Display Calibration

How to change screen resolution on Windows 10

Do you need to adjust the screen resolution on your monitor? Here's how to do it on Windows 10.

Change screen resolution on Windows 10

On Windows 10, the screen resolution defines the clarity of the images and text rendered on the monitor. When using a high resolution, such as 1920 x 1080-pixels, items on the screen will look sharper and smaller to allow more items on the screen. In contrast, when using a low resolution, such as 1024 x 800-pixels, you won’t be able to see as many items on the screen, and they’ll appear larger.

The resolution that you can use will always depend on monitor and graphics card, and usually, Windows 10 detect and set the most optimal resolution for a given display. However, you can use the Display settings to change the screen resolution to something different.

In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to change the resolution settings on your Windows 10 device.

How to change display resolution on Windows 10

Use these steps to change the screen resolution on your computer running Windows 10:

  1. Open Settings.

  2. Click on System.

  3. Click on Display.

  4. Under the “Scale and layout” section, use the “Resolution” drop-down menu to change the screen resolution for your computer.

    Display resolution settings on Windows 10
    Display resolution settings on Windows 10

In addition to being able to change the pixel resolution, note that in this page you can also change brightness level, enable and configure Night light settings, change your display scaling, and orientation (landscape or portrait).