In today’s article, we will teach you how to change the screen resolution on Android phones and tablets. Some Android devices allow you to change the screen resolution through the Display menu in Settings. Most of these devices also allow the user to change the pixel density through the Developer Options menu. Just follow the steps below.
Method one: Use the Display Settings menu
1- First, open the Settings icon. This icon looks like a gear. You can access it through the apps menu or the home screen.
You can also swipe the screen from top to bottom and then click on the gear icon that appears in the menu. Note that not all Android phones have the option to change the screen resolution in the Settings menu.
2. Now click on the Display option. This icon looks like a sun in your phone’s Settings menu.
If you do not see the Display option in the Settings page, you must click on the magnifying glass icon in the upper right corner of the page and search for “Display” in the search bar to display the Display option in the settings.
3- Now lower the Display menu a bit and click on the Screen Resolution option.
4- From this section, you can choose the option you want between HD, FHD and WQHD. HD has the lowest possible resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. FHD is a mid-range resolution with a density of 1920 by 1080 pixels, and finally, WQHD is the highest possible resolution of 2560 by 1440.
Note that the resolutions in this section depend on the model of your phone and tablet, more pixels will mean higher screen resolution.
5- Finally, in order for the change to be applied on your device, you must click on the Apply option.
Method 2: Use Developer Mode to change the pixel density
1- First, enter your Android settings. To do this, click on the Settings icon, which is the shape of a gear.
You can also swipe the screen from top to bottom and then click on the gear icon that appears in the menu.
Note that changing the pixel density (DPI) does not mean changing the screen resolution of the phone. This changes the number of pixels used per inch. You can make the words, text, and icons smaller or larger by making this change.
There is no option to change the pixel density or access Developer Options on all Android models.
2. Scroll down the page and click on About phone at the bottom of the Settings menu.
3- Drag the page down to reach the “Build number”. This option is located at the bottom of the “About phone” menu.
If you do not see this option, click on the magnifying glass icon in the upper right corner of the page and type “Build Model” in this bar.
4- Tap the build number 7 times. This will open the Developer options menu items for you. Through the Developer option, you can change the pixel density of your Android device. There should also be a pop-up message “You are now a developer!” See after activating this option.
Warning: Creating to change the options in the Developer option without knowing exactly what you are doing will cause other problems on your phone. We recommend that you make a backup copy of your Android device before making any changes to this section.
5. Now click on the Back button to return to the Settings page.
6. Click on the Developer options option. This option should be located near the About phone option at the bottom of the page.
On some Android phones, you may need to swipe up to find this option.
7- Now drag the page down and choose the option you want between the two options Smallest width or Minimum Width. These options are at the bottom of the page.
Note that this option is usually located at the bottom of the Developer Options page, and to access it you have to swipe down to the bottom of this page.
8- Now enter the desired width in the box. All you have to do is click inside the pop-up window and then enter the pixel tram you want.
Note that the pixel density (DPI) on Android devices is between 120 (minimum mode) to 640 (maximum mode). The larger the number, the smaller the screen items such as icons, text, etc. appear.
9- Finally, click on the OK option at the bottom of the page to apply the changes made to your Android device and change the pixel density.
- It is possible to change the DPI of the phone using many applications, but to use these applications, your Android device must be rooted.
- After changing the resolution of the phone, the Android screen keyboard may change its letters. To solve this problem, you need to install keyboards that are dedicated to your existing DPI, such as GBoard.
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