How to Force 90Hz High Refresh Rate on Google Pixel 4

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One of the flagship features of the Google Pixel 4 is the 90Hz display. This is probably the first time that Google has tackled a hardware trend before big names like Samsung. Although Google has implemented it, it is not very well received by many people. The Pixel 4 screen only works at the high refresh rate of 90 Hz when the brightness is set to 75% +. Fortunately, there is a simple way to impose high refresh rates at 90Hz at Google Pixel 4. Let's see how to impose a refresh rate at 90Hz to Pixel 4.

Like all other hardware aspects of Pixel 4, the high refresh rate of the screen comes with its own compromise. The standard Pixel 4 already has a smaller battery than last year's Pixel 3. And Pixel 3 was … bad, poor, in the battery department. Of course, pixel 4 is worse and forcing the refresh rate to 90Hz all the time is not going to help. The battery of Google Pixel 4 XL is larger than that of Pixel 3 XL, but forced to 90Hz makes it almost as bad as the Pixel 4 without forced pulse.

So, either you learn to live with a 60Hz screen most of the time, while having paid for a 90Hz screen, or you carry a portable charger anywhere. This choice is yours, but if you're ready to choose the charger, here's how you can force high refresh rates of 90Hz on Google Pixel 4.

Steps to force a refresh rate of 90Hz on the pixel 4

The implementation of the 90hz display by OnePlus was very much appreciated. But OnePlus phones also switch dynamically between 60 Hz and 90 Hz depending on the application and content. OxygenOS allows users to stay at 60Hz, but does not allow to force a high refresh rate of 90Hz at any time. On the Google Pixel 4, you can at least do it directly from the settings.

Enable developer options

  1. Open Settings in the application tray or pull down the quick setup panel and tap the gear icon.
  2. Scroll and select About the phone.
  3. Scroll down the next page until you find the Construction number.
  4. Tap it 5 times and you will be prompted to enter your PIN if you have set one.
  5. Once you have done, you should see a message of toast saying, "You are now a developer!"

Enable Forced Refresh Rate at 90Hz on Pixel 4

  1. Return to Settings home page.
  2. To select System and you should find a new entry marked here developer The options.
  3. In the options for developers, scroll to the DEBUGGING section.
  4. At the bottom of it, tap the 90Hz refresh rate setting.
  5. Turn on the toggle and the high refresh rate will now be forced at any time on Pixel 4.

And that's all you have to do. Unlike OnePlus 7 Pro and OnePlus 7T, there is no need to manipulate ADB commands. Although, as mentioned before, be prepared for the life of your battery to take a huge hit. We strongly advise against it if you are the regular owner Pixel 4.

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