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On my V20, which effectively has a notch via the second screen, changing the DPI via build prop or terminal messes with the alignment of the second screen. I'd imagine that the issue OP describes is similar if not the same.
One thing I found which solves it is to change my DPI via this app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rascarlo.quick.settings.tiles&hl=en
For whatever reason, it is able to modify the DPI on the fly without messing up the alignment of the second screen relative to the primary.
Anyone with notch DPI issues ought to give it a try.
This removes ICONS. Nothing to do with toggles. It cleans up your status bar so you could make it nearly empty. Your toggles. You'll want Tiles.
Tiles is an all-in-one app which gives you a lot more toggles and settings to mess around with. It's not free, but it's the only quick settings app I need.
Some useful features include setting timers, toggling screen timeout on and off, and even changing the animation scales further than what the developer settings let you (without root).
I use Tiles to quick launch pushbullet and other apps. Tasker tasks can also be launched as well. It would be cool to have a tile that can quick paste the most recent item on your clipboard and push that to whatever device.
There's nothing right now that I'm aware of, but I just installed the Tiles app:
One five-second ADB command later and I have a toggle to enable immersive mode. You can choose to hide both bars, or just the nav bar if you still want the status bar up top.
Not exactly what you're looking for, I understand, just passing it along as an option.
I recommend getting the Tiles app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rascarlo.quick.settings.tiles
It does require a small amount of ADB setup, but you only need to do it once. After that, you can set up a QuickSettings tile that starts up Immersive Mode.
Also, the dev is very responsive (in fact he just added three new Pixel 2 tiles, allowing you enable/disable "Always On Ambient Display", "Double Tap to Wake", and "Lift to Wake" via Tile as well.
Yes, there are actually serveral ways to let the navbar disappear.
As far as I know most (if not all) require an (simple) ADB command.
I always recommend 'Tiles' - so you can easily disable/enable the navbar with a simple quick settings tile.
Just download the app, search in it for "immersive mode", connect your phone with your pc, start adb and follow the short guide on your phone - sounds complicated but it's done in less than 5 minutes.
In case it never happens...you can use the Tiles app to toggle immersive mode on and off. You have to grant it secure settings permission with a single ADB command. The toggle button goes into your your quick settings pane.
Edit; and instead of hoping Google sees and pays attention to a random Reddit post, you should leave feedback from your phone requesting this feature.
Because widgets aren't really practical to everyday use. They never really were, the use cases where they are very limited and time constraint, not something you will want on your phone all day long like a calendar widget or a call log widget.
I wouldn't say its the users fault for not using widgets I think users have evolved and widgets now have served their purpose when app loading times and app optimisations wasn't a thing. Now the shortcut widget creates doesn't take that much time if done via an app maybe a second or two. 70-80% of widgets use cases are obsolete now, maybe 20-30% are useful but thats about it. Which means a very small % of users actually use them.
Music player widget is far less useful than it is now that its in your notification bar and lock screen. The widget is practically pointless because you barely every keep your screen turned on to use it.
Widgets which need to be updated to view content like fb or twitter are just an app which are a tap away so why not just make one tap instead of keeping them on the homescreen as widget to be updated 24x7 to eat your battery and data all the time?
So for your home alarm system a shortcut button like widget or the long press icon would be great and should exist. But then again this has the potential of being exploited or false unlocks. The easier its to unlock the more rates of unintentional unlocks. For such things I use an app called 'Tiles' which lets me create shortcut of anything and add it in the quick settings.
apps like the one listed below let you make custom tiles
I just enabled the immersive mode tile in this app:
No root, all you have to do is issue a quick ADB command, which takes only a few seconds.
I'll jump in with another app recommendation to help with issue #2:
I picked it up on a sale a little while ago. I've not trusted Adaptive Brightness for some time and prefer manually setting brightness. This app just makes it easier to do. It creates quick setting tiles, and one of them is for manual brightness. I have mine set so it just rotates between Low, Medium and High settings (set by the user in the app) with each tap, but by default it pops up a menu so you can pick Low, Medium, or High. I personally set Low to 5%, Medium to 35%, and high to 75% for my Pixel 2 (non-XL).
There may be alternative ways to do something similar but Tiles can make all sorts of quick setting tiles so I think it's worth a first look, might have other options you'd like.
Another great app is Tiles
You need to use ADB as well to enable immersive mode but it also allows you to create and add new quick tiles. Personally, I'm a fan of the clipboard tile
Not natively at the moment, but you can add it through an ADB command which is fairly simple, just a little timely (mainly for the time to download and set up ADB).
Download this app and it'll allow you to add extra Quick Tiles, one of which is Immersive Mode which will allow you to hide the Navbar, Status Bar, or both and you can easily access then when needed by swiping up or down depending on the one you hide and need.
There's also this app as well which is a lot more easy to work with, but for me it was less than optimal and had a tendency to mess up keyboard use. But it's far more straight forward with no real set-up needed
Other than rolling back to an Nougat, not much. I LOVED the old DND, especially for movies and meetings where I could say "phone shut up completely for 3 hours" then it would go back to normal when that time elapsed. That's how it should be and I hope they fix in the future.
I ended up installing Tiles
Which doesn't give me a timer mode but does give me multiple options that are one tap and done.
For what it's worth, Tiles has a USB Debugging tile you can enable for quick toggles. Can be rather handy. It's possible some other free app does as well, but I'm not familiar with said app if so.
