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"Quick Settings" refers to the shortcuts available in the notification bar with newer Android versions (4.2+).

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How to enable component in Android Settings app using ADB shell

Here is what I am trying to achieve, I'm trying to derive an adb shell command that allows me to toggle these switches inside the settings app programmatically. I've used dumpsys to figure out these ...
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A way to separately activate WiFi and Mobile Data internet connection

In my Android 14 (stock/Pixel 7) (it was the same when it was Android 13 before the update), I can activate and deactivate the internet connection via Mobile Data and WiFi. What bothers me is that I ...
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Quick Settings Menu has only 3 icons when extended, is there a way to make it 3 by 3? [duplicate]

On my Nokia C20 which runs Android Go 11 when I pull down the quick settings menu there is only 3 items on it, and I cant find a way to change it. Is there any way I can fix that?
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How to quickly change screen timeout

My screen timeout is set to one minute, but there are cases when I temporarily want to change it to 30, which is the maximum value apparently. The fastest way I found is to create a shortcut to the ...
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How to disable or set lock for quick settings menu on Realme 3?

I am using Realme 3. I would like to restrict the quick settings icon from being used so that when the user clicks on the quick settings icon, the mobile should ask for a password. What is the way to ...
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How to reactivate wallet quick setting tile?

I have been using my phone to make contactless payments for about 2 years now. I could always access my virtual cards through the quick settings menu. To be honest I don't remember exactly how I set ...
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How to automatically block camera access after closing camera

Ever since Android added the camera and mic access shortcuts and the quick access menu, I've often found myself forgetting to click the 'block camera access' shortcut after I'm done taking a picture ...
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Any way to increase border gesture width?

I have a case for my tablet that covers just 1-2mm of the edge of the screen. I love the case, but it makes accessing the notifications pull-down menu very difficult. Is there anyway to increase the ...
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How to change number of QuickPanel rows?

I have Samsung Galaxy A52 with Android 12. When I swipe down at home screen QuickPanel shows up with one row of icons. If I swipe again entire QuickPanel shows up. I would like to increase the number ...
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Way to switch between users via shortcut/intent/activity?

I have a device with MIUI 13, that removed (hid) the Android stock multi-user feature that I need. I recalled the activity to show the multi-user feature in settings via shortcut maker (adding ...
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Nokia C01 Plus - only 3 icons allowed in Quick Settings/Swipe Down Icons

This is Nokia C01 Plus running Android version 11 (as per what's shown in About Phone). Quick Settings (swipe down icons) - when you swipe down from the top of the screen, you get these icons which ...
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Any way to disable the quick settings panel on the lockscreen on Android 12 and 11?

Is there any way to disable the quick settings panel on the lockscreen on Android 12 and 11? I want to disable it, just like it used to be on the older Android versions. If I cannot the disable it, ...
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Android 12 (Pixel 5) Can I have old-style quick settings panel back somehow?

With the Android 12 upgrade, this settings menu became enormously large and a huge waste of space. I mean it is highlighted when it is turned on, nevertheless many of the buttons/switches have "...
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Upgraded Samsung device to Android 12, but Quick Panel still looks like the last Android version

After updating Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra to Android 12, I expected the Quick Panel to look completely different like I seen in some Android 12 reviews. But my Quick Panel looks exactly the same as ...
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how to positively locate focus in quick settings using external keyboard to enable screen mirroring (screen black recovery)

I want to use an external keyboard to navigate the quick settings menu blind to turn on Screen mirroring (aka Smart View). I can enter this menu using Win-Q but getting a known focus or selecting ...
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Stop expansion of player (e.g. spotify, website, etc)

We all know that google has no idea about ux or ui, but I am hoping someone on their end is smart enough to give us an option, that I am just incapable of finding in their settings mess. android 11, ...
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Quick Settings enable/disable each setting/icon on lock screen

I noted on one of my phones in Quick Settings (dropdown) e.g. Wi-Fi icon is enabled on lock screen, on other phone it is asking for screen-pattern. So I want a way to customize this. I've read that ...
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How to add missing mobile hotspot quick setting toggle on MIUI second space?

Recently I noticed the second space in MIUI has been stripped of several handy settings and shortcuts, which is a back draw on an otherwise good feature. I am looking for a way to add missing ...
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Where do the <unknown> items come from?

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 ...
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Turn on a Quicksettings tile automatically when I open a specific app?

I want to turn on proximity service tile when I open an app and turn off proximity service tile automatically, when I close the app.
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How can I condense the icons in the quick settings panel on Android?

Icons in the quick settings panel look like: But instead I would like to make the icons smaller: How can I condense the icons in the quick settings panel on Android? Interestingly the two above ...
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Modify the Chinese date localization in the quick settings of Flyme 8.0.0.0A Stable (SystemUI.apk modification)

I translated the firmware Flyme 8.0.0.0A Stable (RU & UA) for Meizu Note 9 and Meizu 8X, but I can’t kill the Chinese in the quick settings: The fact is that China’s events are taking place there ...
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Network mode switch quick settings tile

I have a bootleggers ROM (Android 9 pie) installed on a Motorola Moto E 2015 phone. Can I add a quick settings tile that would switch between 2G only and 2G/3G/4G network modes? In Lineage and ...
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GPS quick settings tile

I have a bootleggers ROM (Android 9 pie) installed on a Motorola Moto E 2015 phone. Can I add a quick settings tile that would toggle the GPS (location) on and off? I know there is already a "...
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Can I change the icons used in the quick settings?

