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Get To Quick Settings In Android Lollipop

Thursday, June 4th, 2015 by | Filed Under: Android, Smartphones

I recently updated to Android Lollipop and one of the changes I didn’t like was that when I hit my menu button, I no longer get the option for settings from the home screen.

This is what I used to see on my GS4 when I tapped the menu from home screen. I could tap the settings icon and go directly to the full settings menu.


Now when I tap the menu button, I only get settings options for the home screen.


That was limited to transition effects which is not what I was looking for at all.


Now, to quickly access settings from the home screen, I need to swipe down with one finger. I’ll get a quick-access bar with settings.


I can swipe to scroll through the settings for more options.


If I tap the little gear icon at the top it will take me to a full list of settings.


If I swipe down with two fingers instead of one, there’s a longer list of options.


I still find the colors hideous, but I think I’m getting the hang of Lollipop.

~ Cynthia


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5 Responses to “Get To Quick Settings In Android Lollipop”

  1. Allan says:

    Great time saver! 2 thumbs up!

  2. MarkJ says:

    Actually this swipe down option for quick settings was available in Android 4.4 KitKat as well.

  3. Keith B says:

    There is a new icon, under apps, entitled “Settings” this replaces the settings that was available under the menu. I just moved the app to my home page and now it is as easy as before.

  4. Mike F says:

    I like Keith B’s response, since that’s what I also did since lollipop came out.

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