Android: How to Enable Anti-aliasing

All the Gamer’s out there will be very much familiar with the term ‘Anti-aliasing‘. Those of you who are not, Anti-aliasing is a technique used to soften sharp edges so that they appear less jagged when rendered. It is simply a technique of minimizing the distortion.

The anti-aliasing settings can be changed on your Android device to increase the gaming graphics performance. This should only be done if you have a high-end Android device. For mid-range or low-end devices, changing the setting will impact the device performance as this requires more graphic power. Anti-aliasing improves the appearance of polygon edges, so they are not “jagged” but are smoothed out on the screen. However, it incurs a performance cost for the graphics card and uses more video memory. This will also drain your battery faster.

You need to enable the Developer options to change this setting. You can check out our post on How to Speed Up Your Android Device to enable the Developers options.

Once you have enabled the Developer options, go to the Hardware Accelerated Rendering section and enable Force 4x MSAA. This will force Android to use 4x Multisample antialiasing in Open GL ES 2.0 games and other applications thereby improving the images rendered.

Enabling this setting may result in your device getting heated up while playing graphic intensive games. Make sure that your device has the right hardware before enabling anti-aliasing so that the device performance is not impacted.

Did you notice the improved graphics while playing games after enabling Force 4x MSAA ? Do let us know in the comment section below.

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