The choices in the System UI Tuner must be well known to Android nerds. System UI Tuner is a collection of beta functionality that was introduced with Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The good news is that it’s included in Android N as well and has new capabilities. What additional options does it offer, and how do you unlock it on Android N? So here’s how:
Enable System UI Tuner in Android N
To access the amazing techniques offered by Android N, you must first enable System UI Tuner. Go to Quick Settings, accessible by swiping down from the notification shade, and press and hold the Settings cog icon for around 5 seconds to complete the task. Congratulations will appear as you release the press-hold. Settings now includes System UI Tuner. The System UI Tuner is then located at the base of the Settings page.
After you have enabled System UI Tuner on Android N, here are a few options you can try:
Note that because these features are experimental, they might not function as well as anticipated. If a prompt appears, you can press and hold the Settings cog once more and choose Remove to get rid of it.
1. Turn on Night Mode
The System UI Tuner’s Night Mode, also known as Dark Mode, which was a feature of the Android M Preview is back. You may activate it by going to System UI Tuner > Color and appearance > Night mode or by using the Quick Settings. Now, the dark theme for Android can be set to activate automatically based on your location and the time of day. The brightness and colour of the theme can also be changed.
2. Calibrate display
With Android N, you can calibrate your display if you’re not happy with the colours. Go to System UI Tuner->Color and appearance->Calibrate display to adjust the display on your smartphone. The three bars that read “Red,” “Green,” and “Blue” can then be changed. You will need to hit Apply in order to view the changes because the feature does not currently operate in real time. Choose Ok if you like what you see; else, the settings will be reset.
3. Activate gesture to enable split screen
The most appealing feature of Android N is split-screen multitasking, which gives the OS real multitasking for the first time. Although starting the multi window mode is quite simple, System UI Tuner offers the option to enable a gesture. Go to System UI Tuner->Other and toggle on Enable split-screen swipe-up gesture to activate the gesture. Once enabled, the split-screen mode can be launched by swiping up from the recents/multitasking button, and it’s quite rad.
4. Show Battery Percentage
When your device is charging, Android N displays the battery %, but if you’d want to always see it, there’s a setting for that in System UI Tuner->Status Bar. Simply select the Battery choice by scrolling down below. Then. The battery percentage will always be displayed if you choose “Always show percentage.”
5. Change clock style in status bar
dislike the way the clock looks in the status bar on Android N? By navigating to System UI Tuner->Status Bar->Time, you can alter it. You have the option of showing seconds in addition to the hours, minutes, or even the clock indicator. You may even conceal the status bar symbols for additional system settings like WiFi, Bluetooth, Cellular Data, etc. on this page.
6. Turn on/off Do not disturb with volume buttons
We frequently use the do not disturb option, which can be activated or deactivated using the volume controls. Go to System UI Tuner->Do not disturb and enable Show with volume controlsandVolume buttons shortcut to enable volume buttons setup with Do not disturb. When you push the volume button once you’ve enabled it, you’ll notice an enable Do not disturb button, and you can turn it on by pressing and holding the volume down button.
7. Show full importance settings to set priority of notifications
Although we haven’t fully utilised it yet, full importance settings do let you establish priority notifications. It is switchable under System UI Tuner->Others. After you turn it on, hit the settings cog that appears by lightly swiping a notification. The priority of notifications can then be changed using a bar that runs from low significance to urgent urgency.
SEE ALSO: What Has Changed Between Android N and Android Marshmallow?
Tried these System UI Tuner options in Android N?
Even though these System UI Tuner settings in Android N are test features, they do add functionality that is useful. In contrast to the experimental label, they also seem to work quite well. So, if you’ve installed Android N on a Nexus device, give System UI Tuner a try and let us know how you like it.