Change settings quickly on your Pixel 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.

Important: Some of these steps only work on Android 11 and up. Learn how to check your Android version.

Tap here to see an interactive tutorial

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'.

Quickly control your audio and video

You can pause, rewind or change other settings for the audio or video that you’re playing. To find what’s playing on your phone, swipe down from the top of your screen. Find out how to quickly control audio or video.

Quickly change common settings (UK) | Pixel

Recognise settings

These icons appear at the top right of your screen or in your Quick Settings. To see their names and descriptions, from the top of your screen, swipe down twice.

Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and mobile data

  • Aeroplane mode Aeroplane mode
  • Bluetooth Bluetooth
  • Data Saver Data saver
  • Wi-Fi hotspot Hotspot
  •  Internet: mobile connection
  • Wi-Fi Internet: Wi-Fi

Location and account

  • Location Location
  • Nearby Nearby
  • Nearby Share
  • Settings Settings
  • Signed in as Users and guests

Device, display and sound

  • Rotate Auto-rotate
  • Battery Saver Battery Saver
  • Bedtime mode
  • Brightness Brightness
  •  Camera access
  • Dark theme Dark theme
  • Do Not Disturb Do Not Disturb
  • Torch Torch
  •  Focus mode
  • Grayscale Grayscale
  • Invert colours Invert Colours
  • Live Caption subtitles Live Caption
  • Speak Microphone access
  • Mute Mute
  • Night Light Night Light
  • Screen cast Screen cast
  •  Screen record
  • Storage
  •  TV remote
  • Vibrate Vibrate


  • 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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