Samsung’s phones have become as recognizable as Apple’s ubiquitous iPhones. While both companies maintained their flagship models over the years, they’ve also invested heavily in their smaller, more affordable versions.
Reviewers dubbed these “budget” option phones because they don’t cost as much as the newest Galaxy S10 but retain most of what makes Samsung’s phones good.
The A50 model falls into this category and is widely considered one of the best flagship alternatives in 2019. One of the many positive features of Samsung Android phones is that they’re highly customizable.
The front-facing side of the A50, showcasing its exceptional screen usage, even when compared with its more expensive cousins.
The Perks of Customization
Have you ever gotten yourself a new phone and realized something was just off about the UI? Perhaps the font was different, or you needed to rearrange the layout of the main screen? Too many apps, too few?
Or have you thought to yourself, “Hey, when I’ve got a phone with such a big screen, then why should I clutter it and hide the lovely background I’m using?” That goes double for the A50, which has a plus-size screen. Some reviewers have even called it a “phablet,” a portmanteau of phone and tablet. More and more people use this expression to describe mobile phones that are on the larger side.
How Do I Do It Then?
The good thing about the customization options available on Android phones is that you can edit the UI. That, of course, means that you can change the size of the font and the icons on your Home screen. This neat little guide will show you how to do so in a few short, easy steps.
- First, head into your Settings menu.
- Once there, navigate to the Display settings submenu.
- Inside the Display settings, locate the Home screen option. Tap on that.
- Look for these options:
- If you want to make the icons smaller, you should switch from 4×5 to a 5×5 or a 5×6 layout. Feel free to experiment with both Home and Apps screen grids.
- Save and exit to your home screen when you’re sure which options you want. The changes come into effect immediately.
Alternatives Never Hurt
There is another option if the size of the app icons isn’t the only thing bothering you. If you wish to reduce or enlarge the entire UI of your phone, perhaps due to vision issues, you can do that as well.
To change the display size entirely, do the following:
- As before, head into your settings menu, and then tap on the Display submenu.
- When you get there, locate the “Font size and style” option. Tap that.
- You will then see a slider like this one.
- Move the slider with your finger and adjust the size of the font. Note that the change will automatically take place.
- Besides, although this step is entirely optional, you could edit the font style you use. You can even download new ones from Samsung’s store.
Easy as Android Pie
And that would be it for our Samsung A50 font size changing guide. These are the two most basic ways to approach changing font and icon sizes without using 3rd party apps. Those are often unreliable and, in some cases, can even be dangerous. As such, we urge users to be careful when considering using these apps.
How big are the icons your A50’s screen? What layout do you use? If you have any recommendations or tips to make this process even faster and smoother, please do leave a comment below.