Update 1: Added section 5, How to restore missing icons in Galaxy S6 quick settings panel?
If you find some icons or buttons are missing from the quick settings panel, please follow this section (section 5) to restore the missing icons in quick settings panel.
1. What and where is Samsung Galaxy S6 quick settings?
Samsung Samsung Galaxy S6 quick settings in the notification panel allow you to quickly toggle on/off some commonly used features without digging further in the settings page.
So, Samsung Galaxy S6 quick settings is more similar to the old quick settings in Galaxy S5 and in Galaxy Note 4 than that in Android Lollipop.
In the top of Setting app (page), Samsung also have a quick settings section where you can put up to 9 items for you to access these settings quickly.
To access Samsung Galaxy S6 quick settings buttons, you can swipe down from top of the screen (i.e., status bar).
As shown below, in the second row of the Galaxy S6 notification panel, you can find 5 Samsung Galaxy S6 quick settings buttons. 5 other buttons can be accessed by flicking to left as shown below.
This area is called highlight box for quick settings buttons.
For these 10 Samsung Galaxy S6 quick settings buttons in the highlight box, you can:
- Tap it. This will toggle on/off the corresponding features of the buttons. For example, tap WiFi button, it will turn on/off WiFi on your Galaxy S6. Tap sound mode button to cycle through the 3 sound modes (mute, sound and vibrate).
- Tap and hold it. This will open the detailed setting page for this feature. For example, if you tap and hold WiFi button, the Settings–WiFi page will be opened.
Samsung Galaxy S6 quick settings buttons do not support other interactions.
Besides these 10 Galaxy S6 quick settings buttons, Galaxy S6 also offers many other quick settings buttons in the notification panel. And you can re-arrange the locations of these Galaxy S6 quick setting buttons.
In Galaxy S5 or other Galaxy devices, you can swipe down from status bar with two fingers to access all quick settings buttons.
But Samsung Galaxy S6 does not support this 2-finger gesture. Check this page for screen gestures accepted by Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge.
The only way to access the full list of Galaxy S6 quick settings buttons is to tap the EDIT button as shown above.
After tapping EDIT button, you will get the full list of Samsung Galaxy S6 quick settings buttons as shown below.
Again, these buttons accept two screen gestures.
- Tap. It will toggle on/off the corresponding features. This is identical to the first 10 buttons in highlight box.
- Tap, hold and move. This will move the quick settings button to another location. So this feature is for you to re-arrange Samsung Galaxy S6 quick settings buttons. For example, you may want to move one button into highlight box so that you can access it faster.
As shown below, you can re-arrange the location of the Galaxy S6 quick settings buttons as you want.
Please note, the highlight box has 10 spots so only the first 10 quick settings buttons can be accessed from the highlight box. Also, only the first 5 can be accessed without flicking to left or right.
4. How to manage Samsung Galaxy S6 quick settings?
In the Settings page, on the top, you can put up to nine commonly accessed settings extries into the quick settings section.
This is actually very useful. There are so many settings entries. Even some experienced Android users sometimes need think again and again to find the location of the entry.
So, this quick settings in Settings page can save you a lot of time to access the corresponding settings.
To rearrange or customize this Samsung Galaxy S6 quick settings, you may follow these steps.
Step 1: Tap EDIT as shown below.
Step 2: select items to be presented in quick settings section.
Please note, you can only add up to 9 entries in Samsung Galaxy S6 quick settings. If you attempt to add more, you will get the message like (as shown below):
Unable to add items. Maximum number of quick settings item (9) reached.
The new items in your Samsung Galaxy S6 quick settings will be listed as shown below.
5. (Updated) How to restore missing icons in Galaxy S6 quick settings panel?
On June 12, some Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge users found some icons (quick setting buttons) were suddenly missing. The missing quick setting buttons usually include mobile data, private mode, and hotspot. The problem is apparently region and carrier specific.
The missing quick setting icons problem only affects part of Galaxy S6 and S6 edge users. Although the icons (buttons) are missing from the quick settings panel, you can still manage these features in Settings. What is missing is the shortcut or quick toggle to these features in quick settings panel. These features themselves are NOT affected.
The cause of the suddenly missing some quick setting icons was not disclosed by Samsung yet. Initially, the problem was believed to be related to an update. But this is probably not true: it is very likely a software bug in TouchWiz for some regions/carriers.
On June 18, Samsung released the official solution to restore the missing icons (buttons) on Galaxy S6 quick settings panel: the Quick Panel Restore app in Galaxy Apps. The app was updated on June 23.
So, if you are one of the Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 edge owners who are facing the problem of missing some icons in quick settings panel, you may try to follow the steps to restore the missing icons in Galaxy S6 quick settings panel.
Step 1: Start Galaxy Apps in Galaxy S6 (or S6 edge).
Step 2: Search Quick Panel Restore as shown below.
Step 3: Install Quick Panel Restore.
Tap the Quick Panel Restore as shown above in the search result.
In the details page of Quick Panel Restore page, tap Install as shown below.
You will then be prompted to acknowledge the permissions the Quick Panel Restore app is seeking, just like installing other apps.
Tap Accept and download as shown below to install the app to Galaxy S6 or S6 edge.
Step 4: Run Quick Panel Restore app.
After installing Quick Panel Restore app, you can now run the app.
The interface of the Quick Panel Restore app is very simple: there is only one Restore button as shown below.
Tap Restore as shown below.
If there are no missing icons in your Galaxy S6 quick settings panel, you will get pop out notification ‘Already updated‘ as shown below.
After successfully restoring the missing icons in Galaxy S6 quick settings panel, you will be prompted to uninstall the Quick Panel Restore app as shown below.
You can tap UNINSTALL as shown below to remove this app because it is no longer needed.
Of course, you can uninstall the Quick Panel Restore app just like any other apps (please refer to this page on how to disable and uninstall apps on Galaxy S6 and S6 edge).
If you want to keep the app, tap Cancel to exit the app without uninstalling it.
Now, all icons are available after tapping EDIT in Galaxy S6 quick settings panel.
If you have any questions or encounter any problems to use Samsung Galaxy S6 quick settings, or to rearrange Samsung Galaxy S6 quick settings buttons, please let us know in the comment box below,
We will try to help you.
Please note, Samsung Galaxy S6 edge quick settings are identical to those of Galaxy S6, this guide applies to both Samsung Galaxy S6 and galaxy S6 edge.
For other features of Galaxy S6, please check Galaxy S6 online manual page.
For detailed guides on how to use Samsung Galaxy S6, please check Galaxy S6 how-to guides page.