Android Nougat udpate for Galaxy S7 and S7 edge allows you to further customize Galaxy S7 quick setting buttons, including, adjusting button layout and ordering these quick setting buttons.
If your phone is still running Marshmallow, please check this guide.
After applying Android Nougat update for Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, you may noticed the quick setting buttons (icons) were changed.
It seems it is part of Samsung’s design overhaul for material design.
In addition to the aesthetic update, there are four major changes:
- The swipe (left or right) gesture in notification panel is no longer working for the top row of quick setting buttons. There are now up to 6 buttons only (instead of 10 in two panels in previous versions).
- You can customize the layout of the quick settings buttons: 3×3, 4×3 or 5×3.
- New buttons were added, including, performance mode, data saver, private mode, phone visibility, blue light filter and smart view.
- Brightness control can be placed above notifications, or below the 3-row quick setting buttons. You decide!
- You can add buttons of third-party apps to quick setting buttons.
Please note, the size of quick setting buttons is a bit smaller. If you want to make it bigger, you can change screen zoom level.
In the notification panel, only first 6 quick setting buttons will be shown after Android Nougat update.
As in previous versions of Android, you can swipe down again from notification panel to access Galaxy S7 quick setting buttons with Android Nougat update.
You can also swipe down with two fingers from the status bar to access Galaxy S7 quick setting buttons.
In the quick settings button, you can tap the menu key (3 vertical dots) as shown below.
You will then have two options for customizing Galaxy S7 quick setting buttons after Android Nougat update:
- Button layout (marked as 2 in the screenshot below). This is a new option for customizing quick setting buttons in Android Nougat udpate.
- Edit (marked as 1). This option allows you to order the buttons.
As shown above, you can use one of the three button layout: 3×3, 4×3 or 5×3, to customize Galaxy S7 quick setting buttons after Android Nougat update.
After you choose the desired button layout, you need tap OK button as shown above to apply the change.
Please note, the size of the buttons can only be adjusted by screen zoom.
The button layout does not change the size of these quick buttons. It only adjust the gap between buttons (and adjust the number of panels for all buttons).
In addition, button layout setting does not change the number of buttons shown on the top of notification panel. The number is fixed as 10
If you want to adjust the location of individual button, you can tap Edit, then tap and hold the button to move it to a new location.
Remember, the first 6 buttons will be shown in the top of notification panel.
You can now add quick setting buttons for third-party apps as shown above.
As show in the screenshot above, you can add two of the quick setting buttons from third-party apps. This gives you more options to customize Galaxy S7 quick setting buttons in Android Nougat.
It is up to individual app developer to decide whether their app uses this feature or not.
The usage of Galaxy S7 quick setting buttons does not change in Android Nougat update for Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge.
Some buttons are for you to toggle on/off corresponding features. In this case, you can tap the button to turn it on (if it is off) or turn it off (if it is on).
Some buttons may ask you to make a selection after tapping it. For example, if you tap performance mode button, or smart view, you will be prompted with options.
For most quick setting buttons, you can tap and hold them to access the corresponding pages in Settings.
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You can get the official Samsung Galaxy S7 user manual (user guide) in your local language here, and Galaxy S7 edge user manual (user guide) in your local language here. Official user guide for Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge with Android Nougat update can be found here.
For other guides on using Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, please check Galaxy S7 online manual page.
For detailed Galaxy S7 how-to guides, please check Galaxy S7 how-to guides page.
For Galaxy S7 camera guides, please check Galaxy S7 camera guide page.
If you have any questions on Android update for Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, please check Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge Android Nougat update guide.