Yes, yes, yes. Such a great feature. This coupled with Tiles to hide the top and bottom system bars makes for a great, full-screen experience in all apps without really affecting your ability to navigate.
You can do this without giving up Now Playing.
Install this app, turn on the Immersive Mode toggle, and enter the command it asks for through ADB.
Then install this app and set it up so you can have controls while in immersive mode without having to turn it off.
If you still want one this app can do it.
I use it to have a tile for disabling screen timeout but it can do a lot of stuff.
O use This one that creates whatever quick settings buttons you'd want. One of them is called Caffeine, and keeps the screen on until you click to disable it
There’s a way thru ADB. The app is called tiles. I’m no longer on Android. So I can’t remember the price of the app. I believe it’s a dollar or two but totally worth it.
Here’s the app
Have you tried tiles? I'm not sure about hardware keys, but it has a custom toggle that might work.
I use the app Tiles to have a tile in the quick settings where I can easily switch between sound, vibrate, and silent. Works like a charm. I haven't tried it yet with the do-not-disturbe mode but it should work there too.
try this , it has immersive mode tile, no root , just adb command. you can always hv the bar back as well as the Notification bar. I use it everyday
This is the app OP is referring to: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rascarlo.quick.settings.tiles
From the app description:
> Immersive mode: show/hide status bar, navigation bar, system bars [adb setup or root].
I'm looking for something very specific that probably doesn't exist, but let's give it a shot. I'd like some kind of widget window that can slide in from the right side of the screen, similar to how the Google feed slides in from the left. Something I can put widgets inside and slide open, then scroll through to view widgets. Does such a thing exist?
For my recommendation, I recommend Tiles. It let's you make custom quick settings buttons in your pull down menu and it has a hell of a lot of different options.
EDIT: Link bot is wrong, this is Tiles
Ahh yes. Quick settings! I use "Tiles" which allows you to add custom shortcuts to the Quick Settings. You might want to try that. Good luck!
You can use an app called Tiles to add more quick settings toggles https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rascarlo.quick.settings.tiles
Link me: tiles.
I think you may need to run a command in ADB to make it work, but it's there.
Edit: bot isn't working, here
Tiles - Android Apps on Google Play
Based on your post, I just checked to see if I could make a custom tile, using Tiles, and I can. As with other solutions here it just brings up a log, doesn't restoration the notification, but it's not bad.
Tasker does not require root but from what I've heard there is a learning curve.
You could try other apps like Tiles or Quick Settings. I personally haven't tried them but they do have good reviews.
Pretty sure some carriers disabled that toggle for some reason. Perhaps you can try an app like Tiles to customize your quick settings
You can install the app 'Tiles' and turn on Immersive mode. Like another user said, it makes the keyboard quirky and the squeeze doesn't work right. However, you could turn it on and off for your use case
I'm pretty sure you can use this app (Tiles) to add an auto brightness quick setting "tile" to your pull down quick settings. I don't use it myself, so not sure.
You need to have a functioning ADB install.
Here is one solution: https://www.xda-developers.com/how-to-enable-system-wide-immersive-mode-without-root/
And the easier one: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rascarlo.quick.settings.tiles
I agree with you. My solution: download TILES from the Play Store, create a new tile for an app and select the settings app. Now you can put it in anywhere in the quick settings. Hope it helps.
Did you try holding the power button + volume down button for a few seconds. TBH I also wished the power button screenshot was still athing. One more thing you can do is install an app called tiles, it should give you a quick setting tile to take screenshots. Link
Tiles app on play store will allow hiding the nav/status bar and is what I use. You will need to use ADB to grant some permissions but NO ROOT or anything like that is required and it's very simple to do this since they tell you exactly what to do.
As far as burn in:
7Pro bought in Nov 2019 - Use every day about 1-2 hours with less than 50% brightness. No burn-in (although I worry about it happening eventually).
I constantly change the DPI of the screen in developer options to help mitigate this (changes size of icons), and make sure to never leave the status bar or static things on the screen too long. I also change which icons appear on status bar every few weeks so they move around.
It seems inevitable with these Samsung displays, but I have hope that I can delay it enough that I won't care when it shows (hopefully after a couple years when the battery is shot anyways).
I tried out both the Tiles app and the Caffeinate app mentioned by /u/51837. The Tiles app has a huge assortment of other options but the "caffeinate" function is basically on or off. The Caffeinate app gives much better control. There are settings to control the default time to keep the screen on and how much longer to increment the timer on each press. There's also a sound profile available. Also, the Caffeinate app is free and has no permissions.
Bottom line: I'm keeping both.
There are apps to manually enable "immersive mode". The app Tiles has a tile you can add for that, you click it and it hides both bars.
I use the tiles app to get a NFC tile. You'll need some give it write secure permissions through a computer but it's totally worth it.
Ah, OK. Since you made a specific point about approach not working, I didn't realize that Moto Display itself wasn't coming on in any circumstance. Try Tiles and see if that helps. The app itself doesn't let you change from the app, it just facilitates adding quick settings tiles for system and other actions. You enable the tile for adaptive display (which will make you use adb first to get permission), then go to the quick settings and tap the edit button, and drag the ambient display tile into the quick settings menu somewhere. Save and go back. Now there is a toggle in quick settings you can tap to turn on and off. It should toggle Moto Display with it, via the system ambient display that Moto has removed, but the toggle state still affects the Moto app.
I have a quick tile set to turn off/on AOD. You can do that using the Tiles app (no root required but do need adb on pc). Can also schedule AOD if you have root using Tasker and the Secure Settings app.
