Here is an image to make clear what I'm talking about:

As you see, this button have 3 positions. I figured out what these are corresponding to Sleep after 15 sec, 30 sec and 1 min, respectively.

Problem is, I use my 4.2.2 tablet for reading pages of text (like e-books or manuals), and my optimal timeout for everyday reading is 2 min. So neither preset suits my needs and it renders this button rather useless.

Moreover, this button gives me hell when I accidentally touch it, because it resets to the one of preset timeouts and I have to visit Settings and restore my preference.

How I customize these preset timeouts? Alternatively, I'd like to know a way to remove offending button.


  • I don't remember there is a Timeout shortcut on quick setting, and it seems the quick setting layout is different from mine. What tablet are you using?
    – Andrew T.
    Nov 26, 2014 at 4:41
  • Well, haven't seen that though over my tab too ! I don't think that shortcut can be synchronised ! Anyway it would be a great help if you can let us know about which tablet you are using ??? Nov 26, 2014 at 7:15
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    possible duplicate of How to customize the quick settings drop-down menu in android 4.2?
    – Firelord
    Sep 12, 2015 at 7:31


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