How to make Galaxy S7 or S6 fit more content on the screen the easy way (DPI scale, no root)

We already showed you that the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge have a hidden "condensed" display mode that fits more content on the screen than the regular DPI setting that the phones ship with. Later on it became clear that this is actually a feature of the new TouchWiz on Marshmallow, so if your Galaxy S6 or S6 edge have gotten upgraded to Android 6.0, you can access the Condensed mode there as well. Galaxy Note 5 and Edge+ ship with the scaled-down content mode by default already, on account of their larger displays.

Accessing it before involved a pretty convoluted multistep method that involved installing the Nova launcher, and numerous other shenanigans, but fret not, as there is now a much easier and more straighforward way. Here's what you need to do to change the DPI scaling on your Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, as well as Galaxy S6 or S6 edge on Marshmallow:

1. Download and install Evozi's Display Scaling app to your handset;

2. Fire it up and it will take you directly to the hidden settings menu with two display mode options - Standard and Condensed;

3. Change the default regime to "condensed", and watch your Galaxy S7 fit more content on one screen than before. There you have it, and if your eyesight is not be very pleased it has to squint more now, you can always revert to the default "Standard" DPI scaling.

Related phones

Galaxy S7
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(28h 3G talk time)
Galaxy S7 edge
  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3600 mAh(36h 3G talk time)



2. Daniel.P

Posts: 127; Member since: Jul 14, 2011

There's a much simpler method now ;

5. TheOldOne

Posts: 196; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

this option is not visible in Note 5, it seems to be available only on the S-line. with the Evozi's Display you can do it on note 5 as well.

3. SuperAndroid507

Posts: 361; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

I did previously with the Nova's method and it worked well. Gotta try this one too.

4. hawss

Posts: 9; Member since: Jun 13, 2014

I wish there was a super-condensed level of scaling. I'd like to run it around 500 and keep Samsung Pay.

6. player911

Posts: 11; Member since: Mar 26, 2014

Well you can do it the old fashion way of using ADB. It doesn't require root either. I don't have the command handy but Google search will bring it right up. In my finding this doesn't seem to make much difference. I am unsure if it actually changes the DPI or just condenses the UI.

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