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How to Access/Change Quick Settings


Instructions for accessing and configuring Quick Settings on Nintendo Switch.

Additional Information:

Quick Settings is a group of frequently used settings that can be invoked at any time. They will be displayed on the right side of the screen.

Complete These Steps:

To access Quick Settings:

Press and hold the HOME Button for at least one second. hac-button-home.png

  • Within the Quick Settings menu you can access the following options:
    • Sleep Mode - Set the console to sleep mode.
    • Automatic Brightness - Enable/disable screen brightness adjustment based on ambient brightness.
    • Screen Brightness - Manually adjust screen brightness.
    • Volume Control - Adjust the volume on the console speakers.
    • Flight Mode - Disable all wireless communication functionality, including internet communication, local communication, Bluetooth and NFC. Some types of wireless communication can still be switched on manually when the console is in flight mode.


      If the Joy-Con controllers are detached from the console when flight mode is activated (tabletop mode), you must tap the screen and enable Bluetooth communications within System Settings > Flight Mode > Controller Connection (Bluetooth) in order to operate the console with the Joy-Con controllers.

To exit Quick Settings, perform one of the following actions:

  • Press the B Button
  • Press the HOME Button
  • Tap outside of the Quick Settings menu