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How to Check Frame Rate (FPS) in Games on Android

by Pankil Shah
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In fast-paced competitive games like PUBG Mobile, Fortnite, or COD Mobile, every frame counts, as even a single drop can mean losing. That’s where the FPS (frames per second) counter comes in. It helps in evaluating your phone’s performance and enables you to make necessary adjustments to enhance your gaming experience. Here’s how to view FPS while playing games on any Android phone.

Check Frame Rate (FPS) on Samsung Galaxy Phones

Turning on the FPS counter on the Samsung Galaxy line of phones is quite straightforward. Follow these steps:

1. Go to Settings > About phone > Software information and tap the Build number several times. After that, you may be asked to enter the phone PIN.

2. Return to the Settings screen and you will see the Developer option. Tap on it and look for the GPUWatch option.

3. Under the GPUWatch settings, turn on the toggle next to GPUWatch.

Close the Settings. After that, you will see the FPS counter in real-time while playing games on Samsung Galaxy phones.

You can delete extra widgets on the screen, tap the Bin icon. Tap the Plus button to add different details/statistics on the screen.

Check Frame Rate (FPS) on Xiaomi, Redmi, and POCO

Smartphone brands like Xiaomi, Redmi, and POCO run HyperOS, a new operating system developed by Xiaomi based on the Android Open Source Project (AOSP). So, the steps will remain the same for all these smartphone brands.

1. Head to Settings > About phone > Detailed info and specs and then tap OS version multiple times to activate the Developer option.

2. Go back to the Settings > Additional settings > Developer options.

3. Lastly, select the Power consumption option and tap the Start button under the Frame Rate Monitor Tools.

The FPS counter appears whenever you play a game on an Android phone from Xiaomi, Redmi, or POCO.

Check Frame Rate (FPS) on Oppo, Realme and OnePlus

OnPlus, Realme, and Oppo run on the ColorOS operating system, so activating the FPS is pretty much the same on those phones. Also, it’s pretty easy.

Oppo and Realme phone users need to swipe right from the left edge of the phone while playing a game in landscape mode, and an FPS widget will pop up along with numerous menus.

On the other hand, OnePlus users need to swipe from the top-left corner of the screen to access the FPS monitor widget while playing a game in landscape mode.

Check Frame Rate (FPS) on Google Pixel

The Google Pixel phones run fairly vanilla (non-customized) versions of Android and enabling frame rate counters is easier. Here’s how you can do that.

1. Go to Settings > Google > All services > Game Dashboard and turn on the toggles for the Use Game Dashboard and Game Dashboard floating icon options.

2. Next, launch the game you want to check the FPS for. Tap the right arrow button icon to access the Game Dashboard shortcut.

3. Finally, tap the FPS button, and you’ll begin seeing the real-time FPS of your game on Google Pixel.

Check Frame Rate (FPS) on Other Android Phones

If your Android phone lacks a native method to check the FPS, don’t be disappointed. I have just the perfect app for you, and the best part is that it works on nearly every Android smartphone. In this guide, I have used Moto Edge 40 for the test.

1. Open a web browser on your PC and phone, navigate to the GitHub page, and download KFMARK-Windows-Activation-Tool-1.5.zip for Windows and KFMARK-Android-1.5.apk for Android from the Assets section.

2. Install both apps on their respective devices.

3. Connect your Android phone to your Windows PC, access the Developer options on your phone (activate it by tapping on the Build number multiple times), and enable USB debugging. If prompted, grant permission for USB debugging.

4. Launch the KF Mark app on both your Windows PC and phone, then click on the large circular button on your PC.

5. On your phone, tap on the Add Game (添加游戏) button, choose the game from the list, and press Run (运行).

After that, you will see the FPS overlay during gameplay.

No More FPS Guessing

An increased FPS translates to a smoother and more responsive gaming experience on your Android device, making it a valuable metric for gaming enthusiasts. Hopefully, the above steps have made it easy to check FPS while gaming on your Android. Similarly, you can enable the FPS counter while gaming on a Windows computer as well.

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