Android Jelly Bean 4.2: Edit Quick Settings Panel

   Posted February 1, 2013 by Lê Hoàng in Android

Android 4.2 through the Quick Settings panel introduces a new way to centralize all your frequent places and settings. By default, it displays many tasks that are common to most users. However, if you want to rearrange the order of the items and swap the tiles for other settings, this tech-recipes tutorial will be helpful for you.

In case you did not know, accessing the Quick Settings menu is accomplished by using a single finger to pull down on the far right side of the Notification’s bar. Now, here are the steps for tweaking which options appear in the Quick Settings area.

1. Open the app drawer and access the Settings section. In this section, choose System.

android system settings

2. Once you are in the System section, choose Quick Settings panel to continue.

android quick panel settings

3. Scroll down to the Static tiles section, and tap on Tiles and layout.

edit tiles and layout android quick settings panel

4. You will then be presented with a grid of current tiles in the quick settings panel. To add a new tile, tap Add.

add tiles to quick settings panel

5. Find the tile that you want from the list. On tap, the tile will be added to the panel right away. The list is very long, so you may have to scroll down to find for what you are looking.

choose a tile android quick settings panel

6. In addition, if you want to delete unnecessary tiles from the panel, just drag them to the delete tile which is only visible when a tile is dragged. Rearranging the tiles can also be done by drag and drop.


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  • Igor


    What is “app drawer”? Where I can find it for my Android 4.2.2?


  • Beau

    Thanks! I need I had found these settings before but wanted to make a change today and was driving myself crazy.

    • Beau

      > knew, not need.

  • Bilal

    Thanks for the nice article, I have Nexus 4 with stock JB 4.2.2 and I can not find the “System” option in settings nor “Quick Settings panel”. Are you using custom ROM? If you use the stock ROM how can I access the “Quick Settings panel” option.


    • Mihir Modi (@mihirmodi)

      > It’s a custom ROM, I think from the System icon it looks like Cyanogen Mod. This was such a waste of time.

  • Manuel

    Actually this is CyanogenMod. I recently switched to stock Rom, now missing this feature…

  • Avatar

    In Jellybean, it’s under Settings > Interface > Quick Settings panel > Tiles and Layout

  • Scott Campbell

    Is this on a rooted phone? I cannot find where this is located at?

    • Joshua Berger

      On 4.3 it’s Settings-My Device-Display-Notification Panel