Use Screen Zoom Icon in Android Nougat Update for Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge


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Are you confused on how to use screen zoom icon and lock screen keypads in Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge? Screen zoom is used for adjusting the display size and icons, notifications and lock screen keypads. In this guide, we will see what is the difference between screen zoom and adjust the font size in the Galaxy S6.

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The Android Nougat update allows a user to adjust the screen zoom for those people who have a problem in reading small font size words. The screen size could be adjusted for them also. This is also one of the reasons to change the screen size.

About Screen Zoom Icon Feature for Galaxy S7 & Galaxy S7 Edge

In the Android Nougat phones, Google introduced a new feature called as aka display scaling. Before the launch of Android Nougat, the user could set the font size only but not the size of icons.

The text size of lock screen keypad, keyboard, message notifications and menu were fixed. So it was not possible to change the size of these texts. But with the launch of Android Nougat, these features were also included to be customized with the user interface.

What do we Mean by Font Size and Screen Zoom in Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge?

The screen zoom and the font size, both are different from each other. When you cannot change the font size then screen zoom comes into play. We can see that the size of some of the texts in the Android could not be adjusted through the font size like the size in notifications and lock screen. Some of the apps also does not allow to change in font size.

But Screen zoom will work with all the apps as this enlarges the screen itself. So if you change the font size then only the size of the font will be increased but if you use the screen zoom then the whole of the screen will get enlarged.

  • Screen Zoom will adjust the size of the notification and lock screen.
  • Screen Zoom adjusts the size of the icons and quick settings button.
  • This feature could work well with all the apps on the phone.

How to Apply Screen Zoom in Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge?

In the android Nougat update, the size of the icons and the lock screen keypads could be changed. To change the zoom level you have to go to the settings of Samsung Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge.

  • Go to the Display Settings.
  • Then Go to the Screen zoom and font.
  • Now you will find the bar which can be shifted to the right or left according to the display size.
  • In the Android Nougat, you can change the screen zoom from small to medium to large.
  • Tap on Apply to make the changes permanent.

Many of the users were facing problem in using the keypad in the Galaxy S7 lock screen. Most of the users want the keypad big so that they can use it efficiently. Merely changing the font size of the screen won’t do the work. But you can use the screen zoom feature to get rid of this problem.

Similarly, you can adjust the size of the quick setting buttons and the notifications in the Android Nougat update for Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge.


Now we have understood how we can use the screen zoom feature in the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. If you encounter any problem in using this feature then you can comment in the comments section below. Our team of experts will reach out to you soon. If you want to give any comments regarding this guide then you can tell us in the comment section below. Your comments are valuable to us.

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