I used custom navbar for a few months and eventually switch to Tiles. Tiles Works a bit better because you can toggle it right from the Quick Settings menu and also you can set it to disable the bottom, top, or both bars. you will need to hook your phone to your PC again to Grant write access via ADB.
You can download apps to hide the nav bar, as well as the status bar.
I currently use the app Tiles. It costs a little bit but it's worth it in my opinion. Of course there are other apps for it if you want something free.
I do agree though, this should be a default feature.
The volume controls in Pie were really starting to piss me off as well. I'm using an app called Tiles to add volume control to the quick settings. There's also a ton of other really useful tiles as well (I think the split screen time is my 2nd most used)
I replied to OP, but thought you might want to know too, so I'll paste the answer here too. You can install one of many apps that allow you to add quick settings tiles, and you can add an input method button, and it brings up the box that you'd get when tapping the button on the nav bar (which is not truly disabled, but just hidden out of bounds of the screen when not in use, which is why the system expects you to use the button that you can't see). I love the one button nav, except for this oversight.
>The one button navigation screws it up, and Moto still hasn't fixed it. Luckily, it's easy to work around.
>You can install either Tiles or Quick Settings to add an input method tile to the system quick settings pull-down. Just enable the "Input Method" tile in either app, then pull down the quick settings tray, tap the pencil icon to edit, and drag it up from the bottom to where you want it. Now you have a shortcut to change the keyboard at any time.
>The apps are useful for a host of other neat quick settings tiles too, so you might find other useful tools. Some things require adb to give permission, but not the input method tile.
You can also install an app called Tiles, and in the app enable the tile called "Monochromacy."
Now edit your quick settings tiles and there will be one named "Monochromacy" as an available tile. Drag that where you want it, and now you have a quick settings tile to toggle from color to grayscale without having to go through settings.
^(Tiles is also useful for a whole lot of other extra quick settings tiles, so you might find other things in it you'd use. Some tiles are for root only, and some need an extra permission that you have to grant using a computer and ADB, but the majority can be used with just normal permissions.)
I downloaded Tiles app which let's you add shortcuts to the quick settings. I added the Ringer Mode with Show Dialog. Now I can pick which DND I want. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rascarlo.quick.settings.tiles
Hello, my pleasure. I partially answered that question here, but yours has a twist. You can argue that I can do the majority with 3rd party apps but I liked those built in. So I'll wait to root and then see what needs root and what doesn't. Double tap to lock and use the fingerprint right away requires root and enabling toggles like auto brightness doesn't, you just need an app like tiles, but I don't like excess apps on my phone.
Get the Tiles app from the play store. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rascarlo.quick.settings.tiles
You will have to connect your phone to a computer and issue a one-time command to allow secure settings to the app. After that you can set a toggle in quick settings for immersive mode. I did have this set up at one point, I don't recall anything else.
I don't want to encourage you to ditch your efforts but I found an app that does this for me a little while back.
The app is Tiles
I currently use it for things like a caffeine switch, dpi and font size toggles and a monochromacy toggle. If you're looking for an app to do this for you instead of making your own I suggest you check it out, there's quite a few tiles to choose from. Some toggles require root access but quite a few (including the monochromacy one) do not.
Edit: I do see you said "home screen tile" ... Not sure about that one but some reengineering of said app may help you with that one.
Might be able to use the Tiles app to add this function.
I have never tested the ability of it to switch between location modes, bit it has so many other settings, is be surprised if it couldn't.
You'll have to issue an adb shell command from a computer to grant the app secure settings access.
It's always been like that with the stock quick settings toggles.
You can mostly get this functionality via the Tiles app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rascarlo.quick.settings.tiles&hl=en
There is a tile you can add to the quick settings that will change the ringer mode between sounds, vibrate, and the various forms of DND (priority, alarms, total silence). But it's not a single press of the tile button; it brings up a menu where you can choose the sound mode. Unfortunately that means you cannot change the mode from the lock screen without entering your password/pin/fingerprint first.
I don't have it either on Oreo. However, there's a cool app called Tiles that can add it to your quick settings, (ringer settings), among other very useful toggles.
Note, for those who want a total silence mode for their phone, regardless of slider setting, this has it.
Yeah j found that annoying since coming from Pixel XL it was just a tile.
I'm currently using this app Tiles and it does add a button that goes directly to data usage but it's still two clicks.
In previous phones, I have used this app to give me a Quick Tile to toggle Immersive Mode. However, the results on this phone (at least with the Oreo beta) aren't what you'd expect. Instead of it going full-screen to use up the area on both sides of the notch, it instead goes full screen minus that area. It's unfortunate but I think Google asked Essential to implement it this way because of the unintended side-effects that you can have when an app tries to have a UI element at the notch without planning for it. I think that is the reason why apps are whitelisted instead of defaulting to work with it.
Adaptive brightness on this phone is very very sensitive. The way I "fixed" this issue is by downloading an app called Tiles and using their adaptive brightness feature. You're going to need to access a computer to run an ADB command in terminal to grant permission to the application.
Tiles has an immersive mode feature that works great on my Z2, as well as many other Quick Tile tweaks that are really useful.
Did you try Tiles?
I am not sure if there is inbuilt quick toggle for ringer control in HTC UI. It should be there, If it's not then you can use this app.
Yeah it's the Resurrection Remix Nougat ROM. But I suggest you try the Tiles app. It includes a ton of useful extra custom tiles.
