In this guide we’ll explain how to customize the Galaxy S9 notification bar and why you might want to. By changing the notification bar you can easily and quickly access some of the features you use the most. Including turning on WiFi, using night mode, connecting to Bluetooth speakers, and other helpful controls.
When you swipe down from the top of the screen you’ll see some Quick Setting controls and recent notifications. Swipe down a second time and you’ll get an expanded view of your entire notification bar.
Everything in here is fully customizable, allowing you to do more with your phone. So, instead of fumbling through the settings menu on your phone, change it to fit your personal needs.
How to Customize the Galaxy S9 Notification Bar
To start, check out our hands-on video above. It’s from the Galaxy S8, but you’ll get the same software controls and customization options on the Galaxy S9. When you swipe down twice, you’ll get more options and see 3-dots at the top. This is where you’ll start with customization.
- Pull Down Notification Bar, Swipe down a second time to expand it
- Tap the 3-dot Settings Button
- Select Button Order or Button Grid
- Customize your grid size or the order of the quick settings by dragging and dropping the icons
- Hit Done to finish
After you tap the three dots the first option is button order. From here, you can move the quick settings and options you use the most to the front. That way you don’t have to constantly swipe down twice to see the icon you want to interact with. I have WiFi, Bluetooth, and things I use the most at the beginning. Just press, hold and drag the icons to where you want them.
Or, tap “Grid” to change the number of apps and settings you see on the screen. Owners can choose between 3×3, 4×3 or 5×3.