How to change screen refresh rate in Windows 11

Deepak Gupta January 14, 2022
Updated 2022/01/14 at 4:14 AM

Windows 11 users on PCs with compatible displays can manually change the screen refresh rate to get a better visual experience when scrolling through web pages or a long text document, for example. Depending on the monitor and video driver installed, it is also possible to enable the so-called Dynamic Refresh Rate, which will automatically adjust the screen’s refresh rate. See how to do this by following the steps in this post.

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How to change screen refresh rate in Windows 11

To change the screen refresh rate manually in Windows 11, click on the start menu and open the application settings:

How to change screen refresh rate in Windows 11
Reproduction / Fabio Rosolen

With the Settings app open, go to the category System and then click Video:

How to change screen refresh rate in Windows 11
Reproduction / Fabio Rosolen

Now click on advanced display:

How to change screen refresh rate in Windows 11
Reproduction / Fabio Rosolen

Within the Advanced Display area you will be able to select the desired refresh rate using the menu in the field highlighted in the image below:

How to change screen refresh rate in Windows 11
Reproduction / Fabio Rosolen

Observation: Windows 10 users can also do this by going to the Settings > System > Display > Advanced Display Settings app:

How to change screen refresh rate in Windows 11
Reproduction / Fabio Rosolen

What about the dynamic refresh rate?

If your monitor is supported and the video driver installed is of type WDDM 3.0* or later as shown in the image below, you will also see the option to use dynamic refresh rate in the menu. As the name implies, dynamic refresh rate in Windows 11 automatically adjust the screen refresh rate between 60Hz and 120Hz:

*Type it dxdiag in the Start menu search box to open the DirectX Diagnostic Tool and check the type of video driver installed.

How to change screen refresh rate in Windows 11
Reproduction / Fabio Rosolen

How to change screen refresh rate in Windows 11
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Still on dynamic refresh rate, Microsoft recently started testing in Microsoft Edge browser support for this feature with a focus on web browsing. Learn more by going to this post.

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