How to Change the Samsung Galaxy Note 3's Display Settings - dummies

How to Change the Samsung Galaxy Note 3’s Display Settings

By Dan Gookin

The Display item in the Settings app on the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 deals with touchscreen settings. To peruse the various display options, visit the Display screen by following these initial steps:

  1. Open the Settings app.

  2. Choose the Device tab.

  3. Choose Display.

Here are some of the more popular items you can adjust on the Display screen:

Screen brightness: Choose the Brightness item to set the screen’s brightness level, from dim to searchlight. The Automatic Brightness option lets the phone set its own brightness level as determined by the ambient light at your location. This item ticks people off because the screen tends to change its intensity while you’re using it. Simply uncheck that item to avoid being ticked off.

Automatic lock timer: The Screen Timeout item is used to determine the inactivity span after which the phone automatically locks. Values range from 15 seconds up to 10 minutes.

The Screen Timeout value is based on physical interaction with the phone. You can, however, activate the Smart Screen feature so that the phone doesn’t lock as long as you’re looking at it. In the Settings app, tap the Controls tab and choose the Smart Screen item. Ensure that a check mark is placed by the Smart Stay item.

Auto Rotate: Place a check mark by the Auto Rotate Screen item so that certain apps, such as the Internet app, can reorient themselves between horizontal and vertical screen presentations. This setting can also be changed by using the Screen Rotation Quick Action.

You can override the Auto Rotate Screen command by using another Galaxy Note Smart Screen feature: Smart Rotation. In the Settings app, touch the Controls tab and choose Smart Screen. Place a check mark by the item Smart Rotation. Once active, the phone orients itself to your face, which overrides any Auto Rotate Screen setting.