There comes a moment when you feel there is a limit to what an Android phone is capable of. However, it can always surprise you by doing more than you can possibly imagine, like giving you the ability to access apps from pull-down menu.
If the Quick Settings try isn’t enough and you need more app shortcuts in the pull-down menu, Diesel is the app for you. The best part about the app is that it doesn’t require root access and is available for free.
Step 1: Download the Diesel app
A new and improved app based on the popular Bar Launcher, Diesel is the perfect tool to access apps from pull-down menu. You can look up the Diesel app on the Google Play Store or tap on the link down below.
Step 2: Enable the Accessibility Plugin
Before you can begin using Diesel to add app shortcut to your pull-down menu, you must grant it accessibility. Launch the Diesel app and it will redirect you to the Accessibility page in the Settings menu.
Scroll down to find the “DIESEL” tab, tap on it and press the toggle switch on the top-right corner. You have granted the app Accessibility permission, so you can exit the Settings and go back to the app now.
Step 3: Access apps from pull-down menu
Once you launch the Diesel app again, you will be greeted with a welcome screen and short tutorial. Head over to the “Home” tab and select the apps you want to add to your notification tray.
You can enable the toggle “Show Most Used Apps” to make them the default 5 entries in your pull-down menu. Moreover, you can also manually select your preferred apps when you long-press the empty icon space on the top row.
Once you have added your favorite apps, you can access them from any screen by simply using your pull-down menu. Do let us know how much easier the Diesel app makes it for you to reach your favorite apps with just a single tap.
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