You may want to take a look at the "Tiles" app. It allows you to add a whole bunch of extra quick tiles, including one for "Ringer Mode." It costs $0.99 in the US, but I've found it worth it.
You can add a shortcut with an app called Tiles. It is currently free. You need root or ADB setup on your computer to initialize the functionality. Details are in the app description.
You can do it without root. I use an app called Tiles (based on several recommendations on /r/Android) on my Pixel XL and S8+. All it takes is a Terminal command (adb shell blah blah) to grant the app the permissions to toggle Immersive Mode.
Same! And for anything longer than just a note, I'll use Simplenote for longer-form writing / markdown.
One of my recent finds is Tiles to add shortcut tiles to your quick settings! So convenient! (see: screenshot)
I paid for the Tiles app which let's you add it as a quick setting. One thing to note is that you have to give tiles permission once before the app can manage some of the tiles. This is done through a one-time connection through adb and is documented in the app when you try to turn it on. The good thing though is that you can then turn it on and off with quick settings.
Had it for a few days on my Verizon Galaxy S6 Edge+ phone. No problems here. Love the quick settings. I use the tiles app but a free version with not as many options is Nougat Quick Settings
So I have immersive mode set system wide with tiles, its not app by app. Not having the issue you described. Id check out tiles. Here is a link
Yes, you can.
On my P9 in 7.0, i use this https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rascarlo.quick.settings.tiles
For having more quick settings and one of them is immersive mode. You will just have to use an adb command for giving permission (described in app). No need to be root or unlocked bootloader.
Get Tiles and use the immersion quick setting to turn off on screen buttons. A swipe up will show buttons and it doesn't break the keyboard Edit; link
Tiles has a Location mode tile. It either requires granting the app the secure settings permission via adb or root access.
Wait, how do you add a custom toggle in the quick settings? I'm on Nougat.
Edit - I found and used https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rascarlo.quick.settings.tiles
You can search XDA where the dev is giving out a bunch of redeem codes also.
The app i can recommend because the adaptive screen light can sometimes be flakey is this https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rascarlo.quick.settings.tiles
I put a brightness tile first with three different modes
I've got a slightly different problem where changing the slider doesn't change the sound profile. Only way I can get it to change is to press down hard on it, and move it to the position I want so it gets registered by the phone.
From what you've described it seems to be a physical problem. I bypassed my issue by downloading an app called "Tiles" where I can add a "ringer mode" tile to the notification panel. This enables me to smoothly change the sound profile to whatever I want. Whilst it's not a permanent fix, it works great for me.
The link to the app is Play store link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rascarlo.quick.settings.tiles
That's the thing i love about android. if you don't like something change it. just do it yourself. i have a quick setting toggle for immersive mode using the app Tiles. it's got some more really useful quick setting tiles like network traffic, google account sync toggle, and the ability to toggle shortcuts from other apps like tasker. You could also use an automation app (i like macrodroid for it's ease of use) to toggle immersive mode on and off automatically depending on what app you're using.
You can use Activity launcher to put a homescreen shortcut to it.
You can also try Tiles to put a shortcut to your quick settings
This app lets u add custom quick settings shortcuts well in your quick settings.
My fav r the notes(pins a note in notification until u delete it), caffeine (screen timer to infinity), & the custom app ones also u can add a torch toggle for your flash.
BTW, the other most useful customization app besides Nova that I use is Tiles, because I can put a volume control and screen shot button (which they stupidly made difficult in 11) in my quick settings. Maybe you'd find something there that you'd like.
There are apps that'll hide the notification bar. I'm using Tiles for this. You'll need to know how to grant permissions using ADB but it's not too difficult.
I use an app called Tiles which allows you to add buttons to your quick panel. There is a button you can add called caffeine that keeps your screen on. So basically you just have to pull down quick panel and click the caffeine button.
link for Tiles app:
This app crates new shortcuts on your quick settings:
Check out "Tiles" - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rascarlo.quick.settings.tiles
One tile is Caffeine it starts a service that will keep your phone screen on until you stop it.
This reminded me of a similar app named Tiles, which I had once used long back but then had uninstalled it and forgotten about it. It worked with that, thanks a lot!
I thought it was stock but I forgot it's from an app. The app is called Tiles and the calculator tile is linked to the default calculator.
I don't think so with the fingerprint scanner out of the box.
I've always just used a launcher that has a "double-tap to lock" feature.
Another alternative would be using an app like Tiles to put a "Lock screen" tile in the Quick Settings pull-down and then using the "swipe down" on the fingerprint scanner to show it.
Tasker might be able to do it as well but I haven't looked into it.
I like the app Tiles by Rascarlo, can add custom status bar shortcuts. Requires granting some permissions via ADB
I use this app (no connection with the dev, just think it is great). It will give you a direct prompt to the NFC setting within Settings --> Connected devices --> etc., but won't actually turn it on and off.
It's in the settings in Nova launcher, but if you want to hide it with one UI You have to use an app like Tiles and ADB and give it a couple permissions and you'll have the option to hide status or nav bar or both.
It's in the settings in Nova launcher, but if you want to hide it with one You have to use an app like [Tiles](https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rascarlo.quick.settings.tiles] and ADB and give it a couple permissions and you'll have the option to hide status or nav bar or both.
You could make a tile for it in Tiles and then place that tile in your quick launch items? So you'd be a swipe and a tap away and the power button would never be visible otherwise?
Not sure if that achieves what you're after, but hope it helps :-)
Use it. Create a google account with winnie the pooh as profile picture.
