How To: Add custom Quick Settings toggles to Android Marshmallow (no root)

The Quick Settings menu has been improved in Android Marshmallow – the hidden System UI Tuner lets you customize it by removing and re-positioning Quick Settings tiles.

This is certainly useful, but you can further customize the Quick Settings menu in Android Marshmallow, using a handy app called Custom Quick Settings created by developer Kieron Quinn. It practically expands the capabilities of System UI Tuner and in just a few steps you can add custom tiles to the Quick Settings menu for various actions like opening URLs, launching apps or turning settings on and off.

Requirements: For the app to work you will need Android Marshmallow running on your device and the System UI Tuner enabled (you can follow this guide to turn it on).

Install Custom Quick Settings

The app is available in the Play Store and its absolutely free, so you can use all of its features at no cost.

Download Custom Quick Settings (Google Play)

Custom Quick Settings app

Add a custom Quick Settings tile

Now that the app is installed, open it and tap the floating ‘+’ icon in the bottom-right corner. Select the ‘System UI Tuner’ option and in the following menu, tap on ‘Quick Settings’.

To continue, scroll down in the Quick Settings customization screen and tap on the ‘Add tile’ option. In the pop-up menu select ‘Broadcast Tile’ and a text field will be displayed. Long-press it, select ‘Paste’ and then hit the ‘OK’ button. If the ‘Paste’ option fails to work, you can manually enter CUSTOMTILE0 in the field and press ‘OK’ once more.

You can also change the position of your custom tile via drag and drop in the same menu.

Customize the new Quick Settings tile

After the tile is created, hit the back button twice to return to the Custom quick Settings app. Now you can check the ‘I have done this’ option, then tap on ‘Continue’.

In the following screen you’ll be offered several customization options for the tile. Specifically you can name the tile, set its icon, and select actions for clicking and long-clicking on the tile. The last two options offer the same actions menu that lets you set your new tile to open a URL, launch an app or open a toggle for one of your device’s settings.

Now the new tile should appear in the Quick Settings menu that can be opened by swiping down from the top of the screen with two fingers. Of course, you can always add more tiles as needed using the same steps.

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