and turn on “Larger Type”. You can even choose how large to make the text.
Increase contrast. This doesn’t change the colors in many places, but I certainly noticed a difference on the home screen, which is where many people are complaining the most about illegible text. To turn this on go to the Settings app > General > Accessibility, and turn on “Increase Contrast”.
Reduce motion. Turning this on will disable the “parallax” effect that makes your icons feel like they are floating on your phone. If you find it disorienting you can turn it off in Settings > General > Accessibility > Reduce Motion
Change your wallpaper. Many of your phone’s colors are based on the colors of your wallpaper. Changing to a darker image might make some things significantly easier to read. You can change this in Settings > Wallpaper & Brightness. From here you can choose one of the built-in wallpapers or you can pick one of your own from your camera roll.
Adjust your brightness. You can easily adjust your brightness to make things easier to read using the new Control Center.