Manage screen & display settings

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

Important: Some of these steps work only on Android 10 and up. Learn how to check your Android version.

Change display settings

  1. Open your phone'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

  • 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.
  • Night Light
    You can make it easier to look at your phone in dim light. Learn how to use Night Light.

Screen settings

  • Wallpaper
    Pick from default wallpapers, live wallpapers, and your photos. Learn how to change your wallpaper.
  • Dark theme
    You can save battery by using a dark color scheme on some screens, like your Settings app. Tap Dark theme.
  • Screen timeout
    Change how long it takes for your phone’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 phone is charging. Learn how to use screen savers.
  • Lock screen display
  • Colors (Pixel 3a, 3 & 2 only)
    • Natural: ​See the most accurate colors.
    • Boosted: ​​See accurate colors with more vividness. This is on by default for Pixel 2.
    • Adaptive (Pixel 3a & 3 only): See the most vivid colors and keep color details. This is on by default for Pixel 3a and 3.
    • Saturated (Pixel 2 only): ​​See the most vivid colors.

Visibility settings

  • 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 phone.
    Tip: You can rotate your screen while Auto-rotate is turned off. Rotate your phone, then in the corner, tap Rotate Rotate.
  • When phone is in VR mode
    Change whether your phone reduces blur or flicker when in VR mode.

Change language settings

  1. Open your phone's Settings app.
  2. Tap System and then Languages & input and then Languages.
  3. To add a language:
    1. Tap Add a language Add.
    2. Choose the language that you want to use.
    3. Touch and drag your language to the top of the list.
  4. To remove a language:
    1. At the top, tap More More and then Remove.
    2. Pick a language.
    3. At the top, tap Delete Delete.

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