How to make your Android device's screen look less or more zoomed-in by changing its PPI value
The best part is, you don't have to do anything complicated to change your display's pixel density for the better. You aren't losing image quality either, although some UI elements might not scale correctly - in this case, it's the app drawer button. Still. here are the steps you need to take:
- Download and install Minimal ADB and Fastboot v1.1.3 for Windows - download here.
- Enable USB debugging on your device. And if you haven't done any modding on it before, find and install an official Windows USB driver from its manufacturer.
- Connect your device to your PC via USB cable. Then start Minimal ADB and Fastboot from the desktop shortcut. Type "adb devices" (without quotes) in the command prompt to check if adb recognizes your phone. Don't worry if you get a server or daemon error message.
- Use this pixel density calculator to find out what your device's native PPI is.
- If your connection is alright, type "adb shell wm density n" (without quotes) where "n" is the pixel density value you want to try. You can start with your screen's native value, which will probably make everything tiny. So try increasing the number from there and see where that takes you! Mind you, the change will disappear when you reboot your device.