Easy steps to customize Notification Bar on Galaxy S10

Wondering if there’s something that you can do about the shortcut buttons in your Notification Bar? This short guide will walk you through the easy steps to customize Notification Bar on Galaxy S10. We also include other ways to further allow you to personalize the look of your device so hopefully, you’ll find this helpful.

For those of you who are new to Samsung Galaxy S10 or to Samsung devices in general, the Notification Bar is in the top portion of your screen that displays notifications and shortcut buttons to features like wifi, Bluetooth, Flashlight, Mobile data, to name a few. This bar can be modified to allow you select the often used buttons. Don’t worry, the steps are easy and won’t take several minutes of your time.

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How to customize Notification Bar on Galaxy S10

If you’ve been using Samsung Galaxy phones before, you’ll probably find this guide less helpful but if you’re new to Galaxy S10, follow the steps below to start customizing the Notification Bar. On the screen, you want to swipe down from the very top. Before you do this, make sure that the screen is unlocked. Once you’ve pulled the Notification Bar down, swipe down again to allow you see the options. These are the step-by-step instructions on what to do:

  1. Swipe down the screen from the top.
  2. Once the Notification Bar is shown, swipe down again for a second time.
  3. Tap the three-dot icon at the right to pull up the Settings menu of the Notification Bar.
  4. Select Button Order, Button Grid or Status Bar.
  5. Customize your grid size or the order of the quick settings by dragging and dropping the icons
  6. Hit Done to finish.

If you want to display buttons that you frequently use, you should try to select Button Order first. This is a useful option to let you create a list of important shortcuts on the Notification Bar without forcing you open the main page. For instance, if you regularly use NFC or Flashlight, putting the buttons for them in the first six can save you some moments every day. To do this, all you have to is the following:

  1. Swipe down the screen from the top.
  2. Once the Notification Bar is shown, swipe down again for a second time.
  3. Tap the three-dot icon at the right to pull up the Settings menu of the Notification Bar.
  4. Select Button Order.
  5. Hold and drag the icons to where you want them.

The Button Grid option is a way for you to maximize the number of buttons that you see on the screen. If you want to have bigger looking buttons, you can choose 3×3. If you need to have as many buttons in one screen, consider using 5×3. Here’s how:

  1. Swipe down the screen from the top.
  2. Once the Notification Bar is shown, swipe down again for a second time.
  3. Tap the three-dot icon at the right to pull up the Settings menu of the Notification Bar.
  4. Select Button Grid.
  5. Tap OK.

The Status Bar option gives you flexibility how many notifications are shown. It’s also in this section where you can decide whether or not you want battery percentage is displayed on top. All these three are the ways to customize Notification Bar on your Galaxy S10. If you want to make drastic changes to the default options mentioned above like use another color in the notification bar area, we suggest that you use a theme.

How to change the color of Notification Bar

If you want a more personalized feel in your Notification Bar, you should consider changing the theme. You can also use another font or font size if you want to add a different flavor.

Below are the steps to change the theme on your Galaxy S10:

  1. Go to the Home screen.
  2. Tap and hold on an empty area on the screen.
  3. Tap Themes.
  4. Swipe up to view available themes.
  5. Look for the one you want to download.
  6. Once you have downloaded the theme that you want, simply hit APPLY to begin using it.
  7. Tap APPLY again to confirm.

How to download icons on Galaxy S10

If you don’t want the default Icons that the selected theme provides, you can also pick your own. Just like in picking your theme, you also need to download the preferred Icons pack. To do that, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the Home screen.
  2. Tap and hold on an empty area on the screen.
  3. Tap Themes.
  4. Tap Icons.
  5. Swipe up to view available icons.
  6. Select the Icons you want.
  7. Tap Download.
  8. Hit APPLY button.
  9. Tap APPLY again to confirm.

How to change the font on your Galaxy S10

Finally, you can further customize the look of the Notification Bar by also changing the font and font size. In this section, you should also be able to change the overall scale and size of content as well as the size of the texts. Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Open Settings app.
  2. Tap Display.
  3. Tap Screen Zoom and Font.

 


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