Manage screen & display settings

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

Note: Some of these steps work only on Android 8.0 and up. Learn how to check your Android version.

Change display settings

  1. Open your device's Settings app 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.
  • Night Light (Pixel phones only)
    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.
  • 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. Learn how to use screen savers.
  • Colors (Pixel 2 only)
    • Natural: ​See the most accurate colors.
    • Boosted: ​​See accurate colors with more vividness. This is on by default.
    • Saturated: ​​See the most vivid colors.
  • Ambient display

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 device. If you've turned off "Auto-rotate screen" in accessibility settings, this option won't show.
  • When device is in VR mode (Pixel phones only)
    Change whether your device reduces blur or flicker when in VR mode.

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