How To Change DPI On Galaxy S8 And Galaxy S8+ Plus

It is definitely common knowledge that the most recent Android devices has very high resolution screen but the screen density software on a majority of smartphones is relatively low which refutes benefits of a better resolution display. Since, better Quad HD displays usually show more info that a usual Full HD screens.

A parameter that is used is screen density to differentiate the display and entirely separate from a screen resolution. For example, the widespread Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8 Plus devices that have the 2K displays and a 640 DPI screen density (Dots Per Inch). It is possible to quickly get the screen density changed for your Galaxy S8 and you can use a potential third-party app that needs root access.

You will be able to get very similar results using a specific app that actual gains access to a hidden DPI scaling menu on your S8 set to have the DPI changed to 560 without scaling problems. You just need to go to your Google Play Store and have the app downloaded called Display Scaling and choose condensed mode have the DPI changed to 560. If you happen to enjoy the change, you can just click Done towards the top right hand corner of the screen.

But, if you want to have the screen density changed to whatever value, this guide will definitely help you. To get ready, have the handset USB driver installed on the computer and make sure to have the USB Debugging enabled on the device. For this, navigate to the device’s Settings, then go to the Developer option and tap the checkbox for USB debugging.


You should be more careful than pay for later so have your device plugged in when it is less than 60% battery.

Learning DPI changes on the Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus Smartphones:

  1. Extract and download ADB files on the PC.
  2. Go to the folder for ADB files.
  3. You must then open a command inside your folder by clicking the Shift button and Right-click in an empty space inside your folder.
  4. Then, choose the window for open command here choice from the menu of Windows context.
  5. Now, you must have the computer connected to your device.
  6. The ADB device is going to help detect this.
  7. Put in the command to have the DPI screen set to the value that you want: WM density, ADB reboot, ADB shell, and DPI value.
  8. The Samsung Galaxy device will then reboot.
  9. You can find your way back to the default value by putting in the WM Density, ADB reboot, and ADB shell and then it will go back to normal.



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