With all the customization and tweaking options that Android already comes with, you would be surprised to know the things System UI Tuner is capable of. Whether you’re a fan of the Night Mode or wish to clear up the often cluttered status bar, the System UI Tuner is where you go to on your Android N or Marshmallow powered device.
While the ability to activate System UI Tuner comes naively with Android N, some Marshmallow running devices don’t come with the option. Now whether you want to tweak your device, or want to keep your device away from the technical hoopla, here is how you can enable / disable System UI Tuner on Android N & Marshmallow.
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Enable System UI Tuner
As mentioned earlier, there is no way to know for sure whether your Marshmallow-powered Android device comes with System UI Tuner. So the best way to find out is to try enabling it and see what happens.
Start off by sliding down the notification drawer and make sure you can see the gear-shaped icon at the top-right corner of the screen. Press and hold on the gear icon until you can feel a haptic feedback and can see the gear spinning, at which moment you will be greeted with the message – “Congrats! System UI Tuner has been added to Settings”.
This message will pop up on all devices running the latest Android N, but only on some Marshmallow devices. If you don’t see the message pop up even if the gear icon is spinning, it means you probably don’t have the System UI Tuner feature.
Disable System UI Tuner
Since System UI Tuner comes with some options that can mess up your device if not used correctly, it is always a good idea to disable it if you no longer need it. Head over to the Settings app on your Android device, or simply press the gear icon on the notification drawer.
Once in the Settings menu, scroll all the way down to find System UI Tuner and press on it. Press on the three-dot menu button at the top-right corner of the window and tap on “Remove from Settings” to disable System UI Tuner. You will be prompted with a pop-up window, so simply press “Remove” and the feature will be deleted from the Settings screen.
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