How to Customize Quick Settings and Status Bar Using Android Marshmallow’s Hidden System UI Tuner

If you’re using Android 6.0 Marshmallow, you’ll find the quick settings tiles to switch between Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and other settings useful. But what about quick-setting tiles that you don’t need? Android Marshmallow lets you customize the Quick Settings tiles you see in the Quick Settings panel, but it’s not immediately obvious how to do this.

To customize the Quick Settings shortcuts you see in the Quick Settings panel, you must first enable the System UI Tuner.

How to Enable Hidden System UI Tuner on Android Marshmallow

To activate the System UI tuner, swipe down twice on Android notification shade to expand it completely. Then press and hold Settings cog and release it once it starts spinning. Now the Device Settings menu will load and inform you that the System UI Tuner is now enabled.

How to customize Quick Settings tiles in the Quick Settings panel

To select which quick settings shortcuts you want to display when you pull down the Android notification shade, pull down the notification shadepress the Settings cogpress the System UI Tuner you enabled in the previous step and select Quick settings. Now press and hold quick settings tiles to rearrange them or drag unwanted tiles to trash.

As soon as you have removed an unwanted quick settings tile, you will be able to add a tile of your choice via the plus sign basically.

To restore the Quick Settings panel to its default state, press the menu button and press Reset. This will remove your customizations and show the default quick settings tiles.

How to hide icons in status bar

You can also edit and get rid of the clutter in your Status Bar by opting for hide icons such as Cast, Hotspot, Bluetooth, Do Not Disturb, Alarm, Work Profile, Wi-Fi, Ethernet, Cellular Data, and Airplane icons. Go to System UI Tuner > Status Bar and select the icons to hide.

How to show built-in battery percentage in status bar

By default, Android only displays a shaded battery icon to represent the remaining battery charge. To avoid guessing how much battery you have left, you can display a percentage embedded in the shaded battery icon. To activate it, go to System UI Tuner and activate it Show built-in battery percentage option under the status bar.

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