Android smartphones have reached a maturing age where a display size of 5 inches has become a norm among flagship devices. Unless you’re a giant with humongous hands, operating your device with a single can get a bit too much. This is where you can use Condensed Mode on Samsung Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge to help fit more content on your screen.

Display scaling is a feature which was quite recently introduced with an update rolled out by Samsung. This feature simply resizes your app icons and text to fit more stuff in less space, which makes it considerably easier for you to use the rather large device with a single hand.

Enable Condensed Mode on Samsung Galaxy S7

Activating Condensed Mode on your Samsung Galaxy S7 is quite straightforward – open the Settings app, tap on Display, and press the option named as “Display scaling”. In display scaling, press the radio button next to “Condensed” to choose it.

Side Note: If you’re enjoying this article, you may want to subscribe to our YouTube channel; we do giveaways, hands-on product reviews, feature top tech, and much more!

Condensed Mode on Samsung Galaxy S7

A sample window under it shows you how your apps and other windows will appear in Condensed Mode. Press the “Done” button on the top of the screen to confirm your actions. You will also notice the options “Font” and “Icon backgrounds” in the Display menu, both of which also help you customize the amount of content you can fit on the screen.

These two options are great for making tweaks to the way content is displayed on the S7 without having to use Condensed Mode. To help you understand how the Condensed Mode differs from Standard Mode on the Samsung Galaxy S7, here are the two display scaling modes:

Condensed Mode on Samsung Galaxy S7

Do you prefer getting more content per pixel inch when you use Condensed Mode on Samsung Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge? Would you rather just change the font of the text rather than the entire layout scaling? Let us know your opinion in the comments section below.

Source: AndroidCentral

View Comments

unlock your phone

Easily and safely unlock your phone for any network provider in just minutes.

Get Started


Similar / posts

What's my model number?

There are several ways to locate your model number:

Option 1
On your device, go to Settings, then "About device" and scroll down to "Model number"
Option 2
Often times you can view the model number inside the device, by removing the battery
Option 3
Using Samsung's model/serial number location tool

Looks like you're using an ad blocker.

We get it: ads aren't what you're here for...

But ad revenue is our only way to manage this site. Without ad revenue we won't be able to continue to provide quality content and free firmware downloads.

Please disable your ad blocker or whitelist in order to continue into Updato's ad-light experience.

Thanks for your support!