How to Customize Quick Settings in Android Nougat
How to Customize Quick Settings in Android Nougat

Quick Settings are a whole new game in Android 7.0 Nougat OS, but what you see on your phone right now is only half the story. Many of us aren’t aware of its full customizing power. Sensing this need, we’ve got an in-depth guide to tell you how to customize Quick Settings in Android Nougat, so you’ll spend less time fiddling with it.

Here, we’ll discuss only how to customize Quick Settings in Android Nougat. If you want to know about all new features of the operating system, then go through our 14 Best Android Nougat Tips and Tricks To Try Now.

Android’s Quick Settings panel lets you quickly access significant system settings and applications with a single swipe. The panel represents various system settings, including location, WiFi, rotation, and Bluetooth. However, there’s never been a way for non-system apps to participate. Thankfully, you can customize Quick Settings in Android Nougat in the way you want. So, let’s get into it, shall we?

Customize Quick Settings in Android Nougat

1. Open the notification bar by swiping down from the top of the screen


2. Tap on the icon in the top-right corner of the notification bar to open the full Quick Settings menu. It provides you a full access to key system settings and actions like Bluetooth, WiFi, cellular, Airplane Mode, and more


3. Tap on the Edit button in the bottom-right corner to customize quick settings in Android Nougat


4. It brings you to an Edit screen where you can drag and drop Quick Settings icons to create the custom Quick Settings display that works the best for you. Long press on any tile to move, add or remove it from Quick Settings. However, the primary page displays the first nine tiles. You can find additional tiles by swiping to the left in Quick Settings


5. Now, tap on the back button in the upper-left or lower-left corner of the screen to exit Edit mode


Read more at How to Use Google Now on Tap in Android Nougat

So, the Quick Settings panel has customized in your Nougat device. However, if you have any other queries related to Android Nougat features, feel free to drop them in the comments section below. We’ll love to hear from you.

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  • Christian Tacoma

    That is great. But what if the quick setting I want is not in the default list of quick settings?

    • Rajni Kapil

      Hey Christian Tacoma! You can add your own icons for Quick Settings that don’t appear by default. You need to expand your Quick Settings menu, tap on the Edit option, and drag and drop the settings you want to add.

      • Christian Tacoma

        I have found those setting, but other settings are not available from the default list. For example, I want to add USB tethering as a quick setting.

        • Rajni Kapil

          USB Tethering and Bluetooth Tethering are currently not supported in Android Nougat. However, you can use Hotspot as a quick setting for WiFi Tethering.

          • Christian Tacoma

            USB tethering is supported in Settings/connections/MOBILE HOTSPOT AND TETHERING. Android version 7.0

          • Rajni Kapil

            Yeah, that’s what I have said to you! You can use MOBILE HOTSPOT AND TETHERING as a quick setting rather than USB Tethering.