Although we have more and more restrictions, it is true that we can continue customizing spaces like the notification panel and quick settings to give it that touch of its own on Android. It is exactly what we are going to teach you today.
And all with an app that works very well and that will give us all that functionality first. Let's say that this app is going to allow us to replace that boring notification panel, like the quick settings, with a personalized one to give it our touch even with a photograph. Go for it.
How to customize the notification panel and quick settings of our mobile
That panel of quick settings, and by the way Google is testing colored icons on Android 11, and the same one of the notifications is the one that we can customize with a different color to which we have in the own layer of the system of our mobile.
It not only tries to personalize the style, but it also gives us some advanced functions. It is the One Shade app that lets do all these little things and customizations. And it is that we are even going to be able to use a background photograph for that panel and thus give more space to that space that serves just what it is, notifications and those bland colors.
What must be said is that while in the free version offers us some options, it is with the premium version with which we will have access to the rest of the functions; something typical in this type of apps, although sometimes they give us a surprise with totally free apps.
One Shade requires us to activate three special permissions in order to operate with all its functions: writing settings, notifications and accessibility. Given these permissions, we can start configuring some of your options.
Customizing the panel and something else
From the main screen we have 5 main sections: Layout, Colors, Heads-up, Extras and Edge Trigger. If we enter Layouts we can configure the shape of the icons, the position of the clock, make the corners smaller, activate / deactivate the centered notifications, activate / deactivate the notification sections, pass the brightness slide to the header and a series of premium options. These are grid columns, row rows, and the number of tiles in the header.
In the colors section we can choose to change the background color, that of the active mosaic, the background of the notifications, the brightness slider and the premium option that treats the background color that is shown behind the content behind the panel. Another premium option, and very necessary if we want to radically change the notification panel, is the automatic dark mode. The rest of the options are for the background blur, the transparent notifications, the header and the amount of transparency; although this last option is premium.
As you can see we are facing an app that gives many customization options. Let's keep going. In the heads-up section we are left with three options: activate / deactivate the use of shadows for this option, color the small card with the notification color and deactivate it.
Then we have a series of extras such as the ability to create our own themes by having the option in One Shade of make a backup and restore it. And of course, the option to choose a profile photo for the background of the Android notification panel. What we liked is that we can even change the name of the operator that appears in this panel and the ability to automatically expand notifications to all, none or first. There are so many other options that we leave in the mystery of this section for you to discover for yourself.
Finally, in the fifth section of One Shade for Android we can activate what they call the "trigger" and which serves to replace that downward gesture to extend the notification panel. In other words, we can add a lateral one from any part of the screen. All one app to customize the notification panel experience and quick adjustments.