Want to see your FPS counter while gaming on your Android smartphone without any apps? Here’s how to turn it on and track frame rates. Knowing the FPS (frames per second) is important for those who want to test performance on their Android phone. The frame rate describes how smoothly a video game runs on your device.

FPS (frames per second) is a useful metric for evaluating a device’s gaming performance. A higher FPS (120 and above) results in a smoother and more fluid experience, while a low FPS (30 and below) can make gameplay appear choppy and laggy.


What is FPS, and Why Should I Care?

FPS (frames per second) describes how smoothly a game runs on your PC. It’s a crucial metric for both video playback and gaming because it directly affects the visual fluidity and responsiveness of the content.

FPS is a measure of how many individual frames (or images) are displayed on screen per second in a video or game. Common FPS benchmarks are 30, 60, and 120. Higher FPS (120 and above) generally ensures a smoother gaming experience.

Achieving a higher FPS depends on several factors. A powerful CPU, GPU, and sufficient RAM, a 120 or 144Hz display, the game’s settings, and system optimization can all significantly impact FPS.

How to Enable FPS Counter on Android via Game Dashboard?

1. First, open the Settings app on your Android phone.

2. Scroll down and select Google.

3. Choose ‘All services’ tab and then tap on ‘Game Dashboard’.

4. Next, turn on the options ‘Use Game Dashboard’ and ‘Game Dashboard floating icon’.

Enable FPS counter using Game Dash Board

5. Now, launch a game on your phone.

6. The Game Dashboard will automatically detect when you’re playing a game.

7. Tap the small floating icon on your screen. It will open the Game Dashboard overlay.

8. In Game Dashboard overlay, tap the FPS button.

9. A small FPS counter will appear the on the screen, displaying the real-time FPS your game is running at.

FPS counter on Android

10. If you want, you can reposition the FPS counter by dragging it to your desired location on the screen.


You can utilize this functionality to keep tabs on your device’s performance during gaming sessions. Consistent FPS (frames per second) is key to an optimal gaming experience. Should you detect any irregular FPS fluctuations, it could indicate your device’s CPU is throttling. In such instances, consider giving your phone a rest to prevent overheating.

By enabling the FPS counter and exploring other features available in the Game Dashboard, you’ll gain better insights into your device’s performance and enjoy a more immersive and customizable gaming experience on your Android phone.

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