How to Change Screen Resolution on Windows Mobile

Updated March 23, 2017

Microsoft Windows Mobile is the operating system that powers may PDAs and smartphones. Windows Mobile settings do not provide a Screen Resolution setting to change the screen resolution on the mobile device. However, one application, WVGAFIX4, an application created by XDA Developers, will allow the user to set the screen resolution to one of three settings: VGA, SQVGA and WVGA, This easy-to-use Windows Mobile application installs directly on the mobile device from a CAB file.

Download the WYVGFIX4 zip file and save the file to the desktop.

Right-click on the zip file and click "Extract To" to extract the files in the zip archive.

Click the "Extract" button and extract the files in the zip file to a folder on the desktop. A CAB file will be extracted from the zip file.

Plug the USB cable into the device, and then into a free USB port on the computer, or plug in the charging cradle and insert the device into the cradle. Make sure the device is powered on. The computer will find the device and launch the ActiveSync application.

Click the "ActiveSync" icon in the system tray to open the ActiveSync interface.

Click the "Explore" option in the ActiveSync" interface to launch the file explorer.

Drag the CAB file from the folder on the desktop and drop the file into the root drive of the mobile device using the file explorer.

Un-cradle or unplug the mobile device from the computer.

Click the "Start" button on the device.

Click the "My Documents" option in Windows Mobile. The CAB file will be listed at the bottom of the My Documents list.

Double-tap the CAB file to install the WVGAFIX4 application. The installation routine will run.

Power off the mobile device, and then power the device back on. The WVGAFIX4 application will now appear in the "Programs" list.

Click "Start" and then click "Programs" on the mobile device. The WVGAFIX4 application will launch.

Select the radio button in front of the desired screen resolution.

Tap the "Set" button. The screen resolution is now set.

Things You'll Need

  • WinZip or other unzipping utility
  • USB connector or cradle for phone-to-computer connection
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Tammy Clevenger works in the I.T. industry while maintaining creative outlets through film making, writing and audio production. She is a published academic author and is an accomplished and certified Project Management Professional.