How to check any app’s refresh rate on Android

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More and more Android phones are adopting screens with higher refresh rates than the standard 60Hz. And it’s not just the flagship products; Xiaomi has just released a $ 270 Redmi Note 10 Pro with a stunning AMOLED display that supports 120Hz.

One higher refresh rate allows for smoother animations whether you are scrolling web pages or playing graphics-intensive games. However, not all apps support high refresh rates. So how can you check if this is the case? I’ve got your back.

First of all, we need to enable developer mode on your Android phone. Here’s how to do it:

  • Go to Settings and locate the About phone section.
  • Press the software version five times.
  • Note that each time you press, you should see a pop-up window saying: “You are X steps away from becoming a developer.”
  • You will finally get a “You are now a developer” pop-up.