Mar 09 AT 3:51 PM Dima Aryeh 0 Comments

Android N Developer Preview allows you to change screen zoom levels


Many people have rooted to change the DPI settings and get more to fit on their displays. Some phones are guilty of having everything too big on the screen, wasting precious screen real estate. But with the Android N Developer Preview that just launched, you’re  able to change the zoom level of the display through settings.

This new feature has been confirmed by the preview feature list and explained by a member of the Android framework team on Reddit. Depending on your device, you’ll be able to change zoom between 0.85x and 1.5x, though smaller displays will be limited to lower levels of zoom.

With this feature, you’ll be able to fit more on your screen without the complications or security downsides of root. And for folks that can’t see as well, the extra zoom may very well help. Since it was confirmed by a member of the Android framework team, it’s likely we’ll see it in the final version as well. Will this feature finally get you to drop rooting? Let us know in the comments!

Dima Aryeh is obsessed with all things car and tech. His time is split between gaming and fixing his racecar. He also does photography in his spare time.

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