How to Change DPI Density on Android

In this guide, we will help you change DPI Density on Android devices. We have separate guides to help you change the DPI Density of Rooted Android Devices as well as Non-rooted devices. It is also easy to Change DPI on OnePlus and Samsung devices, which is covered in this article as well.

Android is the most famous mobile operating in the market at the moment. There are many features in Android devices. This helps our Android device to be very useful and convenient to use. Have you ever wondered what your device’s display is too big or too small to interact? Yep, you have so you are here. We can change the display size of Android devices and the interesting fact is that you can do without Rooting your device. We use a simple feature given in Android devices as DPI Density to change the display size. Let’s start to use the feature and adjust the display size according to our need.


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Steps to change DPI Density on Android

For Non-Rooted Users

There are two methods for the non-rooted users to change the DPI Density on Android

Method 1: Android Nougat and above

Step 1: Go to Settings > Select Display > Display size settings (It will be set to default as per your device’s resolution.

Step 2: Swipe the slider to the left to reduce the size and right to increase the size.

Method 2: Android Nougat and above.

Step 1: Enable developer option, follow this Guide to enable developer options. or

Go to Settings > About phone > Tap 7 times on build number. Now you can see Developer options in your settings.

Step 2: Go to Settings > Developer Options > Under ‘Drawing’ option tap on Smallest width.

Step 3: Default DPI value will show up. You can change the value according to your need. If the value is bigger the UI elements will be small and if the value is smaller the UI elements will be bigger.

Method 3: For Samsung Devices

On the latest Samsung devices, there is a built-in option to change DPI.

Simply go to Settings > Display > Screen zoom and font.

Use the sliders in this section to customize the look and feel of your device.

Method 4: For OnePlus Devices

On OnePlus devices, there are two options with which you can control the DPI Density.

  1. Settings > Display > Display Size.
  2. Settings > Display > Font Size.

You can simply drag the slider in the Display Size section to customize the DPI density of your OnePlus device. Plus, if you further want to customize, do check out the Font Size option.

For Rooted Users

Method 1: Via Easy DPI Changer App

  1. Download the Easy DPI Changer App from Google Play Store: 
  2. Open the App and grant root Permissions.Change-DPI-Density-Android-Root (1)
  3. The very first option is the ‘DPI CHANGER’ option. Enter the desired value in the text field and press enter.Change-DPI-Density-Android-Root (2)

You may need to reboot your device for the changes to take effect.

Method 1: By Editing the Build Prop File

Step 1: Download the Build prop editor app. 

BuildProp Editor
Price: Free

Step 2: Open the app, grant the Root permission.

Step 3: Under ‘BUILD INFO’ section you will see ro.sf.lcd_density tap on it to edit.

Step 4: Edit the values according to your need and tap on Save.

Step 5: Reboot your device and done.

Congratulations! You have successfully learned to change the DPI Density of your Android device.

5 thoughts on “How to Change DPI Density on Android”

  1. nice tutorial
    but i know a method to change dpi of any android (low end to high end) without root
    just go to adb terminal and type ” adb shell wm density “dpi value” && adb reboot ”
    without quotations
    i think you know this method but i thought you may forgot

    • Nice tip, Karan. Will test it out in a couple of device and will add it to the above article. Thank man. Cheers!

  2. Hi .I am shoaib ur Rahman.
    Nice for your guid sir .but I can’t find this step in Samsung galaxy j2.
    I want to change my Samsung galaxy j2 device .but how .
    Can you tell me please. ?


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