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How to Change DPI on Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus

Herein check out how to change DPI on Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus Smartphones

Samsung’s TouchWiz comes with a plethora of features which are not available on Stock Android. While many will agree that most of these features are not that helpful but there are some which are highly helpful. One such feature is the ability to change the DPI on the device. There is a hidden setting in Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus that allows the user to change DPI. In this tutorial, we will guide you on how to use this hidden setting and Change DPI on Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus.

Change DPI on Galaxy S8 Plus

Changing DPI usually requires a rooted Android device, ADB or third party apps. The process is quite cumbersome, as it requires a reboot after every change you have made. But Samsung has added the DPI setting to Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus.

Also See: How to SIM Unlock Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus

What is DPI?

DPI stands for dots per inch, which is pixels per inch with reference to the image being displayed on the screen. While the actual PPI is pixels per inch with reference to the actual display. Increasing the DPI make the things look smaller on the screen while decreasing makes the things look larger.

This feature comes handy if you have an old parent who has a weaker vision and cannot see the text on the screen properly.

Let’s now proceed and see how to change DPI on Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus.

How to Change DPI on Galaxy S8 Plus and Galaxy S8:

Step 1: On your Galaxy S8/S8+, go to Settings > About Phone and tap on Build Number for 7 times.

Step 2: Go back to Settings and you should see Developer Options, Tap on it.

Step 3: In Developer Options toggle the switch and tap on OK.

Step 4: Scroll down until you find Minimum width setting under Drawing section.

Step 5: By default, its value is set to 411 on Galaxy S8+ and 360 on Galaxy S8. Change it to whatever you want to change the DPI on Galaxy S8 Plus or S8.

Changing it to a lower value will increase the size of the things on the screens and changing it to a higher value will decrease the size of the things on the screen.

Warning:

Be careful and try not to swing too far off the default values as it might end up making screen useless. Everything could either get too small to see or too big to fit on the screen. It is safe to play anywhere +100 to -100 from the default values.

If you end up changing to too low value or too high value then you may end up with useless screen and the only way you can get back is by factory resetting your device.


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