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If you’ve picked up a, you’ve probably opened up that big beautiful screen only to discover that some of the don’t quite fit onto Samsung’s most unique foldable phone. That’s because the inside screen is a very different aspect ratio from a regular telephone and acts much more like a tablet. Thankfully, making apps like Instagram full-screen on the 3 is pretty simple, but you have to know where to look.
How to make apps full screen on the Z Fold 3
While we could argue over how much easier Samsung could have made it to adjust app sizes, there’s no question that the setting shouldn’t be as buried. You’ll need to navigate to the Samsung Labs feature and toggle each broken app individually to get to it. Here’s how to do that:
- Open up system settings by selecting settings in your , pulling down the notification shade, and clicking the settings icon. It looks like a gear.
- Scroll down to advanced features.
- Select labs from the list.
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- Select customize app aspect ratios from the list.
- Find the app you want in the list of apps.
- Click on the app and select
Source: Android Central of aspect ratios.
As you’re scrolling through the list of apps, you’lluse the correct aspect ratio have a different tag under the app name. In the case of Instagram, the title says App default (16:9). This extra text should make it easy to identify any .
Remember that this adjustment is under the Labs section for a reason. While all apps should theoretically work in any aspect ratio, some on-screen elements within apps might appear broken since Android allows apps to scale dynamically. For example, in-app buttons may not, UI elements might be cut off, or things might look weird when using anything other than the app default ratio.
If you experience problems like this, set the scaling back to App default to ensure excellent compatibility. It might look weird, but at least it works!
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