At the quick settings dropdown are some items that have no icon and just a label . They cannot be re-arranged and are obviously useless. Please have a look at the Screenshot


I would like to know how I can find the apps or files that are responsible for those and/or a way how to get rid of them.

It is an Android Oreo with some EMUI on top.

  • Those are may be tiles reserved by the Automate app.
    – ballzak
    Dec 6 '20 at 19:47
  • Good tip, I have Automate installed and this could be an option. I need to check that.
    – pschulz
    Dec 6 '20 at 23:05
  • Dear moderators, I made a mistake and up and downvoted the comment of @ballzak. I should be upvoted. Can you correct that, please? I am sorry for the inconvenience.
    – pschulz
    Dec 6 '20 at 23:19
  • @ballzak You were absolutely right, they came from the Automate app. Unfortunately I made a mistake at your comment and clicked the downvote without reading the warning. Could you pleas create a new one so that I can upvote? Thanks
    – pschulz
    Dec 16 '20 at 16:54

Do you use Automate app? Those are for making a custom quick settings functions. You can customize them from the app by adding a "quick settings" block and defining its action.


How can I find apps responsible for creating these tiles?

  • Check in the manifest of each app for Tile Service. It will have android:name=".MyQSTileService" & android:permission="android.permission.BIND_QUICK_SETTINGS_TILE"> & service as action android:name="android.service.quicksettings.action.QS_TILE".

Since you don't know which app created this checking the manifest is going to be painfully slow. I used this app apk analyser to check for service and found for example eu.faircode.email.ServiceTileUnseen (it's an email app and the tile corresponds to unseen mails).

How to hide them?

I am not conversant with EMUI but here are things you can try to get them out of sight:

  • Customize tiles by

    • swiping down from the Status bar to open the notification panel.

    • Touch the pencil icon on the top right corner.

    • Drag Icons from the top part to the bottom part

  • Or use an app like Quick Settings to delete those bothersome tiles

  • You can improve the answer by suggesting edit to reflect the steps on your device
    – beeshyams
    Dec 6 '20 at 9:04
  • Customize tiles doesn't really help. The icons are already out of the default sight, but I don't really like the idea to have such things on my device without any clue about their origin. I need to check "Quick Settings". Most promising seems to be the "Apk Analyzer" and the tip of @ballzak in regard to Automate. Is it possible to lookup the manifest via Termux and its tools?
    – pschulz
    Dec 6 '20 at 23:13
  • I don't think it is possible via Termux - that could be a separate question
    – beeshyams
    Dec 7 '20 at 2:40

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