Android Marshmallow's nifty System UI Tuner: here's everything you can modify within the hidden menu

Android Marshmallow's nifty System UI Tuner: here's everything you can modify within the hidden menu


Okay, that's a fictitious dictionary entry that we came up with in a moment of mental genius, but it perfectly depicts the reason why we and a large part of the smartphone users around the globe are loving Android. Recently, we welcomed Marshmallow to the family of sweet versions of the OS, and frankly said, we have little to no gripes with it - it's stable, with a host of interesting features aboard, and most importantly, it feels mature, of sorts.

Well, as we already told you, there's a nifty hidden menu in Marshmallow that allows you to change or access features previously unavailable to Android enthusiasts (on a non-rooted, stock Android phone, of course). It's called System UI Tuner and is a hidden feature, of sorts - we already made a guide on how to enable it and access one of its more important features, but now we will present to you the multitude of tweaks System UI Tuner provides.

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23 Comments

1. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Makes you wonder why I they couldn't get this done with lollipop.

8. tedkord

Posts: 17181; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I was just wondering how long it would take for you to post a Lollipop troll. Not long.

16. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

Lol same man. He's always first to bash lollipop even before the obvious fake troll accounts. At least we have these options, as far as i know my iphones and windows devices can't do this.

13. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

First of all, do you even know what a lollipop is? Your whole body is made of everything Apple. I wonder though, you're supposed to be in Metropolis fighting Superman...

15. JumpinJackROMFlash

Posts: 464; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

Makes you wonder why you can't get this done in iOS AT ALL.

2. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Why does the clock gets set to 6:00?

3. yourmom

Posts: 82; Member since: Feb 21, 2015

android 6.0 lol

9. TBomb

Posts: 1259; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

Marshmallow is the 6th major version of Android. 6.0 kinda looks like 6:00

4. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

My custom ROM can do all of this...but this are some great features in stock!

5. bistech

Posts: 59; Member since: Jul 23, 2015

Another copy features from IOS. always fail android :)

7. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Another delusional dude

11. tedkord

Posts: 17181; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Sure! And the sky is red and green!

17. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

Man you're so bad at trolling. Need to get in snakeboy's league. We'll just assume you're an idiot with no knowledge at all based of your comments.

6. charlesxph

Posts: 35; Member since: Jan 04, 2015

Now thats customized!

10. TBomb

Posts: 1259; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

Demo mode... would that be for the demo phones in stores??

12. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Yes, that's right, makes it look good at all times or for images of the home screen for showing off on review of the phones and so on

14. renatofp

Posts: 14; Member since: Sep 15, 2014

The battery indicator exists since Kit Kat. You just needed to run an ADB command (no root required).

18. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

Which command is that one man?

20. renatofp

Posts: 14; Member since: Sep 15, 2014

adb shell content insert --uri content://settings/system --bind name:s:status_bar_show_battery_percent --bind value:i:1

19. Firenze91

Posts: 204; Member since: Nov 19, 2014

i feel like i have been doing all of that with touchwizz....it doesn't seem new to me.

21. JC557

Posts: 1918; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

So far quite a few of these things are found in Touchwiz and Sense which is why I'm all for custom skins over plain android. As for the battery percentages I find it's a bit hard to glance at and instead would use GSAM.

22. Lana30

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 10, 2016

Will this work only on certain phones or as long as you have Marshmallow it should work?

23. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Haha, this came with my OnePlus One out of the box...typical stock android.

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