Change the Quick panel icons on your Galaxy phone or tablet

Quick panel more options menu open on GalaxyS21

Your Galaxy device gives you tons of control options - and you don't even need to go looking for them. The Quick panel on your Galaxy phone or tablet lets you access and use different functions easily. For example, you can turn on Airplane Mode, mute your device's sound, or rearrange the buttons any way you choose.

Note: Available screens and settings may vary by wireless service provider, software version, and phone model.

Access settings for the Quick panel

You know that tapping a Quick panel icon automatically activates certain features. But what about when you want to access the feature’s settings, such as the Flashlight's brightness setting?

To do this, open the Quick panel by swiping down from the top of the screen using two fingers. Then, tap the name of the feature under the icon. For example, if you want to access the Flashlight settings, tap the word Flashlight.

A setting menu will automatically appear. Sometimes, you may need to tap Details to be taken to the full settings page. Also, please note that certain settings might be grayed out or will not appear if the feature is turned off (e.g., Wi-Fi networks may not show if Wi-Fi is turned off).

The Quick Settings panel opened with Flashlight highlighted

Edit the button order

Maybe you're always connecting to Wi-Fi or using your phone's flashlight. If that's the case, you can change the button order so your favorite shortcuts show up first. You'll also be able to hide features you don't use often, or add icons that may be missing from the defaults.

  1. To open the Quick panel, swipe down from the top of the screen using two fingers.

  2. Tap More options (the three vertical dots), and then tap Edit buttons or Button order, depending on your phone model.

  3. To move a button, touch and hold it, and then drag it into the desired position. Tap Done when you're finished.

A list of buttons above the Quick settings panel on a Galaxy phone

Note: On phones with One UI 3.1 or later, you can add a new icon to the panel by swiping left and then tapping Add (the plus sign). Touch and hold your desired icon, and then drag it to your desired position. Tap Done when you're finished.

Quick panel layout

Aside from buttons, you can organize the layout of certain controls on your Quick panel!

  1. Just swipe down from the top of the screen using two fingers to open the Quick panel, and then tap More options (the three vertical dots).

  2. Tap Quick panel layout.

  3. You can tap Brightness control, and then select Show always or Show when quick panel expanded. Or tap Device control and Media output buttons, and then select a layout option.

  4. Tap Done.

Quick panel layout on the Samsung Galaxy S22
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