Install anything you wanna. Keep nothing personal on it. Root it, disable gps. You can also disable cameras using quick setting tiles and this app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rascarlo.quick.settings.tiles
Don't put a sim in. Basically this is so fake it has to be tracking you and all. Fuck with them hardcore.
Only keep winnie the pooh pics on it.
All kinds of winnie the pooh.
Ah thanks, I just installed a paid app called "Tiles" from playstore that does something similar to the app you mentioned. It works perfectly and does the job. I'll try the app you linked and see which one does the job best, and refund one of them.
This is the link for anyone who has similar issues, and is not in a position to get it repaired. Hope that helps.
I use this app and it adds a toggle in the pull down menu to turn on and off the AOD.
Also, I'm on Q Beta 5 and the app works fine.
I use this app to put the "caffeine" option in my quick settings tiles. This allows me to toggle an option to keep the screen always on with one tap.
I have a Galaxy S10e so YMMV, but my phone has an option to turn off the screen while in a pocket. Probably want to make sure that's off. Also I've added an option to my quick settings tiles called "caffeine." It keeps the phone awake until you toggle it again. I toggle it on when I'm playing because my game doesn't keep my screen on otherwise. The app I use for this is called "Tiles" and requires a bit of setup but isn't too hard: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rascarlo.quick.settings.tiles&hl=en_US
Here's my method:
- disable Google Chrome and install another browser (I'm using Firefox);
- disable Location;
- disable Synchronization (for easy use, install Tiles app from Play Store - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rascarlo.quick.settings.tiles
- disable Always on screen.
I haven't run into that bug at all yet, thankfully.
I guess I don't notice the design and theming stuff much because I've been using Nova Launcher Prime for controlling those sorts of things for so long.
What changed about tiles? I still have all the same tiles I used to use. I might not have noticed this either because I use the Tiles app to customize my tiles.
Tbh I never used adb but what I do know is this works like a charm not just for data but for other shortcuts too
Been using it for a few years and it works great I have a batter toggle that takes me right to the battery settings page and one for hotspot and one for data give it a try and if you need help I'm here
Or you could just use "Tiles" to give you a quick settings button that opens a dialog to change whatever volume you want. Also useful for quick access to other functions like multi-window or Do No Disturb options (instead of just on/off).
Root is only required for a few features, but not the whole app. The majority of the features work fine without root.
Yeah, it's just the colouring aspect of what you might have wanted. I recall layouts could have been changed by a Substratum overlay, but on Pie they are mostly disabled by Google :(
The only other thing I can think of is the Tiles app, which adds some extra quick settings tiles depending on what you want.
These are my recommendations:
If you plan to install the Oreo beta immediately
If you do NOT plan to install the Oreo beta
Pixel Camera App
Go read the Camera section of my review to decide whether or not you want/need the Pixel camera app or not. It's not all peaches and cream.
If you have Oreo installed, only certain versions/settings will work. I touched on this in my early preview at the very bottom.
If you choose to sideload the Pixel Launcher, don't expect to have swipe access to the Google Feed to the left. Many people like the Pixel Launcher even still but Nova is probably the most popular launcher for those who don't stick with stock.
I found it wasn't worth using (at least in Oreo). Pretty much every app leaves a black bar at the top where the status bar would normally be. I think it's a bug in Essential's OS but I'm not sure. The same apps do not leave that bar on a Pixel 2 XL.
However, if you still want it, there's a nice app called Tiles that gives you a QuickTile to toggle on/off Immersive Mode (it requires a one-time setup with ADB to grant the application a special permission, then never again).
A few other tips:
Have fun and good luck!
Tiles has both of those, if you're on Nougat.
EDIT: It seems like screenshot is root only.
Tiles is nice.
Just tried it with Tiles on 8.1 and it keeps the screen awake, if that's what you're after
I'm using this
Tiles by rascarlo | $0.99
> Tiles makes use of the new Quick Settings Tile API to provide new tiles that can be added to Quick Settings to change system settings and take quick actions without leaving the context of the current app.
Rating: 92/100 | 100 thousand installs
I am not a bot. Just thought I would link it as so.
I am the developer of Tiles (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rascarlo.quick.settings.tiles) app targeting Android 7.0 and up.
Yes it is a paid application.
Tiles makes use of the new Quick Settings Tile API (https://developer.android.com/preview/api-overview.html#tile_api) to provide new tiles that can be added to Quick Settings to change system settings and take quick actions without leaving the context of the current app.
App has been mentioned in today article on MakeUseOf (http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/8-best-apps-customizing-nougats-quick-settings-panel/)
The list of available tiles so far:
It's a toggle you can enable in tiles.
Tiles with secure settings permission. You're able to create a tile to toggle Monochromacy. :)
You may add to the quick settings a tile with this option.
With this app for example
Highly recommend Tiles.
I'm not the same person, but they probably mean Tiles. It's tremendously useful.
Elixir brings back memories of ICS days. Didn't know it still existed. Try Tiles also if you're interested.
The app Tiles can add one, among many other things.
The ttiles app has a keep option. It will appear as a quick setting. Linkme:tiles
Playbot gave the wrong one, https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rascarlo.quick.settings.tiles
No problem. You can also add it as a quick setting using the app Tiles.
