Ever heard of adaptive or variable screen refresh rate? Well, if you have, you should know by now that the Samsung Galaxy A22 and F22 smartphones don’t come with this feature.
Instead, they do come with a predefined refresh rate setting that can only stay at 60 or 90Hz and vice versa.
But, with an adaptive or variable screen refresh rate setting, a phone can automatically adjust its screen refresh rate to suit whatever content is currently being shown on it, which in practice, helps to save a little bit amount of battery life.
So, today, I’m gonna show you how to set up or get something that works quite similar to an adaptive refresh rate setting using Bixby routines on your Samsung Galaxy A22 and F22 smartphones.
So, you’re ready?
Well, then let’s get started… #enjoy.
How to get adaptive/variable screen refresh rate on the Samsung Galaxy A22 and F22 smartphones.
First of all, go to your phone’s main settings menu, and set “Motion smoothness” (screen refresh rate) to high, this will be the phone’s default refresh rate mode.
To do that, go to your phone’s settings menu, go to “Display” settings, locate “Motion smoothness“, and set the value to “High“.
After that, go back to your phone’s main settings page, and this time, locate the option that says “Advanced features“, tap on it, then make your way to the next option inside of it that says “Bixby Routines“.
When you tap the Bixby Routines option, you should have a new page that looks this way.
Galaxy A22/F22 variable refresh rate – Step Two
From the homepage as shown in the last screenshot above, tap “Add routine” located at the bottom of your phone’s screen, and when you do so, you should have a completely new page that looks this way.
As you can see from the screenshot, the page is divided into two parts or sections, the “If” section and the “Then” section.
“If” is used to give a condition to Bixby routine, while “Then” is used to assign a task that should be completed only when the right conditions are met.
For instance, I can say that if my phone’s battery is anywhere below 50%, then set screen refresh rate (motion smoothness) to standard (60Hz), and below are some of my personal routines that I’ve set up on my phone, using Bixby Routines.
So, with this, we can give lots of predefined conditions and attach various tasks to them using Bixby routines, and they’re not just limited to screen refresh rates only. So, for example, we can create a routine based on place, based on app opened, based on phone’s battery level, based on Wi-Fi connection status, etc.
And for this tutorial, we’re going to be creating two routines based on app opened and based on our phone’s battery level.
So, from the “Add routine” page, tap on the “If” block, and a new page will be opened to you with a long list of options; simply scroll down a bit, locate and tap the one that says “App opened,” and an even longer page will be opened to you, containing the list of all the apps (both third-party and factory-installed apps) installed on your Galaxy A22 and F22 smartphones.
From here, you can select the apps you want to be run in a low refresh rate state when opened.
And when you’re done selecting the apps, simply tap the “Done” button at the bottom of your phone’s screen, then head down to the “Then” section of the page. Tap on the “Then” block, and a host of options will be revealed to you, tap the one labeled “Display,” and from there, go to “Motion smoothness” and set the value to “Standard.”
Tap “Done” when you’re done, and tap “Next” at the bottom of your phone’s screen to complete the setup. Next, you’ll be required to provide a name, icon, and color for your newly created routine. Do that quickly, and the routine will be activated.
So, with this routine, your phone will be running on a refresh rate of 90Hz natively, but whenever you open any of those apps you chose while setting up the routine, the phone will automatically dial back to 60Hz, adaptive refresh rate handling isn’t it?
You can follow the steps to add as many routines as you want, depending on tasks you want your phone to help you take care of without needing you to touch anything, but, two additional routines I want us to add are the one for gaming and another one for battery saving.
Galaxy A22/F22 adaptive refresh rate – Step Four
So, for the one for gaming, simply go to “Add routine,” and from the “If” options, locate the option labeled “Game is being played,” now go to the “Then” section, go to display, and set motion smoothness to “High.”
So, what this does is, no matter what your phone’s native screen refresh rate was set to, once you open a game on your Galaxy A22 and F22 phones, the phone cranks it all the way up to 90Hz, which is the ideal refresh rate for playing games on the phone.
While for the one for battery saving, simply go back to the “Add routines” page once again; from the “If” options, select the one that says “Battery level” and set it to below 51%, still under “If” options, go to the next option which says “Charging status,” and select “Not charging.”
Now, go to the “Then” block, go to display, and set motion smoothness to “Standard.”
So, what this does is, once your phone’s battery drops to 50% of its full charge, the screen refresh rate automatically dials back to 60Hz to save the remaining battery life until the next time you recharge, and it pushes it back to 90Hz.
So, that’s basically some of the basic routines you can set up to mimic the adaptive or variable screen refresh rate handling that is found only on Samsung flagship smartphones. Tell us in the comments section below if these steps worked for you, and if you find this tutorial helpful, kindly give it a thumbs up by sharing it, and as always, I’ll see y’all tomorrow; #peace out.