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:
- Head into Settings.
- Tap Display.
- Select Screen Resolution.
- 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.
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