How to use and customize Quick Settings on the new HTC One M8

Put common settings at your fingertips with Quick Settings in Sense 6

The Quick Settings panel in Sense 6 gives you access to a lot of the common system toggles and settings most folks use on a regular basis. From turning wifi and Bluetooth on and off to enabling Extreme Power Saving Mode, here's how to set up and use Quick Settings on your HTC One M8:

How to access the Quick Settings panel on the HTC One M8

  1. From virtually anywhere on your HTC One M8, slide your finger down from the top of the screen to pull down the notification drawer.
  2. Tap on the Quick Settings icon at the top right of the screen.
  3. Now tap on any icon to toggle it on or off or edit it. Tap on the dots in order to launch into the Settings menu for that setting.

To do this even faster, just swipe down with two fingers.

How to customize the Quick Settings panel on the HTC One M8

  1. Slide your finger down (or two fingers if that's how you roll!) from the top of the screen to bring down the notification drawer.
  2. Tap on the **Quick Settings icon at the top right of the screen.
  3. Now tap on the Edit button in the top menu.
  4. Now drag to re-arrange toggles in the order you prefer.
  5. When you are finished, tap the Done button at the bottom.

That's it, Quick Settings should now be re-arranged according to your preferences. If you use Quick Settings regularly, are there any changes you'd like to see HTC make in future versions of Sense? Perhaps a way to remove a toggle completely or add more? Let me know in the comments!

 

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How to use and customize Quick Settings on the new HTC One M8

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Sorry I didn't make myself clear. In the video it shows a toggle switch for doing a screen shot instead of the volume down/power button method. I don't see a toggle switch to move the screen shot up or down on my phone. Just found out that At&t phones have the screen shot toggle and Verizon phones don't have the screen shot toggle.

Ahh I see. I had forgotten there was a screen shot toggle. It's a bummer that the carriers remove things as they please. Especially Verizon.

Just swipe the side of your hand... Oh wrong phone. This one is not as easy to use

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Plus, we know one of his hands is always occupied, especially whenever he sees anything Samung or Sprint.

Yeah its so easy that you have to swipe 3-4 times to get it to work your such a douche nonexus/nolife

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Never knew about the two-finger swipe down. I tried it on my Nexus 5 just now and was surprised to see that it worked on there too

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Cool, I didn't either. I thought only tablets had the ability to open that quick settings in one swipe.

I wish Sound/Mute was an option on the Nexus 5... That's the only quick setting I miss from when I was using Cynogenmod on my last phone.

You can already remove /add different toggles. Tap the pen & paper icon at top right of quick settings. You can only have 12, so to have something different you have to remove something first. Select one from the list, drag down to bottom of screen. Select new from bottom half of screen & drag up :-)

I think the quick settings are better on Xperia with KitKat. You don't need to swipe with two fingers :)