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Display scaling is now an official Samsung Galaxy S7 feature

The latest update for the Samsung Galaxy S7 introduces a display scaling setting, so users can squeeze more content onto their display.

Published onApril 13, 2016


Samsung has been steadily pushing out little improvements for its new Galaxy S7 flagship and the latest update also includes a new display scaling option tucked away in the settings menu under the Display section.

Samsung Galaxy S7 display scaling setting
Display scaling gives the user greater control over how much information is packed onto the screen, allowing us to make the most of the QHD display resolution. There are two modes, standard or condensed. The latter squishes down icons, controls and text, making them slightly smaller than before so that extra content can fit onto the screen at any one time.

This display scaling feature had originally been spotted by cunning users who had enabled the feature through a third party launcher shortcut. This update now makes display scaling an official Samsung Galaxy S7 feature.

The latest Galaxy S7 update also includes improvements to touch screen recognition and the latest Android security patches, which arrived just a week after hitting Google’s Nexus phones. These prompt updates are a promising sign from Samsung, let’s hope that they continue.

Customers who are still waiting for the update to arrive and those who own Galaxy S6 or Note 5 smartphones can still enable the feature by using the Nova Launcher trick. Check out the guide below for step by step instructions and a closer look at the feature.

Get more on your Galaxy S7, S6 or Note 5 screen with hidden DPI scaling settings
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