Need to execute this command adb shell pm grant com.rascarlo.quick.settings.tiles android.permission.WRITE_SECURE_SETTINGS
It might not show up right away in the tiles app. You need to turn off and on the AOD setting a few times for it to recognize it. https://github.com/TilesOrganization/support/wiki/How-to-enable-hidden-tiles
The setting is called "Always on" in the tiles app. At first I thought it was "Ambient Display" but it's not. I can't recall what the "Ambient Display" tile does.
Piano tiles isn't the one. Tiles is.
Well that's not what I wanted.
What I was attempting to link.
For Android users on Nougat and up
Tiles : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rascarlo.quick.settings.tiles
Customize the Quick Setting TIles, it is currently on sale for free.
You mean autohide? Yes, with the app called Tiles.
Download the Tiles app. Provides that option and so much more.
Tiles in app store can do that.
Choose which bar or both
Try Tiles: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rascarlo.quick.settings.tiles
I added a lock tile using this app -- which is an all around fantastic app in my experience.
I suggest using Tiles and add the Adaptive brightness tile.
and use Tiles to make a tile for it.
Here you go :)
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I second this, Tiles works well.
Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rascarlo.quick.settings.tiles
If it's not readily available, you can use a quick setting tile app, like Tiles--though there are free alternatives.
You could also use an automation app, like Automate, to toggle ringer mode through a tile, shortcut, etc.
You could install Tiles and put an immersive mode shortcut into the notification panel. Requires root.
Here you go!
Tiles is free for 4 days - ending today.
Grab it here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rascarlo.quick.settings.tiles&hl=en
I personality prefer it in my quick toggles.
Tiles - customise the Quick Settings panel with "up to 49 unique tiles".
This app works much better. It has an Immersive Mode tile you can add.
this one. Its a fantastic app.
Another option to above:
This app allows you to add a sync tile to quick settings. Is that what you are looking for?
Try this app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rascarlo.quick.settings.tiles
And yes I am the developer
Tiles is one of the better options, IMO
I use Tiles which offers such a feature among a ton of others. It's one of my most treasured downloads.
It's Tiles app by rascarlo.
This app will let you add a tile direct to NFC settings.
I recommend Rascarlo's Tiles - for your specific purpose , use the Immersive Mode tile.
I know about this app called Tiles, there's a lot of shortcuts that you can add, but it's paid.
This creates an icon for volumes which brings up a popup displaying multiple sliders
Quick Settings: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=it.simonesestito.ntiles
Alternatives exist, e.g. use Tiles to make a quick settings tile that triggers Immersive mode.
Tiles it should work on one ui.
The app Tiles can add this functionality to the notification panel
If you don't need a FOSS option I usually use https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rascarlo.quick.settings.tiles
I use Tiles: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rascarlo.quick.settings.tiles
This app let's you do it if you grant it the secure settings permission with ADB.
Try the Tiles app by Rascarlo. It just happens to be free right now
"Tiles" has a quick toggle setting for Caffeine.
If quick settings toggles are acceptable, the Tiles app has a USB debugging quick toggle
Link for those interested
You can add a calculator shortcut to the quick settings tiles in the notification shade.
You'll need root.
Without root you can use This app but you'll need a pc and adb it's a one time thing though.
There's a way to add a shortcut tile for this using the Tiles app and there's also another Free Alternative
This app will do it.
This app has its own quick toggle for bluetooth, that just toggles it.
I use Tiles
Tiles. The app is fucking amazing!
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rascarlo.quick.settings.tiles this will solve the problem
Tiles App can help with that. It can even do a conditional app-based immersive mode. Try!
Here's another option, although it's for a quick settings tile rather than desktop: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rascarlo.quick.settings.tiles
Works with ADB permission or root. It's what I use.
Tiles has a Heads-up notifications tile as well as many others.
The one button navigation screws it up, and Moto still hasn't fixed it. Luckily, it's easy to work around.
You can install either Tiles or Quick Settings to add an input method tile to the system quick settings pull-down. Just enable the "Input Method" tile in either app, then pull down the quick settings tray, tap the pencil icon to edit, and drag it up from the bottom to where you want it. Now you have a shortcut to change the keyboard at any time.
The apps are useful for a host of other neat quick settings tiles too, so you might find other useful tools. Some things require adb to give permission, but not the input method tile.
I downloaded Tiles app last night which let's you add shortcuts to the quick settings. I added the Ringer Mode with Show Dialog. Now I can pick which DND I want. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rascarlo.quick.settings.tiles
I started using the Tiles app to add a volume control to the quick settings.
It looks like this when activated. It's not perfect, but much better going into settings.
This app allows you to disable them through a custom QS tile, no root needed.
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Here's the link:
This isn't the solution you're looking for exactly but you can stick an NFC toggle in your quick settings with this app. Tiles
Since you have root, you should be able to use Tiles to control Android's stock night mode.
If you want f.lux to implement this, you need to contact the dev for a quick tile or Tasker integration
Perhaps with an app like this one? https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rascarlo.quick.settings.tiles
Try using "Tiles"
it has a monochrome toggle there I use on my OP5.
Try using this app to change DPI https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rascarlo.quick.settings.tiles&hl=en
The Tiles app could give you that toggle, as well as many others.
I use the app Tiles to put a shortcut on the notification shade (besides many other things the app brings)
You know the Tiles app by rascarlo recently added a quick tile for Always on display. The app itself is a dollar but worth it imo since this way you could quickly enable and disable the feature at night or whenever you want. Just a thought.
Try this app https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rascarlo.quick.settings.tiles
You could also use the app Tiles by Rascarlo https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rascarlo.quick.settings.tiles
Tiles app was suggested before as you can enable/disable Immersive mode without having to use adb everytime. I think it is a better way to go.
