Use and Edit the Quick Settings Options on Samsung Galaxy S5

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Samsung's most powerful yet for 2014 has arrived! Samsung Galaxy S5 is packed with one of the most powerful processors, camera and health features. We have all the tutorials, instructions and tips on how to get the most out of your phone on this Category:All About Samsung Galaxy S5.

Samsung Galaxy S5 has a feature called the Quick Settings Panel that allows you to quickly and easily activate and deactivate settings on your phone. The Quick Settings Panel can be edited so that only the settings you usually use will be shown on the panel. Quick Settings Panel saves you time by cutting the procedures to activate or deactivate a certain setting.

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How to Access Quick Settings Panel

To access the Quick Settings Panel on your Samsung Galaxy S4, you need to do a swiping gesture using your two fingers from the Home screen. Follow the procedures below to get to the Quick Settings Panel.

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    Get to Samsung Galaxy S5's Home screen.
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    • There are two ways of getting to your phone's Home screen, one is to press the Home button and the other one is to press the Back key a few times until you get to the Home screen.
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    From the Home screen, do a swiping gesture using two fingers from the top-most part of your phone's screen (Status bar) to the lower part of it.
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    • Make sure that you use two fingers in swiping and that fingers should be slightly apart so your phone will recognize them as two different touches.
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    You will now see the Quick Settings Panel.
    On the panel, the Quick Settings icons are displayed. Tap on one or more of the following features to activate or deactivate them:
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    • 1. WiFi allows you to activate or deactivate the WiFi radio of your device.
    • 2. Location allows you to activate and deactivate the GS radio of your device.
    • 3. Sound / Vibration / Mute allows you to activate or deactivate your phone into sound, silent or vibration mode.
    • 4. Screen Rotation allows you to activate or deactivate the Auto-Rotation function of your phone.
    • 5. Bluetooth allows you to activate or deactivate the Bluetooth radio of your device.
    • 6. Mobile Data allows you to activate or deactivate the Data connection of your phone. Take note that depending on the plan with your carrier, you may incur additional damages when this feature is enabled.
    • 7. Download Booster allows you to activate or deactivate the Download Booster feature of your device. You can use download booster to make your downloading faster by utilizing both of your data and WiFi connection.
    • 8. Ultra-Power Saving allows you to activate or deactivate the Ultra-Power saving feature of your phone. Ultra-power saving allows you to set your phone to only use selected basic features to save on battery juice.
    • 9. Multi Window allows you to activate or deactivate the Multi-Window feature on your phone. Multi-Window allows you to use and view two applications at the same time.
    • 10. Toolbox allows you to show or hide the Toolbox features of your phone.
    • 11. Mobile Hotspot allows you to activate or deactivate the WiFi tethering of your device. WiFi tethering shares the internet connection of your phone to other devices having a WiFi radio.
    • 12. Screen Mirroring allows you to activate or deactivate the Screen Mirroring feature on your phone enabling you to project your phone's screen to a supporting display device like the TV or a computer screen.
    • 13. NFC allows you to activate or deactivate the NFC feature of your device. Enabling NFC allows you to communicate with other nearby NFC-enabled devices.
    • 14. Sync allows you to activate or deactivate the Auto-Syncing of applications on your device.
    • 15. Smart Stay allows you to activate or deactivate the Smart Stay feature of your device. Smart Stay will disable the auto shutdown of screen as long as you are looking at your phone's screen.
    • 16. Smart Pause allows you to activate or deactivate the Smart Pause feature of your device. Smart Pause will temporarily stop any video played on your phone when it detects that you are not looking on the phone.
    • 17. Power Saving allows you to activate or deactivate the Power-Saving Mode of your device. Power-Saving allows you to save on your battery's usage by turning off some non-basic features on it.
    • 18. Blocking Mode allows you to activate or deactivate the Blocking Mode of your device. Blocking mode will allow your phone not to receive any messages or calls during a pre-set time.
    • 19. Flight Mode allows you to activate or deactivate the Flight Mode feature of your device. When activated, Flight mode will turn off all the radio features on your phone.
    • 20. Car Mode allows you to activate or deactivate the Car Mode feature of your device. When activated, Car mode allows you to control your phone through your voice allowing you to drive safely and at the same time take calls.
    • 21. Private Mode allows you to activate or deactivate the Private Mode of your device. Private Mode allows you to hide contents on your device against those who have access to your phone.
    • 22. Touch Sensitivity allows you to activate or deactivate the Touch Sensitivity of your device. Touch Sensitivity can be turned on when you have gloves (or other similar items) on your hands.
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    You have successfully learned how to use and the functions of each icon on the Quick Settings panel.
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How to Edit the Quick Settings Options on Samsung Galaxy S5

You can edit the icons found on your Quick Settings Panel so that only the settings that you usually use will be shown on the panel. To do that, follow these procedures:

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    Get to Samsung Galaxy S5's Home screen.
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    • There are two ways of getting to your phone's Home screen, one is to press the Home button and the other one is to press the Back key a few times until you get to the Home screen.
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    From the Home screen, tap on the Apps icon located on the lower-right part of your phone's screen.
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    From the list of applications, scroll your way to the Settings.
    Tap on Settings to open the application.
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    From Settings, tap on Additional options located on the upper-right part of the Settings page.
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    From the Additional options, tap on Edit Quick Settings.
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    Tap on a setting that you want to add to the Quick Settings.
    A checkmark is indicated on the icon to let you know that it is selected as part of the Quick Settings.
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    Tap on Save after selecting/deselecting the icons that you want to add/remove.
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    You have successfully learned how to edit the Quick Settings on your Samsung Galaxy S5.\
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Questions and Answers

How to enable editing in the Samsung Galaxy S5's System Settings?

