Android settings

To access your Android settings menu, you can try any one of the following.

  • Swipe open the notification pane on the screen using two fingers instead of one, and select Settings.
  • From your device's home screen, go to the All apps screen (usually by pressing an icon that looks like 9 dots) and find the Settings app.

The entries below contain documentation for the various subsections of Android's settings menu.


Displays a list of Wi-Fi access points, allows connecting to new Wi-Fi access points, and allows adjusting Wi-Fi settings.
Allows turning Bluetooth support on and off, and viewing and connecting to nearby Bluetooth devices.
Configures your Android device's ability to connect to mobile networks and use mobile Internet data.
Allows adjustment of screen brightness, how the screen goes to sleep and wakes, and the font size.
Controls the volume levels, ringtones, notification tones, vibrations and other sounds made by your Android device.
Controls the ability for Google and apps to access your location using GPS or Google location services.
Allows the configuration of a secret pattern, PIN or password to unlock the device, and offers some other configuration options for the lock screen.
Configure advanced security-related settings such as device encryption and certificates.
Various settings for backing up data on your device, or performing a factory reset.
Provides special features to help app developers test and diagnose their apps. This menu may be initially hidden.
Contains some information about your device and the version of Android running on it.