Phones are getting out of hands (literally!). Smartphones under 5 inches are rare if not extinct. You are forced to use both of your hands to operate them with the fear of dropping them. And if you have small hands, things get even worst. There are features like one-hand operation and gesture control, but even they don’t do us justice. You cannot even slide the Quick Settings with just one hand. It would be a lot easier to access if it was at the bottom of the screen, isn’t it? Fortunately, a developer heard our cries and decided to do something about it. Developer Tom Bayley’s app will enable us to move the Quick Settings to the bottom of the screen for easy access while using just one hand. Here’s how to move Quick Settings to the bottom on Android.
If you are one of those who use both of your hand to operate your phone by default, this app would make no difference. But for those who prefer using only one hand and think it is easier that way, this app will be a god-sent. Bottom Quick Settings – the app we’ll be talking about, will move Android’s Quick Settings to the bottom of the screen so that you can access it with a swipe of your thumb. Here’s how you can do it.
Step 1: Install Bottom Quick Settings – Notification Customization
The first thing you need to do is get the app from the Google Play Store. It’s free. You can follow the link mentioned previously, or you can search for Bottom Quick Settings on the Google Play Store app. I’ve attached a screenshot showing how the app’s name and icon look to make it easier for you.
Step 2: Enable the app
After the app has been installed, you will get into the startup page where you have a couple of options that need to be enabled to let the app function as intended. Then tap on the arrow on the bottom right corner of the screen to get to the next page. The second page will have 3 toggles that need to be enabled. You will need to grant permission on each toggle. Tapping on a toggle will bring up the page on Android’s settings where you can allow permission. If you are unsure about why you need to grant these permissions, the app has texts that’ll explain why. Press the back button after granting each permission to get to the app. If you are using Samsung devices running on One UI, Accessibility page is inside Installed Services.
Step 3: Enable Service
After all the permission has been granted, you will get into a new page that lets you know you’re done. Tap on the arrow on the bottom right corner to get to the main screen. Now tap on the toggle beside Service not running to enable the app. This is a one-time thing. After you’ve done that, you will see a small white bar just above the navigation bar. Swipe it up to access the Quick Settings.
For those who are using gesture controls, you can move the trigger area to left or right as per your comfort. To do so, go to the app’s main screen and tap on Handle > choose Handle position.