How to access the quick settings menu on Android with one move (even from the lock screen)
posted by Florin T. / Jun 22, 2014, 8:47 AM
But did you know that you can access the quick settings menu even faster? All you need to do is swipe down the notifications bar with two fingers at the same time. You can even do this directly from the lock screen, so quick settings are always just one move away as soon as you wake your smartphone. Theoretically, this works on any Android smartphone running at least version 4.2 Jelly Bean. However, depending on what software customization your device comes with, you may find that it doesn’t work in your case.
We’re certain that lots of our readers already know this trick which provides instant access to quick settings. But there are plenty of Android users out there who don’t know it. Check out the slideshow below if you still have any doubts on what is it that you need to do.
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posted on Jun 22, 2014, 8:52 AM 7
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worth mentioning that this is rather independent of the launchers/custom lock screens, but ONLY works if you have a non-secure lock screen, None or Swipe. If you use Signature(*, Pattern, PIN, Password or Face Detection it will not work, which kind of makes sense as you may have private information there such as meeting reminders, email/facebook/sms notiffications, etc. *) Signature is for Note3 by the way ;)
posted on Jun 23, 2014, 3:29 AM 0
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come on, i already knew this
posted on Jun 22, 2014, 8:55 AM 3
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As I said: "we’re certain that lots of our readers already know this." But you'd be surprised to find out how many simple things lots of Android users don't know. Really.
posted on Jun 22, 2014, 8:58 AM 14
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Well, I dont think this article is useless as some of the users here claim. For example, I really had no idea that if you press and hold any of the quick toggles on vanilla android, you turn that feature on (eg. Press and hold wifi quick toggle to turn WiFi on. I used to think the quick toggles were useless because, a tap on any icon takes you into the respective settings, and you have to turn WiFi, bluetooth etc. on manually from the settings.) So, you make a point here, PA, I'm sure android has something which even a power user has no idea about. I think the article makes a good read, as this website is for anyone who is interested in smartphones, not just the geeks.
posted on Jun 22, 2014, 1:23 PM 1
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Am i reading a 1 year old article???
posted on Jun 22, 2014, 8:59 AM 1
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Off topic, but how is the operator name appearing as 'Orange'? Shouldn't it be EE? Not that I'm on either one.
posted on Jun 22, 2014, 9:09 AM 0
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because outside the UK, Orange do offer 4G under its own network - France, Spain
posted on Jun 22, 2014, 9:13 AM 0
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Wow thanks PA I would of never lived without the useless tip lmao pretty sure if someone was using android since the G1 you should know all the tricks and tips to android by now if you don't go back to your flip phone I mastered my note 3 in 30mins I should write I article now huh...
posted on Jun 22, 2014, 11:28 AM 0
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I can not help but laugh at all of you that are taking the time to spam this post. While PA posted this article knowing it would be helpful to any "new" android users, the people that are complaining about it being here still took the time to read the article and then complained as if someone forced them to open their own eyes and read it! ROFL
posted on Jun 22, 2014, 11:47 AM 0
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They dont even tell people what version of android this works on, you got grandma with her tracphone trying to access quick settings on gingerbread, it aint gonna happen
posted on Jun 22, 2014, 1:11 PM 0
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From the article: "Theoretically, this works on any Android smartphone running at least version 4.2 Jelly Bean. However, depending on what software customization your device comes with, you may find that it doesn’t work in your case."
posted on Jun 22, 2014, 1:44 PM 1
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Huh. It always amazes me how some folks are commenting on articles without actually reading them.
posted on Jun 22, 2014, 2:04 PM 0
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This is an idiotic article buddy. You marked it as HOT? I was driven away by your facebook page but when i saw the article I was like WTF. This isn't "ONE Move" and is actually basic thing to know. Just to add, if you have locked your phone by pattern or anything, it won't work! We are not idiots PA. Next time make sure the title of the article is appropriate. It amazes me how you are defending your stupid article. As per the title, it seems there's a new discovery. Or any app, but meh, its nothing new. Booo
posted on Jun 22, 2014, 6:31 PM 0
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