When owners first pull the Samsung Galaxy S6 out of the box they’ll notice there are tons of options and settings on this smartphone. So many it can be overwhelming. And while we’ve already detailed many you’ll want to change right away, below we will explain how to change or customize the quick setting options in the notification pulldown bar on the Galaxy S6.
Pulling down the notification bar on the Galaxy S6 users will see five icons at the very top for quick access to settings like WiFi, Bluetooth and more, and a swipe from right to left will scroll over and reveal five more. However, the Galaxy S6 has a lot more to choose from, and they’re customizable.
When it comes to using a smartphone each owner has unique wants, needs and preferences, and everyone uses their phone a little different. Thankfully Samsung and carriers give us multiple options for these quick settings, and our video below will explain how to quickly and easily change them out for something else.
Quick Settings were first introduced with Android 4.4 KitKat, but Samsung has been offering these little quick toggle buttons for specific features or settings for a few years now. To put it simply, tap the icon and that feature turns on, and another tap turns it off. It’s a very quick toggle, vs users having to head into the settings menu and fumble around until they find what they need.
If a user is about to board a flight simply pull down and tap “Airplane mode” and it will enable this setting and turn off all data and WiFi radios, making the device safe for flight. The same tap turns Airplane mode off and lets you get back to using your phone, turns on/off Bluetooth, etc.
As we stated above, there are five options to choose from, and another five once a user scrolls over to the secondary list of Quick Settings. In reality though, there are many more settings you can add if by swapping features you don’t need, with something you’d use more often.
For whatever reason Samsung lets carriers in the United States change the options available to the end user in the Quick Settings menu, so each Galaxy S6 will have different options. The AT&T Galaxy S6 has 17 settings to choose from and customize, Verizon offers 19, and T-Mobile has 16. We’re assuming the international version has even more, but don’t have one on hand.
With that out of the way, lets show you how easy it is to change these to each user specific wants and needs. It only takes a few seconds, and the video below will show you how to do it.
As you can see all owners need to do is pull down the notification bar, tap edit near the top right, and slide whatever icon into the top five or 10. Once you’ve done this simply tap done, and that’s it. Users now can slide down the notification bar and instantly access 10 of the most important settings they need.
In previous years WiFi Hotspot was in here, the Samsung Remote control app to use the built-in infrared sensor to control a TV, and more, but they’ve slowly cut some of those out, and carriers remove them as well. On the Galaxy S5 the remote in the Quick Settings was one of my favorite features, which is now missing, but thankfully each user can choose what they want from the list and add them as they see fit. An update may bring more in the future, but for now this is all that’s available.
This is just one of many different features or customizable options of the Samsung Galaxy S6, and owners can learn more by checking out our 65 Galaxy S6 Tips & Tricks.