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How to Customize the Galaxy S8 Notification Bar



You can easily access some of the most used Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ features right from the notification pulldown bar. Like connecting to WiFi or turning on night and power saving modes. In this guide you’ll learn how to customize the Galaxy S8 notification bar and do more with your smartphone.

Read: How to Use the Galaxy S8 Night Mode Filter 

Almost everything in the pulldown bar can be customized. Like changing the layout or adding more useful settings controls. Which will help you find things faster rather than fumbling around in settings.

How to Customize the Galaxy S8 Notification Bar

Pulling down from the top of the screen will access the notification bar. Users will see a slew of quick access to settings or controls. Swiping down from the top twice will reveal  3-dots for the menu, and a gear-shaped settings button. This is where you can start customizing the Galaxy S8.

  • Pull Down Notification Bar
  • Tap the 3-dot Settings Button
  • Select Button Order or Button Grid
  • Customize your grid size or the order of quick settings by dragging and dropping the icons
  • Hit Done to finish

You can quickly press and drag icons to change the order to best fit your needs. Or tap “Grid” to change the number of apps and settings to access at once. Owners can choose between 3×3, 4×3 or 5×3.

Customize your Galaxy S8 notification bar

Now, when accessing the notification bar more options will be available, and in the order you prefer. There is no way to remove persistent brightness slider, but it can be moved to the top or bottom by hitting the downward facing arrow on the right.

Other Customization

Additionally, there are a few other steps owners can take in regards to customizing the notification bar. Like the font size, clock, battery meter or colors.

For that, simply head to Settings > Wallpaper and themes to choose a new theme. Most will completely change the color of the notification bar, quick settings, and other aspects of your device. Similar to our screenshot below.

Next, navigate to Settings > Display > Screen Zoom and Font to make changes to the size of text or icons. You can change how big text is, the icons, or both to improve your experience. Perfect for those with poor eyesight.

Additionally there are options to add a percentage number to the battery, or limit how many notifications are at the top of the screen at once. As an example, you can limit the Galaxy S8 to only show the last three notifications in the status  bar to keeps things clean and orderly. Head into Settings > Display > Status Bar and make any necessary changes.

While you’re here, learn how to change the on-screen buttons or add a new wallpaper and background image.



  1. Ittiphat T.

    05/12/2017 at 1:09 pm

    I noticed that your setting drop down menu in the video and last set of photo are in black or grayish, but the default are in white color. Do you have any setting way that I can change it to black like yours without using app or theme

    Thank you

  2. Βύρωνας Λαδιάς

    06/04/2017 at 8:23 am

    Is there a way not to change many things on my phone, (with a theme) and apply it only to the notification center???

  3. Βύρωνας Λαδιάς

    06/04/2017 at 8:40 am

    Also, what theme did u use??

  4. Jared

    06/04/2017 at 8:09 pm

    cant tell if its a woman or a man talking

  5. David

    06/12/2017 at 7:52 pm

    Why is there no toggle switch in my notifications bar to turn on and off mobile data usage. Why would they remove literally the most important toggle switch of them all?

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