How do I use the Quick Settings panel?

There are loads of handy settings and features on your Galaxy device, but getting to them quickly can be difficult. The Quick Settings panel means that you don't have to search through the settings app to find what you need. For example, you can open the Quick Settings to quickly turn off the Wi-Fi, use the torch or mirror your phone screen to your TV. You can even customise the Quick Settings panel so that your most used features are only a swipe away.

How do I use the Quick Settings panel?

Opening the Quick Settings panelClick to Expand

The Quick Settings panel is tucked away above your notification tray. You can choose to view your favourite Quick Settings or open the whole Quick Settings panel.

 

Opening your most used Quick Settings

1 Swipe down from the top of the screen to view your notifications
Swipe down from the top of the screen to open the notification tray
2 Your Quick Settings are just above the notification tray
The Quick Settings are just above the notification tray
3 Swipe down from the top of the screen again, to see all your Quick Settings
Swipe down again to see the full Quick Setting panel

Opening all your Quick Settings

1 Swipe down from two points at the top of the screen to open your Quick Settings
Swipe down from two points at the top of the screen to open all your Quick Settings
Using the Quick SettingsClick to Expand

The Quick Settings panel is great for quickly turning on and off your most used features. It can also be used to quickly change the settings for a feature or open the settings app.

1 Swipe down from two points at the top of the screen to open your Quick Settings
Swipe down from two points at the top of the screen to open the Quick Settings panel
2 Tap on a feature to turn it on or off. It is turned on when the button lights up blue
Tap a feature to turn it on or off
3 Swipe left to see more options
Swipe left to see more quick settings options
4 Tap the name of a feature to customise the settings
Tap the name of a feature to open the settings
5 If the feature is turned off then some settings will be greyed out. Turn on the feature to access more options
Turn on the feature to access all available settings
6 You will only be shown a small selection of the most popular features in the Quick Settings panel. To see all of the available settings for the feature, tap Details
Tap Details to view all of the settings for the feature
7 You will be taken to the complete settings page for the feature
All of the settings for the feature will be shown
Change the button layoutClick to Expand

You can change the order of the buttons in the Quick Settings panel to make it even easier to access your most used features. The first six buttons will appear when you open the notification tray.

1 Swipe down from two points at the top of the screen to open your Quick Settings
Swipe down from two points at the top of the screen
2 Tap the options icon, it will appear as three dots
Tap the options icon
3 Tap Button order
Tap Button order
4 Drag the buttons to change their order. The first six buttons will appear when you open the notification tray
Drag the buttons around to change their order
5 If there are buttons you are unlikely to use, drag them to the top of the screen to remove them from the Quick Settings panel. You can always drag them back onto the Quick Settings panel later
If you don't want a button to appear in the Quick Settings panel, drag it to the top of the screen
6 If you would like to change back to the default button order, tap Reset
Tap Reset to change the buttons back to their default order
7 Once you're happy with your button order, tap Done
Once you're happy with the button order, tap Done
Flight modeClick to Expand

Flight mode isn't just great for when you're going on holiday. Flight mode is the quickest way to turn off your mobile network, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connections with just one tap. This makes it super handy for all those times that you don't want to be disturbed or don't want a notification to come through.

1 Swipe down from two points at the top of the screen to open your Quick Settings
Swipe down from two points at the top of the screen
2 Tap the flight mode button to turn the feature on or off. The button will light up blue when the feature is active
Tap the flight mode button

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