Yeah, the $0.99 one. Link here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rascarlo.quick.settings.tiles&hl=en
It modifies your quick tiles so it will need access to all the tiles inside the notification drop down. Try comparing the permissions to Tiles https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rascarlo.quick.settings.tiles Which is very similar
Yup. Some tiles require you to plug your phone into the computer and grant the secure settings permission to the app. But you only have to do that once.
Here's another app in the same vein of what you're looking to do
Tiles can do that too.
It's from the app Tiles, launches multi window
Tiles. If you're cool with using ADB I find this to be the most preferable as it's the most comprehensive and does the job best.
Otherwise you could use GMD. A lot of people like it because it's more simple to use, but I've found it to be kinda buggy, specifically in regards to using your keyboard
Yup, 100%. Right now I'm using a $1 app (requires root) called Tiles which enables immersive mode through a quick settings toggle. It's pretty nice and doesn't affect the keyboard like a lot of other solutions do. Sync taking up the whole screen is just so nice! It'd be awesome to have native integration.
I think you can get the previous behaviour back with the Tiles app.
With adding the Orientation lock tile and putting auto rotate in action, pressing the tiles would switch between portrait and auto rotate.
you can enable immersive mode without root using Tiles
I'm new to android just switched from Windows mobile, I have not used tiles, this is what you are talking about correct?
Was hoping their was just a single timer app that had some type of built in permissions I could enable that would keep the screen unlocked while it was on.
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About general settings - Watch this video
If you are new to Android download apps only from Playstore.
App Installation from apk files(Installation from unknown sources) is disabled by default by Android. It's for security reasons. Don't enable it until you are familiar with Android. If you need to enable it, you can always disable it after installing apk file. apkmirror.com is a trusted website to download apks in case you need it. But, If possible stick to the playstore apps.
Don't download cracked apps & games. Don't even search for it. You can buy apps from play store, It's safer option. You can also use "Google opinion rewards" app to earn google play credits. (Enough to buy 1-2 apps if you wait for 3-4 months)
Android provides an option to encrypt your device. On flagship devices, I don't think it will reduce performance that much. It is useful if you need more security.
Android doesn't need anti virus software. So, stay away from those apps. You should also stay away from Chinese apps like clean master, battery booster, cpu cooler, some flashlight apps with accesive permissions, UC browser, ram cleaner etc. Apps. These are just ad showing apps & doesn't work. If you have any doubt, you can always ask r/androidquestions about apps. Always check permissions before installing apps. And If an app is asking unnecessary permissions, find better alternative.
USB debugging is disabled by default in Android. If you want more security, keep it that way. It is useful for adb commands & for developers.
You can always disable app permissions after installing apps by going to settings > permissions. (It's location may be different on your device.)
You can set location accuracy to high, battery savings & GPS only. Use battery saving options when you are not using apps. When you open google maps, It asks for high accuracy gps settings. After using it you should manually set it to battery savings by going to settings > Location > GPS accuracy- Battery Saving.
Google also provide one option for more accurate location. It is WiFi scanning options. You should disable it to save battery.
When you see 3-vertical dotes in any app. By clicking it you can see more options. When you see 3 horizontal lines(Hamburger menu), By clicking on it or swiping from left edge to right you will see sliding tab menu. Also Android app takes advantage of long press. So, you can also try long pressing on something for example contacts for quick options. Here is the example of music app that has long press for quick options feature.
You don't need EXTRA lockscreen app to boost your security. Just use default Android lockscreen. And use password + Fingerprint for better security. If you use pattern method, try to use as many dots as possible for more security. It also makes it hard to guess.
You can change default apps. For example gallery app, browser app, music app, keyboard app etc.
Android is very customisable & you can change look & feel using launchers, icon apps, widget apps like kwgt,klwp, Zooper widgets etc. Nova launcher & action launchers are very good & popular launchers. If you want something simple you can also check Evie launcher & ASAP launcher.
Android supports file manager. Use good file manager apps like solid file explorer.
You can customise quick toggles using apps like Tiles.
XDA & Reddit is a good place to know more about Android & new apps. Developers post about their apps, You should also follow r/googleplaydeals for app discounts.
You can use apps like tasker, IFTTT, automate, macrodroid, llama for automation.
You are a new user. I will suggest you to go for stock Android device. Pixel 2 will launch on 4th October. However, If you choose Samsung phone, you will get some extra features. Most of the time new Samsung flagship phones are very smooth. But, stock Android is more fluid.
Flagship Android phones support 2 years of Android update. Google pixel phones support 2 years of Android updates & 3 years of security updates. After 2 years you may not get Android updates. That doesn't mean your phone will become useless. It's just that it may not get new features. However, If you change your phone every 2 or 2.5 year, It doesn't matter that much.
Ram management on Android & iOS works differently. Android provides true multi tasking. Because of that app can run in background and provide it's functionality. Download managers can download files in background. It's both good and bad. It's good because it provides awesome features. Sometimes it may use more battery because of bad written app. iOS doesn't allow this kind of things, It restricts apps. It also shrinks memory usage of background app. That's why 3 GB ram iPhone can keep apps in memory, For Android it will take 6 GB or more ram. But, In iOS you loose important features. Check this video for more information.
Buy a good flagship phone if you were iphone 6S or 7 user.
