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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I don't have a screen capture option on my M8. How do I get a screen capture for one of my settings?

What do you mean? To take screenshots you hold the power and volume down at the same time.

Well not at the same time. Tap power then home while still holding power. If I do it simultaneously the screen just shuts off.

I just use the stock android way of doing it. Power and volume down, muscle memory just leads me to do that.

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.

I agree it's so annoying they remove stuff that's beneficial to the user.

I'd love to know their reasoning on little things like that.

NoNexus says:

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

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Still requires two hands to do that. And you know how awkward that looks in public?

ScottJ says:

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

BldyIdt says:

Easy to use?

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ScottJ says:

Troll on Silver Girl.

rampage1979 says:

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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ScottJ says:

Just call him NoSexus. It's a more fitting name.

Love the customization. I love having NFC and GPS toggles up there.

zackmack7 says:

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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hmmm says:

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.

thenapalm says:

If only it had the ability to change the number of tiles per row...

NoNexus says:

Use the X posed framework

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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 :-)

You just summarized what the article is about...

Yeah, but it wasn't very clear in saying that you could change rather than just rearrange. Just thought I'd clarify :-)

Is that what the Quick settings look like on the M8? Can it get any uglier?

Ugly? What do you suppose looks beautiful?

Habiib says:

TouchWiz. That thing is a work of art.../$ lol.
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Yeah I hope that's not where he's going with

BldyIdt says:

It's pretty close to the stock quick settings.

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ajnevares says:

The icons are lit up in purple...can that be changed? Mine are green.

rampage1979 says:

Yes open up personalize then click on themes there are 4 diffrent colors to choose.

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ajnevares says:

Much appreciated rampage1979. Thanks!

rampage1979 says:

Your welcome.

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Da Fuq says:

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

Nice to see the iMore tutorial style coming over to AC :)

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