How to Change Display Resolution in Windows 11

Changing the display resolution in Windows 11 can enhance your visual experience and ensure that your screen displays content in the best possible clarity and size. Whether you want to increase resolution for better detail or decrease it for larger text and icons, Windows 11 provides a simple way to adjust these settings. This guide will walk you through the steps to change the display resolution in Windows 11.


The display resolution determines the clarity and amount of detail shown on your screen. Higher resolutions provide more detail but make text and icons smaller, while lower resolutions make text and icons larger but less detailed. Adjusting the resolution can help optimize your viewing experience for different tasks, such as gaming, reading, or working. Follow this guide to learn how to change the display resolution in Windows 11.

Step 1: Open Settings

  1. Click on the Start menu (Windows icon) at the bottom-left corner of your screen.
  2. Click on the Settings icon (gear icon). Alternatively, press Win + I to open the Settings app directly.

Step 2: Navigate to Display Settings

  1. In the Settings app, click on System in the left-hand sidebar.
  2. Click on Display to open the display settings.

Step 3: Change Display Resolution

  1. Scroll down to the Scale & layout section.
  2. Under Display resolution, you will see a dropdown menu showing the current resolution.
  3. Click on the dropdown menu to see a list of available resolutions.
  4. Select the resolution you want to use. Windows will automatically apply the change.

Step 4: Confirm the Resolution Change

  1. After selecting a new resolution, your screen will adjust to the new settings.
  2. A prompt will appear asking if you want to keep the changes. Click Keep changes to confirm or Revert to go back to the previous resolution if the new resolution doesn't look right.

Additional Tips

  • Recommended Resolution: It's generally best to use the resolution marked as (Recommended), which is usually the native resolution of your monitor for the best visual quality.
  • Multiple Displays: If you have multiple monitors, ensure you select the correct display by clicking on the monitor you want to adjust under the Rearrange your displays section before changing the resolution.
  • Advanced Display Settings: For more advanced options, such as changing the refresh rate, click on Advanced display settings at the bottom of the Display settings page.


You have successfully learned how to change the display resolution in Windows 11. Adjusting your display resolution can significantly improve your viewing experience, making content clearer and more comfortable to read. Experiment with different resolutions to find the one that best suits your needs and preferences.