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Samsung adds more Screen Zoom options with One UI 2.1

The Galaxy S20 and the Galaxy Z Flip run Android 10 with One UI 2.1. There are a few subtle differences between One UI 2.0 and One UI 2.1, and a few eagle-eyed enthusiasts have managed to find additional offers that come packed with the latter.

Phones running One UI 2.0 offer only three screen zoom levels. Now, a Reddit user has found out that Samsung has added two more levels on the Screen Zoom scale on the Galaxy S20. Hopefully, the feature is also present on the Galaxy S20+, Galaxy S20 Ultra, and the Galaxy Z Flip, which also run the One UI 2.1 software.

If you don’t know what the Screen Zoom feature is, let us explain. It allows you to set how large or small the contents on the screen such as text and UI elements appear. This is different from the font size feature, which only affects the size of the font. We hope that these new options are rolled out to older phones with a software update.

Some users, including me, prefer smaller elements and text so that more content can fit into the screen. While finer display size controls are also possible by changing the DPI settings through ADB commands from the computer, they sometimes break UI elements and native options are always preferable.

Samsung One UI 2.1 Screen Zoom Options

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Mozey
Mozey

I thought you could already do this with the font size settings.

gentux
gentux

Font size and screen zoom are similar but not the same. Font size is like selecting a bigger point size while screen zoom changes the dpi and so the size of most UI elements. By only using a big font size you will likely end up with cut off text which shouldn’t happen that much with screen zoom.

Saranan Majilya
Saranan Majilya

Yes like you I also prefer smaller elements and text so that more content can fit into the screen. That’s why I forced to use Nova Launcher for reducing of icon size. Btw your articles are always very informative. Thanks Asif.

ash55
ash55

Changing DPI from Adb commands? Pretty you can just it from the developers settings under minimum width