How To Check FPS On Android In Games And Videos

There was a time when games with good graphics were only restricted to PC/Laptop. But now with games like PUBG, the graphics in mobile gaming are getting much more advanced and impressive. And when it comes to graphics, FPS (Frames per second) plays a major role in making them good. A high FPS is really important for a smooth gaming experience while having good graphics. And there are a bunch of tools to check the FPS in computer games, but for mobile, the tools to check the FPS are very limited. And most of those apps/tools require you to root your Android smartphone, which means getting your phone out of warranty with various other disadvantages of rooting.

So in this article, we’re going to show you how you can check FPS in Android games as well as videos with the best available tools and the best part – without Root. And to achieve this task, we’re going to use GameBench app from the Play Store.

Note: You need to have a PC/Laptop for these tools to work on your Android phone. Also, you are required to have some additional software before you can use the main FPS counting tools.

Prerequisite PC Softwares Before Using FPS Counter

1. Java

Firstly, you need to install Java on your computer, which can be downloaded after selecting your operating system from here.

2. ADB (Android Debug Bridge)

  1. If you don’t have ADB (Android Debug Bridge) Driver installed on your computer, then you can download it from this link.
  2. After you have ADB Driver downloaded and installed, connect your Android phone with your computer through a USB cable.
  3. Now for installing your device on ADB driver, you need to turn on the Developer Mode in your smartphone. To do that go to Settings>About phone>Build number/Version.
  4. Tap 7 times on Build Number/Version to turn on the Developer Mode.

enabling developer mode

5. Go back to settings to find the Developer Options, and enable the USB Debugging.

enabling USB debugging

6. Now run the ADB Driver application on your computer, select your connected device from the list and click Install.

installing device on ADB

3. GameBench Android Service Launcher

And finally, download the GameBench Android Service launcher for Windows by clicking here. And if you’re a Mac or Linux user then you can download it by clicking here.

App 1: GameBench FPS Checker (Without Root)

GameBench is a free FPS checker for Android games. It gives you live FPS on the screen while you are playing the game which you want to test. The app keeps recording your FPS data and provides you with the average FPS when you exit the game.

This application has two editions on the Play Store. One is Community edition, which lets you use the app without any registration. The other one is the Pro Edition, which gives you more data like CPU usage and battery usage. But the Pro edition requires you to register on the app, which turns out to be little more time-consuming. So in this article, we’re going to show you how to use the GameBench Community Edition.

The Steps To Check FPS On Android

  1. After downloading all the PC software, Download the GameBench Community Edition app on your phone from the Play Store.
  2. Launch the app and skip the intro. The app will give you a link to download the GameBench Android Service Launcher for your PC. But you can skip that part because you’ve already downloaded that app.
  3. Connect your phone to your PC/Laptop with a USB Cable. Then turn on the Developer Mode and enable the USB Debugging on your phone.

USB debugging

4. Run the GameBench Android Service Launcher on your PC.

5. The PC application will search for your device and after your device is detected, you’ll get the permission to use the app on your phone. Now, you can disconnect your phone from the laptop. (Note: You’ll have to do this every time you reboot your phone)

Device connected

6. Now launch the Gamebench app on your phone. It’ll show all the installed apps/games on your phone, just select the game you want to test.

how to Show FPS on Android

7. By default, it’ll show you the live FPS on the Top Right corner of your screen.

check fps count on android game

8. You can change the position of FPS overlay by clicking on the Menu icon>Settings>Overlay Corner.

FPS Counter for Android - Change overlay position

9. When you’ll exit your game, the app will show you an FPS bar, that’ll show the average FPS Count for the game.

FPS bar

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App 2: FPS Meter

FPS Meter is an alternative if GameBench didn’t work well for you. This app doesn’t work on Android 6+ devices. It didn’t work on our device although, the device we were checking it on was Android 5.1.1 version, which was below 6. But we are still mentioning this app because it might work on your device.

If you’ve already downloaded Java and installed your device through ADB Driver, then most of your work is already done. Now just follow these simple steps to use the FPS Meter on your Android phone.

  1. Download the FPS Meter mobile app from Play Store.
  2. After downloading the app on your phone, download the FPS Meter Desktop app by clicking here.
  3. Connect your phone with your PC/Laptop using a USB Cable and enable Developer Mode and USB Debugging on your phone.Developer options
  4. Run the FPS Meter Desktop app, it will detect your connected device and show it on the list.
  5. Select your connected device from the list, and click on Start Service.See FPS on Android without root - installing device on FPS METER
  6. Now launch the mobile app, you’ll see a list of all the installed apps on your phone.
  7. From the list, select the game you want to test and tap on Start FPS Benchmark to play the game while getting live FPS.Starting FPS benchmark

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Conclusion

If you’re into gaming then you probably know the importance of FPS, and you might have thought of checking the FPS on your Android phone. The applications that are available for checking FPS in mobile games require some work, which can be confusing and frustrating. But with the given step by step process, we tried to make it easy for you to get these apps working.

Shivam Gulati
Shivam is a blogger who is always fascinated with the technology and the amount of knowledge he can gather from the internet. He is trying to nerdify everyone around him with that same knowledge, through his writings.

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