How does a laptop screen, monitor, or phone have different adjustable resolutions?

On virtually every laptop, phone or external monitor, the resolution can be adjusted through the native operating system settings.

  1.  We start with a laptop screen using Windows.
  2. There is usually at least 2 ways to adjust the laptop or pc screen resolution. the first is through Windows settings.

In Windows 10:  Right click the windows logo in bottom left > Click Settings > Click System > Click Display > From this window you can see your current resolution and numerous options to configure your resolution through Windows.

laptop screen windows resolution
laptop screen windows resolution
laptop screen windows resolution
laptop screen windows resolution
laptop screen windows resolution
laptop screen windows resolution

 

The other option would be to use your graphics native app, typically on a laptop or PC using windows the most common will be Intel Graphics.

  1.  This usually can be found in the bottom RIGHT of the laptop or PC screen in the task tray.  We’ll go through the steps below for Intel.  If you have another graphics manager it will be typically in the same bottom right task tray and you can hover your mouse over each icon to see which one mentions “graphics” , this will be the app you want to open to adjust the resolution for the native screen or ANY monitor / external monitor.
  2. Both the Windows procedure above and graphics settings will work for any laptop screen in Windows including a desktop PC :
laptop pc screen resolution settings
laptop pc screen resolution settings
laptop pc screen resolution settings
laptop pc screen resolution settings
laptop pc screen resolution settings
laptop pc screen resolution settings
laptop pc screen resolution settings
laptop pc screen resolution settings

 

Furthermore, for a mobile device, the display resolution can be found in the display settings.

In android , drag down the top toward bottom of the screen with a finger swipe, look for a gear icon or “settings”, follow the prompts to navigate to the display settings.