Make this change to get the most from your shiny new Galaxy S9

Here’s a strange fact: the Galaxy S9 touts a screen that’s capable of showcasing content in a Quad HD+ resolution (2960 x 1440), but, like its predecessor, it’s set to Full HD+ (2280 x 1080) by default – and we can’t fathom why, seeing as the bump in resolution takes a minute toll on battery life.

That, as noted by the folks over at SamMobile, means you’ll need to venture into the often-intimidating Settings menu and make a couple of changes to get the most out of your handset’s screen. The good news is, however, altering the resolution on the Galaxy S9 – and Galaxy S9 Plus – couldn’t be more simple.

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Head into Settings.
  2. Tap Display.
  3. Select Screen Resolution.
  4. Slide the toggle from FHD+ to WQHD+

While you’re at it, we’d also recommend assigning your Galaxy S9 a unique name. That’ll make pairing your smartphone with another device in a crowded place, where it’s possible that someone else also owns a Galaxy S9 with the same model number – a lot more common than you’d think in cities –, a heck of a lot easier.

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And here’s how you do that:

  • Open up Settings.
  • Scroll down and select About Phone.
  • Hit Device Name.
  • Assign your handset a moniker of your choice.
  • Press Save.

Did you opt to increase the screen resolution from Full HD+ to WQHD+ on your Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9 Plus? Let us know over on Facebook or Twitter @TrustedReviews.