change resolution in android without root

In this post, I will show you all the Possible ways to Change Screen resolution in Android Without Root.

Nothing is Perfect, Yes! my finger is towards your Android OS. If your Device icons, the layout is too short or to too big to use.

So, now you need to make some customization to make your Android easy to use for your own convenience.

Android provides a dedicated option in settings to customize the screen resolution. But If you’re an end user, you can edit the DPI (Dots per Inch) value to change the screen resolution on Android.

Now, Let’s come to the Point. Here, I will you 4 Methods to change screen resolution Android.

Its so easy to change DPI these days but a few years ago, it wasn’t. When I have changed screen resolution with a rooted android device.

That time there was no such option introduced on Google Stock Android but luckily now you can take advantage of this feature without rooting your device.

But, Now Google understands that these features are also needed to be in stock Android to make the better OS.

Therefore, Google has added display size feature in Settings with the Nougat 7.0 update. If you have an Android device with an updated OS version then you can simply change the screen resolution from settings.

Besides that, there are so many features you can find in developer options settings but we’ll talk about it in another post.

Benefits of Changing Screen Resolution in Android

If I am not wrong, you’re reading How to change screen resolution because you’re curious about this topic, not because you actually need this screen resolution changing feature, right.!

But Let me tell you, Intelligently changing screen resolution in Android can make a good difference in term of overall Android experience.

Let’s understand, What is DPI in Android?

Screen density comes up with the ratio of display size and Screen resolution. You can call it DPI or Dot per inch. The higher the dpi, the smaller every individual pixel is, and also the detailed clarity you’ll get with lower dpi.

Simply put the higher DPI can provide you better-detailed clarity in pixel and overall screen resolution but clarity is not completely depend on DPI, there are more other factors works in making Android screen resolution better.

If your Android’s app icons, text or layout is too big then you can make screen view short as per the need by decreasing DPI value.

“Increasing DPI value as compared to default value will result in low screen resolution.”

I will show you 4 methods to change screen resolution in Android. Every method is completely safe for your Android device.

Also, you can revert screen resolution back to default anytime. So, you’re free to try any method.

According to me, The Main Benefits of Changing Android’s screen resolution are:

  • Gaming Performance
  • Layout, Font size, and UI
  • Reading Experience

Gaming Performance: Suppose, you’re playing  PUBG game on Android. Graphics and UI always plays an important role in over gaming experience, right.

If you’ve ever played PUBG game on Android then you can easily relate with what I am going to say.

There are so many icons you can see on screen like shoot, move, sprint, zoom and so many others.

All I wanted to say, if you’re playing these kinds of games with lower screen size Android device then you can make your gaming experience better by decreasing the screen resolution then you can use all the buttons on screen without any problem.

If you know when to increase or decrease screen resolution on Android then maybe you can make your gaming experience better in Android device.

Layout, Font size, and UI (User Interface): Display pixel density directly affects the overall Quality of pixels.

Font size, layout, and pixel density help to build good UI Experience for the user and you have the power to change font size and screen resolution as per your needs.

Reading Experience: In the Ebook, you can zoom the page while reading but you can’t decrease the size from default size, right.

By setting the small screen resolution, you can read more text without scrolling.

4 Ways to Change Screen Resolution in Android

In this post, I will show you all the 4 methods to change Screen resolution in Android (With and without Root)

  1. From Android Display Settings (no root)
  2. Using Developer option Settings (no root)
  3. With the Android App (root)
  4. Through Windows PC (no root)

These above are the 4 methods to change screen resolution in Android. Three of them doesn’t need root access but if your device is a bit old ( Android version below nougat 7.0) then I suggest you go with the root method, it’s easy.

But, Before that try method 1st and 2nd. These methods are super easy to perform and execute. Also, you don’t need a Rooted Android device to try these methods.

Follow Steps:

Method #1: Use Android Display Settings. (Nougat 7.0 or Above)

Change Screen Resolution in Android1 Open Settings.  If your Android device is running on Nougat 7.0 Android version or above then this simplest method is for you. Open settings on your Android device.

Change Screen Resolution in Android2 Display. Locate the Display option on your Android Settings and open it.

Note: I am showing all Android methods in Stock Android UI with the latest Android version 9.0 Pie. The UI may vary on different devices but you can find all the option maybe with a different name.

Change Screen Resolution in Android

3 Advanced. In the display settings, you can try some cool features like color mode, night mode. But we’ve to change the Display size, simply click on Advanced.

Change Screen Resolution in Android

4 Display size.  In Advanced settings, Click on Display size to change the screen resolution in Android.

Change Screen Resolution in AndroidChange the Display size. Now, here are 3 Display size customization settings. You can consider as Small, Medium and Large. Change your settings also see the preview of your display size selection.

Method #2: By Using Android Developer Mode Settings.

Change Screen Resolution in Android1 Open Android Settings >> developer Mode Settings >>Small Width.  Open Developer mode from settings. Locate Small width then click on it. You can find this option in the lower middle.

To Enable Developer Mode, Click on Settings >>About Phone >>Tap Built Number 7 Times. The developer will appear in settings.

Yes!, you’ve to Enable developer mode on your Android device then it will visible at the bottom in your Android’s settings.

Change Screen Resolution in Android2 Change Smallest Width value. Change the Value and see the difference in Display resolution. The First value you see in smallest width option is your Default smallest width value.

Method #3: Using DPI Changer Android App (Root Needed)

Change Screen Resolution in Android1 Install DPI Changer from Google play.  If you have a Rooted Android device, this method is good for you. Simply, install DPI Changer Application from Google play store.

Change Screen Resolution in Android2 Allow Root Privileges to DPI Changer. DPI Changer App will ask you to grant Root permission to access the app functions. Simply, allow it.

If your Android device is not Rooted and you’re looking forward to rooting your device then Read: How To Root Any Android Smartphone in just 1min (Without PC)

Change Screen Resolution in Android

3 Put your DPI value >>Enter. In the First box, Enter the DPI value you want to change. and then click on enter.

But before everything, I suggest you install DPI checker App from Google play store and check your Device’s default DPI. It will help you to get back to the default screen resolution.

Method #4: Through Windows PC.

Change Screen Resolution in Android1 Download and Install ADB on Windows.  Firstly, You need to install and Setup ADB (Android Debug Bridge) on Windows. You can read a tutorial on XDA to perform this step.

Change Screen Resolution in Android2 Allow USB Debugging from Developer mode in Android. Once you set up and Installed ADB and Fastboot on your Windows PC successfully. Allow USB Debugging on Android from developer option.

3 Connect Android with Windows PC through USB Cable. Simply put your Android USB or charging cable in Windows USB port and Set your Android Device on File Transfer.

Change Screen Resolution in Android

4 Open CMD (Command prompt) on Windows and type commands.  Now, Here we need to enter some commands to change the Android DPI.

Open CMD on Windows PC (Run as Administrator) and type Some commands:

Firstly, Check your Android Device is properly connected with PC.

  • Type adb devices and hit enter. If Commands return with your device name then it’s successfully connected.
  • Type adb shell and hit enter to know the default DPI of your Android device. Note it or you can install DPI checker App from google play store to check your default DPI.

Then, Type dumpsys display and hit enter.

Change Screen Resolution in AndroidChange DPI and reboot device. For changing the Android DPI, type wm density (DPI value) && adb reboot

Check in the Above screenshot, 640 is just for Example. Check your Default DPI and then try to enter some relative DPI value.

After Enter the command, your device will take a reboot and you’ll be able to enjoy the new screen resolution on your Android.


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