I have a new phone, and the icons in the quick settings are ugly in my opinion. Can I change the icons used here easily, and if so how? (I see similar icons in the normal settings, i am happy if ...
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Does greyscale/grayscale mode save battery life?

Simple question but searching I can't find much evidence. I use an LED device (not OLED), would that also make a difference?
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How to have a dark / black Quick Settings (swipe down) menu on Oreo 8.1?

I always used to have a dark or black Quick Settings (the swipe down menu) but since Android , it's white. And I can't find out how to change it. Invert Colors is not an option, as that messes up all ...
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Can you change the number of icons In the 'quick settings' tray (Android Oreo)

Oreo has reduced the number of icons in the quick settings tray from 9 to 6. Is it possible to adjust the number of icons shown, e.g. to 6 or 12? Edit: Just to clarify: I mean the layout of the ...
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Quickly turn screen lock off and on on Android 7

Often there are situations where I access my phone frequently (every few minutes) and I don't need the screen lock. Always going to settings → security → screen lock to change the settings is very ...
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Top down menu items gone

So this is a little stupid but I did something that caused all of my items in the top dropdown menu to disappear and there is only a wifi icon left. When I press edit it doesn't change anything, I ...
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What is the No Sim card icon for?

On Android 7, when you pull down the top bar drop-down window (Quick Settings) a grid of 3x3 icons appears with tiles like Wifi, screen rotation on/off, Aeroplane mode etc. On my new phone with a new ...
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How do I invert colours inside a specific app?

The latest Android has an Invert Colours option in quick settings. Is there any way to turn this on automatically when a specific app is opened? Is there any other way to achieve inversion of colours ...
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Settings dark background in Android 8

The upgrade to Android 8 changed the background of the settings and the roll down menus to white. This makes it harder for me to read (partially colourblind); how can I change the background again to ...
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Why do you sometimes have to press the device rotation tile twice for it to function?

I have a auto rotate quick tile which was originally on stock Android on my Nexus 6p running Android 7.1.2 nougat. I realized that in some cases, after I press the autorotate tile to change from ...
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Is there a way to toggle a secure lock screen without having the feature built into a custom ROM?

Benzo Rom for the Nexus 6 running 5.1.1 Lollipop allows the ability to toggle a secure lock screen from the quick settings in the notification drawer. For example, from the launcher, I can pull down ...
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Can't set picture in Android Quick Setting

I want my Google Plus profile picture to appear in notifications Quick settings area, Prior to this update it used to work by going to google plus app> settings> contacts > then ticking two options ...
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Missing Quick Settings Panel in Ultra Power Saving after upgrade to android 6.0.1 (Samsung S5)

I have recently upgraded to Android 6.0.1 in Samsung Galaxy S5. After the upgrade the Quick Settings Panel in Ultra Power Saving Mode has disappeared. The panel was available before by swiping the top ...
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What are these Two icons?

I was re-ordering objects on the quick settings When I noticed two icons that I do not recognise: To clarify, it's HotKnot and BroadCastTile That I am questioning. Whats odder is that they are not ...
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Disabling quick settings and notifications bar in Lollipop

I need to disable the quick settings and notifications bar on an Android Lollipop rooted device. The only way I've been able to do it is disabling the SystemUI app using the following command pm ...
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The torch button is missing. How do I get it back?

I've always had a torch icon in the quick settings tray, for example (from another phone): However mine now looks like this: I think it happened after I tried taking a video with the stock camera ...
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Show current SSID under WiFi indicator in Notification panel

I tried searching for a solution but this seems so stupidly trivial I can't even find any posts about it, not even a hint in those Android tips 'n tricks articles. The closest I could find is Add wifi ...
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How can I make Android 6 quick settings show up in the same layout when the screen is locked?

Why does lock screen hide some of the elements from the quick settings? This makes intuitive usage of the device nearly impossible because I have to remember to look where the icons are and which ones ...
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Home Screen and Recent Apps buttons don't work

I am using Moto G3 TE. I was happy with the 5th version but because the frequent alert for 6th version was killing me, I gave up and updated to Marshmallow. It's been like 8 days and now my mobile is ...
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Android 6.0 notification bar and quick setting drop down menu not working.

My phone was working fine, and i didn't run any updates prior to this issue. The pull down menu is no longer working properly. I can pull it down, so that it shows the time and date, signal and ...
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Change the Samsung's "Quick Settings" background color Or Remove Quick Settings

I have Samsung galaxy core 2 Phone. I just want to change the background color (The Dull Blue Colored one) of the quick settings tab. I tried it by using Wanam Xposed. It has many options, but I can't ...
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Galaxy S6 settings widget

I want to add a shortcut to the tethering/mobile hotspot setting, but I can't find the settings widget. Does this not exists? Is there a way to add it to the quick settings (swipe down from top)?
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Lollipop hide quick settings on Lock screen

I'm sure this would have been asked before. But I couldn't find out yet. I recently updated to Lollipop in my Sony Xperia Z phone. The notification bar and pull down settings are great. But on lock ...
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Can I add a mobile data shortcut?

I want to be able to turn on and off mobile data more easily. Is there any way to add a mobile data widget or to add it to quick setting panel?
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Remove Quick Settings from notification pulldown

I've been trying to find a way to hide or disable the quick settings toggles in the notification pulldown. I'm using an LG Optimus Fuel running a rooted LG-stock Kitkat ROM (Xposed Framework is ...
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No rotation lock icon in quick settings in Lollipop on Nexus 5

I've seen in several reviews that Lollipop comes with a new rotation lock icon in quick settings: ArsTechnica: But my phone doesn't have it: Click image for larger version How can I get the ...
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