Change settings quickly on your Android phone

You can find and change your settings from any screen on your phone with Quick Settings. To get to the settings that you change often, you can add or move them to Quick Settings.


Some of these steps require you to touch the screen.

Open Quick Settings

  1. To find your first few settings, swipe down from the top of your screen.
  2. To find all of your Quick Settings, swipe down again.

Turn settings on or off

  • To turn a setting on or off, tap it. Dimmed settings are off.
  • To see more options for a setting, touch and hold it.

Add, remove or move a setting

  1. From the top of your screen, swipe down twice.
  2. At the bottom left, tap edit Edit.
  3. Touch and hold the setting.
  4. Drag the setting to where you want it.
    • To add a setting, drag it up from 'Hold and drag to add tiles'.
    • To remove a setting, drag it down to 'Drag here to remove'.


  • Some apps may ask if you want to add their icon as a tile in your Quick Settings menu. You can remove or re-add these at any time. 
  • If you have several settings turned on, your phone sometimes hides icons to save screen space. To find the hidden icons, at the top of your phone’s screen, you'll see a dot.

Control audio and video

  • To find what’s playing on your phone, swipe down from the top of your screen.
  • To open the app where the media is playing, tap the panel.
  • If you use more than one media app, swipe right or left to find them.
  • To change where the sound plays, at the top right of the panel, tap the name of your audio accessory. For example; 'Speakers' or 'Pixel Buds'.
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