Adjust your Galaxy phone's display settings

Display settings options on Samsung Galaxy Note20

You've got big plans for your phone, but will it be able to keep up? The answer is yes - your Galaxy phone can use full screen apps and other screen features to adapt to your everyday activities, whether you're playing a game at home or reading at the pool. 

Note: Available screens and settings may vary by wireless service provider, software version, and phone model. 

Customize your font size and style

The new blog you're reading is spellbinding, but looking at the screen is straining your eyes. Adjust the font and give your eyes a rest.

From Settings, tap Display. To change the font size and style, tap Font size and style, and then adjust the options as desired.

Font Size and Font style settings screen

Enable Screen zoom

If you need to make the items on your screen appear larger, like when you’re reading an article, you can use Screen zoom. 

From Settings, tap Display. Swipe to and tap Screen zoom, and then adjust the slider at the bottom.

Turn on Full screen apps

That game would be much easier if your thumbs had more space, and that video would look much better if it was bigger. Just check to see if the app can be used in full screen.

From Settings, search for and select Full screen apps. Then, tap Full screen apps again. To enable full screen aspect ratio, swipe to and tap the switch next to your desired apps.

A list of available Full screen apps displayed on a Galaxy phone

Note: Some app developers may not have optimized apps for full screen mode. If an app doesn't look right in full screen, try choosing Auto instead.

Choose a Screen mode

Does that image seem a bit off? You can use Screen mode settings to adjust how the display looks.

From Settings, tap Display, and then tap Screen mode. Next, choose your desired screen mode. Keep in mind that some screen modes may not be available unless the Blue light filter is turned off.

Note: Depending on the phone model, the screen modes may vary or be unavailable.

Vivid chosen with a slider bar below

Adjust your screen brightness

It's so sunny out, you can barely see the screen. No worries, you can adjust the brightness yourself or have your phone do it for you.

From Settings, tap Display. Adjust the slider until you reach your desired brightness.

You can also turn Adaptive brightness on or off - this feature will automatically adjust your phone's brightness depending if you're in a bright or dark environment. To turn Adaptive brightness on or off, tap the switch.

A list of Display settings with Brightness slider on a Galaxy phone

Note: You can also control screen brightness from the Quick settings panel. With two fingers, swipe down from the top of the screen, and then adjust the slider at the bottom of the panel.

Make streaming videos look their best

Your Galaxy phone has an amazing screen, so make the most of it! The Video enhancer feature works with most streaming apps to give you bright, vibrant color.

From Settings, tap Advanced features and then tap Video enhancer. Tap the switch at the top of the screen to turn it on or off.

A list of compatible apps will appear below the preview. You can select which apps are automatically enhanced by tapping the switches.

Video enhancer switched on with a Galaxy phone
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