Display

Configure your display's brightness, screen timeout delay, and other display settings.

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Settings ► Display:

 

Screen Brightness

 

Blue Light Filter

 

Screen Mode

 

Screen Resolution

 

Screen Zoom and Font

 

Full Screen Apps

 

Easy Mode

 

Icon Frames

 

LED Indicator

 

Status Bar

 

Navigation Bar

 

Screen Timeout

 

Keep Screen Turned Off

 

Screen Saver

 

Smart Stay

 

One-Handed Mode

 

 

Screen Brightness

Adjust the screen brightness to suit your surroundings or personal preference. You may also want to adjust screen brightness to conserve battery power.

 

1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.

 

2. Tap Settings > Display.

 

3. Customize options under Brightness:

 

• Drag the Brightness slider to set a custom brightness level.

 

• Tap Auto brightness to automatically adjust the screen brightness based on the lighting conditions.

 

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Blue Light Filter

Use the Blue light filter at night to help you sleep better. You can set a schedule to automatically turn this feature on and off.

 

1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.

 

2. Tap Settings > Display > Blue light filter, and then choose one of the following options:

 

• Tap Turn on now to enable this feature.

 

• Tap Turn on as scheduled to set a schedule for when Blue light filter should be enabled. You can choose Sunset to sunrise or Custom schedule.

 

3. Drag the Opacity slider to set the opacity of the filter.

 

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Screen Mode

Choose a screen mode to match your type of viewing.

 

1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.

 

2. Tap Settings > Display > Screen mode and choose a screen mode:

 

• Tap Adaptive display if you want your device to automatically optimize the display to match the type of image displayed and other criteria, such as battery level.

 

– or –

 

Choose a specific type of screen mode based on what you are viewing.

 

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Screen Resolution

You can change the screen resolution level. All apps will close when you change the resolution.

 

1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.

 

2. Tap Settings > Display > Screen resolution and choose a screen resolution level.

 

3. Tap Apply to change the resolution.

 

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Screen Zoom and Font

You can set the screen zoom level and the font size and style.

 

1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.

 

2. Tap Settings > Display > Screen zoom and font for the following options:

 

• Drag the Screen zoom slider to adjust the zoom level.

 

• Drag the Font size slider to adjust the size of text.

 

• Tap a Font style to select a font, or tap Download fonts to find new fonts from Galaxy Apps.

 

3. Tap Apply to set the screen zoom and font.

 

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Full Screen Apps

Choose which apps you want to use in the full screen aspect ratio.

 

1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.

 

2. Tap Settings > Display > Full screen apps and tap apps to enable or disable this feature.

 

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Easy Mode

Switch between the default screen layout and a simpler layout. The Easy mode layout has larger text and icons, making for a more straightforward visual experience.

 

To enable Easy mode:

 

1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.

 

2. Tap Settings > Easy mode.

 

3. Tap Easy mode to enable this feature.

 

• When Easy mode is enabled, you can swipe down the page and select which apps you want to display on the Home screens.

 

4. Tap the apps you want to add or remove.

 

5. Tap Apply to save your settings.

 

To disable Easy mode:

 

1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.

 

2. Tap Settings > Easy mode > Standard mode.

 

3. Tap Apply to exit Easy mode.

 

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Icon Frames

You can show icons with shaded frames to make them stand out on the Home screen and Apps list screen.

 

1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.

 

2. Tap Settings > Display > Icon frames and choose one of the following options:

 

Icons only: Show icons only.

 

Icons with frames: Show icons with shaded frames.

 

3. Tap Done, and confirm when prompted.

 

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LED Indicator

Light up the LED indicator when charging, voice recording, or receiving notifications.

 

1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.

 

2. Tap Settings > Display > LED indicator to turn the feature on or off.

 

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Status Bar

Configure display options for the Status bar.

 

1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.

 

2. Tap Settings > Display > Status bar.

 

• Tap Show recent notifications only to display only the three most recent notification icons on the Status bar.

 

• Tap Show battery percentage to display the battery charge percentage next to the battery icon on the Status bar.

 

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Navigation Bar

You can configure the Navigation bar background color and button layout.

 

1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.

 

2. Tap Settings > Display > Navigation bar for the following settings:

 

Background color: Choose color for the background of the Navigation bar.

 

Unlock with Home button: Touch and hold Home while the screen is off to skip the Lock screen and go directly to the Home screen.

 

Button layout: Choose the order of the navigation keys.

 

Home button sensitivity: Adjust the amount of pressure needed to touch and hold Home by moving the slider.

 

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Screen Timeout

Turn the screen off after a set amount of time.

 

1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.

 

2. Tap Settings > Display > Screen timeout and choose a time period.

 

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Keep Screen Turned Off

You can prevent the screen from turning on while the device is in a dark place, such as a pocket or a bag.

 

1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.

 

2. Tap Settings > Display > Keep screen turned off to enable or disable the feature.

 

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Screen Saver

Screen saver controls what is displayed on the screen when the device is docked (dock not included) or while charging. You can choose to display colors or photos.

 

1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.

 

2. Tap Settings > Display > Screen saver.

 

3. Tap On/Off to enable Screen saver.

 

4. Configure options:

 

Colors: Tap the selector to display a changing screen of colors.

 

Photo Table: Display pictures in a photo table. Tap Settings for options.

 

Photo frame: Display pictures in a photo frame. Tap Settings for options.

 

Photos: Display pictures from your Google Photos account. Tap Settings for options.

 

5. Tap Preview for a demonstration of Screen saver

 

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Smart Stay

Smart stay detects your face with the front camera so that the screen stays on while you are looking at it.

 

1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.

 

2. Tap Settings > Display > Smart stay, and tap On/Off to turn the feature on.

 

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One-Handed Mode

Change the screen layout to accommodate operating your device with one hand.

 

1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.

 

2. Tap Settings > Advanced features > One‑handed mode.

 

3. Tap On/Off to enable or disable the following:

 

Gesture: Swipe up diagonally from either bottom corner to reduce the display size.

 

Button: Tap Home three times in quick succession to reduce the display size.

 

 

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