How to enable 96Hz refresh rate mode on Galaxy S20


As we already know that Samsung’s Galaxy S20 series comes with the capability of a 120hz refresh rate. If you are not interested in enjoying the fluency, fastness, and smoothness of 120hz refresh rate then you can always switch back to 60hz@QHD. The problem here is that Samsung hasn’t given a built-in option to switch to 90hz or 96hz. So, a developer had to develop an app that allows you to enable 96Hz refresh rate mode on Galaxy S20. Following we are going to tell you how to enable 96Hz Refresh mode on Galaxy S20 with the help of an app developed by XDA forum member SatySatsZB.

The app is amazing not just because it allows you to enable 96Hz mode, it does so without having you to restart the device. Further, it places two toggles—96Hz and 120Hz—in the Galaxy S20’s quick settings panel, so, you just need to tap them to switch. Keep in mind, 96Hz refresh rate mode will work with FHD as 120Hz works @ FHD. If you want to enjoy QHD then you will have to sacrifice refresh rate and keep it to 60Hz only.

Samsung only had only given two options to its users, but they had a hidden capability of enabling 96Hz refresh rate which they for some unknown reasons didn’t give users as an option. Anyhow, SatySatsZB, spotted it and developed a simple app whose simple function is to let you a third option of 96Hz.


How to enable 96Hz refresh rate mode on Galaxy S20

  • Download S20 Refresh Rate Controller APK for Android.
  • Copy the downloaded APK to your Android device.
  • To install APK files from other sources you will have to go to Setting >> Security >> Allow Unknown Sources. Once you check this option you will be able to install the files.
  • Tap the downloaded APK to initiate the installation process
  • Once the installation is done, you would see two toggle switches in your Quick Panel.

If you find the above instruction insufficient then check out our guide on how to install APK files on Android.