I'm no expert but users may be able to give the app permissions to write to secure settings through ADB, which doesn't require root, it's how apps like Tiles works
Try Tiles :)
The app is here. Explanation on how to grant permission for immersive mode here.
Think tiles can do it
Haven't gotten to try it yet tho
You can also use this to add the quick toggle
Here it is!
This app allows you to enter and exit immersive mode via a quick settings tile.
It requires a single adb command, FYI.
Tiles allows you to add a screenshot quick setting tile.
Having immersive mode helps. i use an app called Tiles.
however enabling immersive mode tile in quick settings require android sdk on your PC so you can run a command (no root needed). after that, you can toggle immersive mode, which hides the system bars. while you can already hide the nav bar in the latest updates, you cannot hide the status bar.
You could try an app such as Tiles to add more quick setting tiles. Tiles probably has the most quick setting tiles bundled together in an app, but its a paid app iirc. There's a bunch of other similar apps on the Play store that should be free though.
You can also use the Tiles app to add a quick setting to toggle hiding the status bar. (you will need to authorize it once with an adb command)
Have you considered this
Needs an adb command to make the Cellular Data tile effective. Seems to work for me.
Made a toggle for immersive mode. Turns off status bar and nav.
Also run Pie Controls on both sides so I can still access home/back/recents
Maybe there's some app like Tiles that can add a custom tile for that.
Meanwhile, the closest thing to what you were used to do is adding a settings widget to accessibility (long press your home screen>widget>settings>accessibility).
If you want a toggle switch, use Tiles. You'll have to give it some more permissions via ADB though.
However, I just did it through ADB commands since I don't need a toggle. Have it on all apps except Nova Launcher, Camera, and Settings (immersive settings causes some pop-up/dialog issues). This is the command I use:
adb shell settings put global policy_control immersive.navigation=apps,-com.teslacoilsw.launcher,-com.sec.android.app.camera,-com.android.settings
I've reached out to the developer of Tiles to see he if can add that as an option.
It is the paid app: Tiles
Dunno about the Samsung pay though. Is that a setting you setup in an app?
Edit: I played around with it a little bit, Yes it kinda does interfere with samsung pay. There is a gap on either side of the Samsung pay 'tab' at the bottom of the screen, and if you swipe up there it will only bring up the nav bar. If you swipe up in the middle where Samsung pay is, it will bring up Samsung Pay and the NavBar underneath it.
If you are on Nougat Tiles has a quick settings toggle for immersive mode and the app doesn't even need root, just a permission that's granted through ADB.
I've found Tiles to be better than GMD Immersive, because it doesn't leave the annoying red bar at the bottom, and it lets you quickly switch between showing and hiding the status and navigation bars. Also, it lets you add many other custom quick settings. I assume you won't be rooting, so you would just have to run a command through ADB if you're comfortable with doing that.
I use the app Tiles to have a tile in the quick settings where I can easily switch between sound, vibrate, and silent. Works like a charm. There are also a bunch of other useful tiles included.
Tiles lets you add a quick settings tile to toggle immersive mode.
Check out tiles. It's much better IMO https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rascarlo.quick.settings.tiles
Use Immersive Mode to keep the screen from burning in the bottom nav bar buttons
check out Tiles, it's the best in there market.
This app adds more tiles to the quick tiles in Nougat. Rotation lock is one of the tiles it adds.
Easiest way is to use this app. It adds a ton of new toggles and is a great app to have. It has a immersive toggle that you can enable via ADBif you arent rooted.
Get this app and use Immersive Mode.
In the playstore there are apps that let you add your own custom tiles to the quick tile settings. So you can get an auto brightness toggle back on a tile setting if you want.
This is the app I use, it's a paid app but there are also other similar ones that are free that may help you a little.
Install Tiles or a similar app, then you can turn on silent mode or vibration mode from the quick settings drawer.
Tiles has night mode
There are a few apps in the playstore that allows you to go in and customize shortcuts for the tile settings
Tiles is what I personally use
*Edit for link
It might be this but I don't use it, so I'm probably wrong. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rascarlo.quick.settings.tiles
I think it's this with the "Immersive Mode"
Tiles is very nice on nougat.
Edit: requires ~~root~~ developer options to be enabled
or maybe you could try this mate: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rascarlo.quick.settings.tiles
Download applications like Tiles or similar applications to add it to the notification panel.
Or just use the "do not disturb" option on the phone.
Are you willing to root? If so, this app will do that: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rascarlo.quick.settings.tiles
You can try Join instead of Push bullet if you want to pay a one time fee instead of a subscription. They're very similar, and have differences in favor of each.
Edit: which Tile app you meant?
I think your looking for an app called Tiles.
Use the Tiles app. Works great.
Android Nougat only: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rascarlo.quick.settings.tiles
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Tiles makes use of the new Quick Settings Tile API (https://developer.android.com/preview/api-overview.html#tile_api) to provide new tiles that can be added to Quick Settings to change settings and take quick actions without leaving the context of the current app.
Tiles also uses the new Awareness API (https://developers.google.com/awareness/overview) to get the weather conditions for the current location.
Applications: tap to show a list of all installed apps or launch your favorite.
Adaptive brightness: toggle adaptive and manual mode.
Brightness: toggle between high and low brightness according to the levels you set.
Calendar: start the calendar app and add event.
Call: open the phone app or make a call to the contact you set.
Camera: start the camera app in video or still image mode.
Email: open the email app or email the contact you set.
Lock: lock the device.
Timer: start a timer.
Weather: retrieve and display current weather conditions.