Optimize Apps for the Tall Display of your Galaxy S9

With the arrival of the 5.7-inch LG G6, we have all met the 18:9 smartphone trend and it was quite a success. Taller displays are all around us now and Samsung made an ideal choice with its even taller “18.5:9” configuration in the Galaxy S8 model. And things are not different on the latest Galaxy S9 smartphone either.

This 18:9 aspect ratio gives you a taller screen with slimmer bezels on the sides as well as top and bottom. Screen sizes are measured diagonally and the taller aspect ratio, this allows manufacturers to keep a larger screen size while making the phone narrower and easier to hold. If you have large hands, using the Galaxy S9 smartphone will be no issue. But for people with smaller hands, the 18:9 aspect is no joy and it is hard to reach the corners of the display unless you adjust your grip.

Even more, the truth is that not every app is optimized to use the Galaxy S9‘s taller 18:9 display. Many apps are still optimized for the regular 16:9 aspect ratio and some apps are slightly cut off at the bottom as a result. Are you annoyed by that too?

Make a change as soon as possible! That doesn’t stop Samsung from making sure you get the full screen experience, so here’s what you have to do:

How to Optimize Apps for the Tall Display of your Galaxy S9:

  1. Enter into your handset’s Settings;
  2. Head to Display > Full screen apps;
  3. There, you’ll see a long list of apps that are already optimized for taller 18:9 aspect ratios. However, if you scroll further down and you’ll find the apps that aren’t optimized;
  4. Some might already be enabled if you enabled the full-screen mode when you first open the apps, others might not if you missed that option;
  5. At the same time, you can tap the bottom of the screen when the phone asks you if you want the app to fill the entire screen the next time you open it.

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