An exciting new feature came with Android 6.0 Marshmallow in the form of UI Tuner, a hidden section of the Settings app that was practically useless unless you knew what you’re doing… until now. With a new app called Custom Quick Settings, you can quickly and easily create new custom tiles in the Quick Settings pull-down with just a few taps…
When you first open up the app, you have to first make sure that UI Tuner is revealed in your Settings app. Don’t worry about doing this before you get the app, though, as it will walk you through the process. It’s actually pretty easy — you just have to tap and hold the Settings gear icon in the notifications shade. Once you’ve done this, it’s time to create a new tile.
Creating a new tile in the built-in UI Tuner is also something that the app walks you through before letting you customize. You use a special broadcast label to create it, and then you hop back into the app to label it, and choose what it does. In my case, I created the tile, labeled it “9to5Google” and then made the action “Launch URL” — of course redirecting to 9to5Google.com.
There are a lot of other options to choose from, though You can choose to have your tile launch a specific app, or you can make it a custom system toggle action — including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Data connection, Flashlight, and more. Finally, the app will let you designate a difference between a single tap and a tap-and-hold. Both gestures can launch different actions for a single tile.
I think this app is a no-brainer, and if you were wondering what Android 6.0’s UI Tuner brought to the table in terms of features, you now have your answer. Head over to the Google Play Store to grab Custom Quick Settings for free.
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