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Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Change the Settings Menu View in Android 4.4 Kitkat

Well, finally I decided to purchase a brand new Samsung Galaxy S5 yesterday. As soon as I got the phone, the Settings menu was the first place I headed, just wanted to fulfill my curiosity of what the new features and options available inside this phone.

While in the Settings menu, I noticed that the Settings menu was displayed in grid view. Since I have been already familiar with the tab view in my old Samsung Galaxy SIV with Android 4.4 Kitkat, it takes more time for me to explore and use the Settings menu in this phone. Luckily, grid view is not the only view in the Settings menu because it also has two additional views: list view and tab view.'s so relieved when I know that I can change the Settings menu view to the same view of my old Galaxy SIV :D I do believe that it'll be able to help me learn further more about the Settings menu in this phone more easily.

How to change the view of the Settings menu?
If you don't like the grid view, you can switch the view of the settings menu to the list view or tab view by using the following steps:
  1. Swipe down the top of the screen to open up the notifications menu.
  2. Tap to enter the Settings menu. It's displayed in grid view by default.
  3. To change the view, tap to open more options and then select List view or Tab view. See the first picture in this post to know the differences among the views.

How to edit the quick settings in the Settings menu?
The quick settings is a new menu in the Settings menu. It's provided to help you accessing the most frequently used or favourite menus more easily and fast compared if you have to go to them in their original places. It's always available regardless the view you are currently using for the Settings menu. By default, this phone has been provided you with some favourite menus in the quick settings. But, if you don't like those default, you can change the menu in the quick settings by using the following steps:
  1. While you're in the Settings menu, tap to open more options and then select Edit quick settings.
  2. Since the maximum numbers of the quick settings are 12 menus, then if you want to change the menus you have to deselect the unused ones and then use the available slots to select other menus you want to display in the quick settings.
  3. Tap Save button. All the selected menu will be displayed in the quick settings. See the first picture in this post to know the position of the quick settings in each view.

Aside from the view of the settings menu, there's a significant change that stole my attention. I do believe it will change the way I (and probably you) interact with this phone, now we have to tap the more option icon instead of tapping the Menu key (physical button located in the left side of the Home button in the old Samsung phones) to use more options because the Menu key is now replaced with the Recent apps key which will allow us to quickly open up all of active apps and the task manager. So, do you already have a Samsung Galaxy S5 as your device?


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