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How to Access/Change the Quick Settings


Instructions for accessing and configuring the Quick Settings on a console in the Nintendo Switch family.

Additional Information:

Quick Settings are 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.

  • Within the Quick Settings screen you can access the following options:
    • Sleep Mode - Set the console to sleep mode.
    • Automatic Brightness (Nintendo Switch console only) - 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 near-field communication. 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 LCD screen and enable Bluetooth communications within System Settings > Flight Mode > Controller Connection (Bluetooth), otherwise you will not be able 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 screen