How to change screen resolution on Windows 11

Here are the steps to adjust the screen resolution on your laptop or desktop computer running Windows 11.

Windows 11 change resolution

Although Windows 11 does a good job applying the most optimal screen resolution to make elements and text as clear as they can be on your laptop or desktop computer, you may sometimes need to change this setting manually.

For instance, if you have a monitor that supports 1366 x 768 pixels, or the device has a 1080p (1920 x 1080-pixel) or 4K (3840 x 2160-pixel) resolution, and for some odd reason, Windows 11 isn’t displaying the correct settings, or you are setting up a secondary display of a different size, and you want to match the resolution of the primary monitor.

Whatever the reason it might be, Windows 11 includes an easy way to adjust the resolution for all displays from the Settings app.

In this guide, you will learn the easy steps to change the resolution of the display on Windows 11.

Change display resolution on Windows 11

To change the screen resolution on Windows 11, use these steps:

  1. Open Settings on Windows 11.

  2. Click on System.

  3. Click the Display page on the right side.

  4. Select the display from the top (if you are in a multi-monitor setup).

  5. Under the “Scale & layout” section, use the Display resolution setting to change the screen resolution on Windows 11.

    Change display resolution

  6. Click the Keep changes button.

Once you complete the steps, the display will apply the new pixel resolution you specified.

If you are trying to make the items bigger and smaller, you shouldn’t change the resolution. Instead, you should change the Scale setting.