Adjust your Galaxy phone or tablet's display settings

Display settings options on Samsung Galaxy S22 ultra

Samsung phones and tablets come with customizable display options so that everyone can have an optimized experience. Adjust everything from the size of the font to the size of everything on the screen. You can even adjust the color settings and white balance.

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

Customize your font size and style

The new blog you're reading is spellbinding, but looking at the screen is straining your vision. 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. You can choose a new font by tapping Font style. Then, tap Download fonts for additional fonts.

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.

On your Z Fold phone, tap Screen layout and zoom instead, and then adjust the slider at the bottom. You can also select from Multi view or Standard view at the top. Multi view will split the screen for certain apps, such as Settings.

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, tap Display, and then tap Full screen apps. You can tap the switch next to your desired app to turn on Full screen for when you're using the app.

On your Z Fold phone, you’ll need to tap your desired app, and then select your preferred aspect ratio. You can choose from Full screen, 16:9, or 4:3.

App switched on for full screen

Adjust color settings

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

Does that image seem a bit off? You can use Screen mode and color 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.

Vivid chosen with a slider bar below

Use Easy mode

If you’d like some assistance with using your Home screen, you can turn on Easy mode. It will enlarge the on-screen items, provide a high contrast keyboard, and help prevent accidental touches when tapping. 

From Settings, tap Display, and then tap Easy mode. Tap the switch to turn it on.

Easy mode switched on

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 device 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 on if you're in a bright or dark environment. Tap the switch next to Adaptive brightness to turn it on or off.

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.

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

Make streaming videos look their best

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

Your Galaxy device 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 brightness. Select Normal or Bright

If you select Bright, a list of compatible apps will appear. You can select which apps are automatically enhanced by tapping the switches.

Normal chosen under Video brightness

Additional display settings

Your device has a few other features and settings to make things even smoother. For instance, you can organize your Home screen’s apps and items if it’s looking a little cluttered.

Do your eyes get strained after looking at the screen for a long time? You can use Dark mode or Night mode so the screen is easier to see, or adjust the screen refresh rate.

List of settings for Dark mode on a Galaxy phone
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