How to quickly access display settings on Android Marshmallow and Lollipop phones

How to quickly access display settings on Android Marshmallow and Lollipop phones
Everyone (probably) knows how to access their Android phone's display settings - and we're not talking just about the brightness slider here. But what if you want to have access to these settings the fastest way possible? Well, if you own a device running Android Lollipop or Marshmallow, you can place a shortcut on your home screen to help you in this regard. With this shortcut that we're talking about, you'll always be able to access display settings (including enabling or disabling adaptive brightness, changing font size from small to huge, adjust screen sleep time, and so on) right from your home screen. Thus, you'll no longer need to access your phone's main Settings menu in order to reach the Display sub-menu.

To create a shortcut for your Display settings, you first have to long press anywhere on your home screen, then tap on Widgets. Next, scroll down until you see the Settings widget, long press on it, and drop it on the home screen. You'll then be prompted to choose the type of widget shortcut that you're creating from a menu - just look for Display and tap on it. And that'll be all - you'll now have a Display settings shortcut at your fingertips, easily accessible at any time. 

P.S.: This tutorial was made on a Nexus 5X running stock Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. Depending on your Android version and skin, things may look different on your device.

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6 Comments

1. duartix

Posts: 311; Member since: Apr 01, 2014

This is a joke, right? There are plenty of faster shortcuts in every ROM/Launcher that are faster and don't involve another icon on the desktop...

2. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

Must be an Apple fan who wrote this.

4. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 892; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

May be the Apple fan is thinking that this is a new feature...

3. An.Awesome.Guy

Posts: 636; Member since: Jan 12, 2015

"How to access any menu on the settings directly from your homescreen" Would be a better title

5. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 892; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

May be this article is written by an apple fan, & he is yet to discover all that..

6. An.Awesome.Guy

Posts: 636; Member since: Jan 12, 2015

Yeah That makes sense.

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