How to change the resolution on your Mac?

To change the resolution on your Mac open up System Preferences, then select the Displays menu panel. You'll then be able to choose from the resolutions Apple allows you to switch between, you can see what this looks like above!
Note: Apple restricts users access to many resolutions


See your Mac's full resolution list below:

13-inch Macbook Pro with Touch Bar (2016)
15-inch Macbook Pro with Touch Bar (2016)
27-inch iMac with Retina 5K (2015)
13-inch Macbook Air (2015)
12-inch Macbook (2016)

13-inch Macbook Pro with Touch Bar Resolutions (2016)

Resolution HiDPI Apple QuickRes
1680 x 1050
1440 x 900
1280 x 800
1024 x 640
960 x 600 X
840 x 525 X
825 x 525 X
720 x 450 X
3360 x 2100 X X
2880 x 1800 X X
2560 x 1600 X X
2048 x 1280 X X
1920 x 1200 X X
1650 x 1050 X X
1152 x 720 X X


15-inch Macbook Pro with Touch Bar Resolutions (2016)

Resolution HiDPI Apple QuickRes
19920 x 1200
1680 x 1050
1440 x 900
1440 x 810 X
1280 x 800
1280 x 720 X
1024 x 640
960 x 600 X
960 x 540 X
840 x 525 X
825 x 525 X X
720 x 450 X
3840 x 2400 X X
3360 x 2100 X X
2880 x 1800 X X
2880 x 1620 X X
2560 x 1600 X X
2560 x 1440 X X
2048 x 1280 X X
1152 x 720 X X
1024 x 768 X X
840 x 524 X X
800 x 600 X X
640 x 480 X X


12-inch Macbook Resolutions (2016)

Resolution HiDPI Apple QuickRes
1440 x 900
1280 x 800
1152 x 720
1024 x 640
960 x 600
840 x 525
720 x 450
2880 x 1800 X X
2560 x 1600 X X
2304 x 1440 X X
2048 x 1280 X X
1920 x 1200 X X
1650 x 1050 X X
1152 x 720 X X


27-inch iMac with Retina 5K Display Resolutions (2015)

Resolution HiDPI Apple QuickRes
3840 x 2160 X
3360 x 1890 X
3200 x 1800
3008 x 1692 X
2880 x 1620
2560 x 1440
2304 x 1296 X
2048 x 1152
1920 x 1080 X
1680 x 945 X
1600 x 900
1504 x 846 X
1440 x 810 X
1280 x 720 X
1152 x 648 X
1024 x 576 X
960 x 540 X
800 x 450 X
7680 x 4320 X X
6720 x 3780 X X
6400 x 3600 X X
6016 x 3384 X X
5760 x 3240 X X
5120 x 2880 X
4608 x 2592 X X
4096 x 2304 X X


13-inch Macbook Air (2015)

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Resolution HiDPI Apple QuickRes
2560 x 1600 X X
1920 x 1200 X X
1680 x 1050 X X
1440 x 900 X
1152 x 720 X
1024 x 640 X
800 x 500X X


  1. Macworld
  2. Lifehacker
  3. 9to5Mac
  4. RazorianFly
  5. MacSources
  6. Engadget


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