Motorola Edge/Edge+ Android 11 update removes 60Hz display refresh rate option for "better display experience", says forum admin

Motorola started rolling out the Android 11 update for the Edge+ as well as the standard Edge model around a couple of weeks ago.

Android 11 brings a bunch of new features as well as under the hood improvements to the two devices such as notification bubbles, screen recording, improved media controls, and more.

But as the days have been passing by and more Motorola Edge and Edge+ users are getting the Android 11 update, it appears that the new software removes some useful features as well.


We previously reported that Android 11 takes away the manual on/off Edge display setting for certain apps that are updated to be compatible with the new Android version.

Now, it has come to light that Android 11 has removed the 60Hz display refresh rate option completely from the Motorola Edge+ and most likely from the standard Edge as well.

An individual highlighted this via a post on the company’s forums:


Of course, the removal of the 60Hz refresh rate option won’t bother those who always set the display refresh rate to 90Hz in any case.

However, those who don’t wish to sacrifice battery life just for a smoother scrolling (or gaming) experience might be disappointed with the Android 11 update on their Edge and Edge+ devices.

According to a Motorola forum admin, the 60Hz refresh rate option was removed to offer a better display experience.


There’s no doubt that a higher refresh rate display offers a more pleasant experience while scrolling or playing games. But every OEM provides users with the option to switch to 60Hz to save battery.

Perhaps Motorola may re-think its decision to remove the 60Hz display refresh rate option from the Edge and Edge+ with Android 11 at some point in the future.

Until then, you may want to stick to Android 10 if you prioritize battery life over a higher refresh rate display.

As usual, we’ll post an update if and when there are any further developments on the matter. Meanwhile, you can keep track of the rollout of Android 11 for all eligible Motorola smartphones by heading here.

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