How to Customize Galaxy S9 Notification Bar

In this guide, we’ll explain how to customize the Galaxy S9 notification bar and why you might want one. 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.

Swipe down from the top of the screen and you’ll see some Quick Settings controls and recent notifications. Scroll down a second time and you will get an expanded view of your entire notification bar.

Everything here is fully customizable, allowing you to do more with your phone. So, rather than cluttering the settings menu on your phone, change it according to your personal needs.

How to Customize Galaxy S9 Notification Bar

Watch our hands-on video above to get started. You’ll have the same software controls and customization options as on the Galaxy S8, but on the Galaxy S9. Scroll down twice and you will get more options and you will see 3 dots at the top. This is where you start with customization.

The first option after tapping the three dots is the button row. From here, you can bring forward the quick settings and options that you use the most. That way, you don’t have to constantly scroll down twice to see the icon you want to interact with. There are WiFi, Bluetooth, and the things I use the most in the beginning. Press and hold the icons and drag them to where you want them.

Or tap to change the number of apps and settings you see on the screen. You can choose between owners.

By choosing something like 5×3, you’ll have more options and control at your fingertips. Not only will you see more, but the ones you need are easier to find and use. Note that there is no way to remove the permanent brightness slider, but you can move it to the bottom. Also, you can turn off the WiFi notification, but it will return later.

Other Customization

Additionally, there are a few more steps owners can take to customize the notification bar area. Add font size, time, battery percentage number or even different colors.

This is to replace part of the head and choose a new theme. Most themes completely change the color of the notification bar, quick settings and other features of your device. Similar to what you see in our hands-on video above or the screenshot below.

Next, go and add a battery percentage if you want. Or you can set your phone to show only recent notifications. That way you won’t have 5-6 icons at the top of your screen. This keeps things neat and tidy by limiting them to three.

Finally, go to to change the size of text or icons. You can change your font, style, icons, size of text, and even the overall scale and size of the content on your screen.

All of these options will give you an enhanced and more personalized experience on your Galaxy S9. While you’re here, learn how to change the lock screen and wallpaper or use the Blue Light filter. Enjoy your more personalized Galaxy S9 and leave a comment below if you have any questions or concerns.

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