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How to Show Refresh Rate on Google Pixel 7

This post will walk you through displaying the Pixel 7’s refresh rate on screen. Here’s a quick guide to show the refresh rate on the new Google Pixel 7 smartphone.

Time Needed : 3 minutes

The standard refresh rate in most Android phones is set to 60 Hz. This results in a better, if not best battery life.

If you want to learn about or confirm the current refresh rate on your recently procured Pixel 7 smartphone, you can tweak its developer options settings to display the information on the screen. Just refer to these subsequent steps, if ever you need help.

  1. To get started, open the Settings app menu by tapping on the Gear/Settings icon from the Apps tray.

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    To get to the Pixel 7 Apps tray, simply swipe up from the bottom of the Home screen.

  2. In the Settings menu, scroll to find System from the given options then tap on it to proceed.

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    System-related features and functions will load up on the next display.

  3. Scroll down to the bottom section and then tap Developer options. The Developer Options menu will load up next.

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    If you don’t see Developer Options in the System menu, it means that you need to unlock it first.

  4. Once you’re in the Developer Options menu, scroll down/up to find the option to Show refresh rate and then tap to turn on the switch next to it.

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    Doing so prompts the system to display the refresh rate that’s currently used in the system. 

  5. This information will be displayed in a red font/text located on the upper-left corner of the screen.

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    To hide the refresh rate from your phone’s display, just toggle to turn off the Show refresh rate switch again.

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Android Smartphones Refresh Rate

Modern electronic displays like high-end smartphones and tablets typically have higher refresh rates, resulting in faster screen responses and refreshes. High-performance gaming monitors are also known to have high refresh rates that lead to smoother navigation and more improved gaming and entertainment experience.

Available refresh rate options in most of the modern smartphones include standard, high and adaptive. 

Some devices however, can be locked to a 120 Hz refresh rate that results in more battery usage but benefits in terms of giving a fast refresh rate.

If you find the need to boost your phone’s refresh rate to enable faster scrolling and smoother animations, then you can just tweak the default Display settings.

  • To access and manage this option on your Pixel 7, just head over to Settings-> Display menu. Scroll down to the Other Display controls section then tap to turn on the Smooth Display switch.

When enabled, the refresh rate of your phone will automatically increase from 60 Hz up to 120 Hz for some content. 

The only downside that you have to note about having a higher refresh rate is an increased battery usage. That said, expect your phone’s battery to drain faster than usual with a higher refresh rate. You can always switch back to the standard refresh rate to reduce battery usage.

And that’s all about displaying the refresh rate on the Google Pixel 7 screen.

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