My Samsung Galaxy S5's System Settings application does not have an edit option.

All Samsung Galaxy S5s have the Edit quick settings option in the Settings application. If you are unable to find it, you will need to troubleshoot your device. First, restart your Samsung Galaxy S5. Once your phone is restarted, open the Samsung Galaxy S5's Settings application again and follow the instructions in the great VisiHow how-to article above. If you're still unable to access your Samsung Galaxy S5's quick settings editing feature, follow these instructions:

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    Restart your phone.
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    Unlock it to be taken to the home screen.
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    Tap the Apps icon, which looks like a grid and is located in the lower left-hand corner of your display.
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    Scroll to and tap on the Settings icon.
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    Navigate to and tap on Notification panel.
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    You will now see all of the available buttons for your phone's quick settings.
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    Tap and hold an icon and drag it to the Active Buttons section.
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Your Samsung Galaxy S5's quick settings buttons will now be replaced with whichever buttons you choose.

I'm trying to get "other networks" to be available on notification panel--S5?

I'm trying to get "other networks" to be available on notifications. I edited the list in settings but the icon is not showing in the Notification Panel icons.

Other Networks may not be able to be saved to Quick Settings since it is a sub menu. Delete one of your other Quick Settings apps from the list and then try to add the More Networks.

Not sure if my problem is with the Quick Settings, but my (back) button is no longer working and I used to have a pop up menu on my screen where I can use a back button and some other functions. I no longer can see it now, and not sure how to find it again , please help?

Not sure if my problem is with the Quick Settings, but my (back) button is no longer working and I used to have a pop up menu on my screen where I can use a back button and some other functions. I no longer can see it now, and not sure how to find it again , please help

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With the latest update, if there is no back feature then you press the Home button.

Hi, can you help me on how to remove application(s) from quick settings?

I would like to add one item, but I cannot because 12 possibilities are full with applications set by factory. I have tried: Add new app.. I think it was caused by: No idea

Within the Quick Settings Edit menu, you can long press and slide the ones you want to remove to the bottom of the screen. Then you will be able to add what you want to add to the menu.

How do I make the home screen rotate?

When I rotate the S5 screen to the horizontal I want the icons to turn also

There are numerous screen rotation apps in Google Play. Screen Rotation Control, Ultimate Rotation, and Set Orientation are among the top apps to use for your issue.

Unable to swipe down the screen to access quick panel?

Unable to swipe down the screen to access quick panel

What apps have your recently installed? These are usually the culprit, such as Instagram caused this glitch on numerous devices. Make sure you are not in Kid's Mode. Then check if your screen is set to Portrait or Landscape. Finally, pull the battery for a few minutes to reboot the phone.

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Quick panel disappears when slides downwards?

My quick panel has disappeared completely. When I slide it downwards I don't see my quick panel. How will I restore it ?. I think it was caused by: Some apps

Samsung has released an app from within their Samsung Apps Store called QuickPanel Restore. Many of the Galaxy phones lost their Quick Settings with the latest update. This app allows you to restore your Quick Panel. If it fails then a complete hard reset will restore the Quick Panel but you will lose data and apps that are not backed up.

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How do I enable auto screen rotation on my Galaxy S5 running Android Marshmallow software?

How do I enable auto screen rotation on my Galaxy S5 running Android Marshmallow software?. I have tried: Looking for a setting in the settings menu, can't find one.. I think it was caused by: Upgrading to Marshmallow.

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You will see in this YouTube Tutorial how to enable/disable auto screen rotation on the Galaxy S5.

I want a notification sound when I receive a text?

Same as above, I want to hear a ring so I know someone has sent me a text. I have tried: Nothing. I think it was caused by: I just got the phone, I don't know!

Google has created an accessibility Support Page with all the different ways you can tweek your TalkBack. If the screen is turned off then you will not hear notifications when using TalkBack unless you set it up to speak even when screen is dark. You will have to have the proximity sensor enabled. If you do not want to double tap the phone all the time then you can turn it off later.

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I need to add standard data icon to quick access?

I need to add standard data icon to quick access, I have already followed every steps, but without success. I have tried: I have accessed settings, pressed more option button, chose the data usage to add in quick access. I think it was caused by: Don't know

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Is your Quick Setting tray full from other apps in Quick Settings? Remove one or two and then try to add. If the icon will still not save in Quick Settings then it is not a viable option because it is a sub menu after the Marshmallow update on devices.

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