How to activate & deactivate Smooth Display on Google Pixel | Works on Google Pixel 4, 5, 6 and 6 Pro

One of the cool features that Google Pixel has – but not many knowing it – is this Smooth Display – the ability to refresh the screen up to 90 – 120 times per second (90fps or 120fps). It makes the movement on the screen look much more fluid and smooth to the eyes. However that comes with a cost – your Google Pixel battery life. So learn how you can enable or disable this Smooth Display feature.

  • This article shares the steps to turn off and on Smooth Display on your Google Pixel smartphone. Turning off for better battery life or turning on for higher refresh rate, up to 120hz.
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Here’s how to turn off / disable Smooth Display on Google Pixel smartphone

If you are looking for a way to save battery life on your Google Pixel, then follow these steps to turn off / disable Smooth Display on your Google Pixel smartphone:

1) Go to Settings > Display.

2) Scroll down to find “Smooth Display”.

3) Turn OFF “Smooth Display”.

Turning off “Smooth Display” option will basically turn off the 90Hz (on Pixel 4, 5 and 6) or 120Hz (on Pixel 6 Pro) refresh rate and limit it to just 60 fps.


Here’s how to turn on / enable Smooth Display on Google Pixel smartphone

If you want smoother animations, more frames per second at the cost of battery life, then follow these steps to turn on / enable Smooth Display on your Google Pixel smartphone:

1) Go to Settings > Display.

2) Scroll down to find “Smooth Display”.

3) Turn ON “Smooth Display”.

Turning on “Smooth Display” option will enable better refresh rate and smoother animations up to 90Hz (on Pixel 4, 5 and 6) or 120Hz (on Pixel 6 Pro).


Bring it all together

So now you have learned a new trick on your Google Pixel smartphone to either make the display smoother or keep the display normal and save the battery. In case you encountered any difficulties, don’t hesitate to submit your queries on the comment section down below. I’ll be happy to help and assists.

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