Since the announcement of the first developer preview of the Android P, it has turned many eyes: some in the positive way and s0me in the negative. Android P brought some key design changes which were not present in the previous iterations of the Android Operating System. For starters, one can easily notice these elements in the Quick Settings Panel, inside the Settings app and the way the app notifications are displayed. Fast forward to the stable release of the Android P, despite the criticisms, the design changes have been carried on. If you ask for my opinion, I do not mind these design changes as the Quick Settings Panel in Android Oreo looked quite unimpressive with monochrome accents whereas, in Android Pie, all of the menu’s icons now have a circular design, and they also come with the blue color accents. But, I have to accept the fact that the blue accent looks quite out of place when one turns on the dark theme.
For those who want to have a taste of the design elements that Android Pie brought to the Quick Settings Panel on their Android devices, here is the guide to do so.
Steps to Get Android Pie Quick Settings Panel
- Download and install the Power Shade: Notification Bar Changer & Manager by Treydev Inc on your phone from the Google Play Store by clicking here for free. Though there is a paid version of the app available, it is not needed.
- Once the installation is complete, run the app.
- On the home screen, enable Power Shade by sliding on the slider that shows “Not Running.“
- On the next screen, grant all the permissions which include writing system settings, draw over other apps, access to notifications and accessibility permission.
With this, you are done. Just exit the app and swipe down from the status bar to get into your new notification panel which is now themed according to the design elements of Android Pie.
You can even use this app to further customize your quick settings panel like changing the level of transparency according to your liking, changing color layouts of every element of the Quick Settings Panel, change brightness slider color, change quick settings grid layout and many more. For a full control on the way your Quick Settings behave, it is recommended to get the pro version of the app.
Congratulations! You successfully changed your Android phone’s Quick Settings Panel.
This is one of the easiest ways to get Android Pie Quick Settings Panel on your Android Phone. I hope this article works the way it is intended to be. Let us know about your experience trying out the methods mentioned in this article in the comments section down below. In case I missed mentioning anything or if there is some topic which you want me to cover, please let me know in the comments section down below.