Manage screen & display settings on Android

You can change your screen's brightness, font size, display size, rotation settings, and more.

Note: Some of these steps work only on Android 9.0 and up. Learn how to check your Android version.

Change display settings

  1. Open your device's Settings app.
  2. Tap Display.
  3. Tap the setting that you want to change. To see more settings, tap Advanced.

Tip: Learn how to quickly change common settings, like some display settings.

Use display settings

Brightness settings

Note: Settings can vary by device. For more info, contact your device manufacturer.

  • Brightness level
    To set your screen's brightness, tap Brightness level and move the slider Brightness.
  • Adaptive brightness
    To automatically fit your screen's brightness to the light around you, turn on Adaptive brightness. This is on by default. You can change your brightness while adaptive brightness is on. Over time, your phone will learn your preferences.

Screen settings

Note: Settings can vary by device. For more info, contact your device manufacturer.

  • Wallpaper
    Pick from default wallpapers, your photos, and more.
  • Sleep
    Change how long it takes for your device’s screen to go black when you’re not using it.
  • Screen saver
    Set a screen saver to show photos, colorful backgrounds, and more while your device is charging.
  • Ambient display
    • New notifications: See new notifications on your lock screen. Learn how to control notifications.
    • Check your phone: On some devices, you can quickly see your notifications using gestures.
  • Device theme
    Use a lighter or darker color scheme on some screens, like your volume slider. Pick from:
    • Automatic (based on wallpaper)
    • Light
    • Dark

Visibility settings

Note: Settings can vary by device. For more info, contact your device manufacturer.

  • Font size
    Change the size of words on your screen.
  • Display size
    Make the items on your screen smaller or larger.
  • Auto-rotate screen
    Turn what's showing on the screen when you turn your device.
    Tip: You can rotate your screen while Auto-rotate is turned off. Rotate your screen, then in the corner, tap Rotate Rotate.

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