Change the New MacBook Pro Default Retina Display to Match Its Native Resolution [How To]


If you didn’t notice this, then Apple’s 2016 MacBook Pro family (this will also include the 12-inch MacBook) are not running at their optimized resolutions. This means that when you purchase a specific model and see a blurred-out screen, then it means that you will have to dig into the settings of the new MacBook models and change them in order to view the perfect Retina display resolution.

All MacBook Pro Models From 2016 Come With Altered Resolutions – Here’s How to Change Them in the Easiest Way Possible

With the latest 2016 MacBook Pro 15-inch models, Apple has shipped out its flagship notebook running at the ‘1400 x 900@2x’ resolution. If you see this setting, then it means that the graphics processor is rendering the screen content in a manner that would display it as a 1400 x 900 non-Retina display. The images and everything present on it would look sharper and more attractive using this setting.

Unfortunately, it presents a sort of blurriness of the overall text present on the new MacBook Pro models and majority of users might not even notice this change, but those with a discerning eye might find this extremely uncomfortable when viewing on it. In addition to text, some UI elements might also appear fuzzy and it will look to some that the display quality has actually degraded. So why exactly has Apple done this? To ensure that you get more space for app windows and everything else. However, if you’re the kind of person that requires the best possible Retina-quality images and content to be shown on the expensive MacBook Pro, then here’s a neat little trick that you can use to make it happen.

Here’s How You Can Change the Screen Resolution on the MacBook Pro for the Best Possible Quality

  1. Open ‘System Preferences’
  2. Click on ‘Displays’
  3. When you see a new window open in front of you, you will see two options: ‘Default for display’ and ‘Scaled’.
  4. Click on ‘Scaled’.
  5. Several options will appear in front of you.
  6. You can cycle through the options to see which one suits the best according to your viewing pleasure.

Everybody is going to have a different choice concerning display quality, so choose the option that you believe will improve your overall viewing experience. After carrying this out, let us know in the comments below which setting you chose and why.