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  1. countryblue

    countryblue Newbie
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    I'm was looking for an explanation for the Quick Settings setup and individual button functions.

    I found a Youtube video, about a year old, referring to the Galaxy s10. Among other things, it shows a "button grid" option, which my Galaxy s10e does not have. Is there somewhere else this can be adjusted?

    Where can I find an explanation of the Quick Settings buttons functions?

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  2. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Expert

    Pull the Quick Settings menu down from the top of the screen.

    Look for the little pen icon, probably next to a settings pinwheel.

    Tap the pen, and all of your choices will appear, active ones on top.
    Scroll down towards the bottom, and you will find a line that says similar to "Touch and drag here to add/remove".
    Bring selected icons above the line to add, and below to remove.

    After you have made your selections, tap the back arrow icon.

    Bring the Quick Settings down again, if it has retreated.
    Now go through them, and you may find that there are multiple pages of them.
    With some practice, you can go back and edit the positions of these icons.
    I like to put the most used first, and least used last.

    Also, the first 5 or 6 of the icons are also different in that they can appear without pulling the entire Quick Setting menu down.
    This is where the most used of them all should go.

    As far as what each one does, there is no better teacher than experience.
    As these items are exceedingly easy to find, there is no harm in going right ahead and tapping them to find out what they do.

    If you discover that you have made a mess of something, go right back and put it back as you found it.

    If it is something that you have no interest in, go ahead and enter the edit mode again and remove it.

    Also, keep in mind that certain apps that you download may include a quick setting tile to control certain aspects of the app, even just to thrn it off and on.

    This is one of the most customizeable and useful parts of these devices, but because I do not have your apps or your device it would be impossible for me to guess at the function of each icon.

    Sure, many of these are common among most or even all Android devices- the flashlight, for instance.
    Obviously, this one controls the flashlight on and off if the device has a camera with a flash.

    There is one with the Wi-Fi icon, to turn Wi-Fi off and on, and another of an airplane, which puts the device into airplane mode.
    You may need that one if you get on an airplane.

    Let me know of any specific ones you have questions about, and I will see what my device has in comparison.
  3. countryblue

    countryblue Newbie
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    Besides explanation for the following components,

    Nearby share
    Quick share
    Focus Mode
    Enhanced Processing
    Live Caption

    I was mostly interested in whether there was perhaps some Quick Settings grid display options located somewhere else, i.e. 3x5, 4x5, 5x5, etc., that used to be available in the recent past.
  4. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Expert

    I am going to make some unedjumacated guesses here, since we do not share apps or devices.

    Nearby share is a new thing by Google that I have not tried (at all).
    Presumeably both devices must have nearby share active, and then files (pics, videos, documents, apks, etc. are able to be shared device to device.
    Never used it, so can't say more (I use NitroShare).

    Quick Share sounds like something that is a feature from some app that you have, obviously to share files of some sort.
    Maybe part of a file manager, gallery, or a sharing app that you installed and forgot about.
    Could even be part of a social media app.

    Focus Mode to me means how dedicated is the device to playing media when a call, text, or notification comes in.
    As in: you are listening to music, and a call or text comes in. Will the music dim in volume and then the ringtone or notification play a sound, or will the music continue uninterrupted at the set volume and the notification make no sound and/or is ignored?

    Enhanced Processing?
    Yeah, your guess is as good as mine on that.
    Possibly something to do with gaming?
    Maybe it stops background processes and stops unused foreground apps, in order to free up memory space.

    Live Caption might be something included with some sort of media app, maybe that allows the device or the user to caption videos as they are produced or as they are streamed and/or recorded.

    Sorry that I have to guess about so many of these, but I am surprised at how many are unfamiliar.

    As far as optional grid displays, none of my devices offer such a thing.
    My 5.1.1 has a different setup and the quick settings are not able to be modified, but other than that one device they are all similar.
    #4 puppykickr, Jul 1, 2021
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  5. countryblue

    countryblue Newbie
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The Samsung Galaxy S10e release date was March 2019. Features and Specs include a 5.8" inch screen, 16MP camera, 6/8GB RAM, Exynos 9820 processor, and 3100mAh battery.

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