S Finder and Quick Connect are two useful options located inside the notification panel on the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge. Samsung has included these two options inside the notification drawer since the Samsung Galaxy S5 and has continued the trend with the latest flagships.
S Finder is a neat option which allows the user to quickly find everything on the phone. It is a universal search option. Once you insert a word, the phone will search for every file with that name, including videos, images, songs, contacts and applications. It is a useful feature that many people use. Quick Connect is another useful option that quickly connects the phone to other smart devices.
For easier accessibility, Samsung has put both options in the notification drawer under the brightness slider. If someone wants to search for something on his phone, he has to swipe down to launch the notification drawer and select one of the two settings.
However, not all users are keen seeing S Finder and Quick Connect every time they open the notification panel. While some may find these options useful, some might find them annoying and want to remove them. Luckily, there is a simple method to remove S Finder and Quick Connect options from the notification drawer on the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge.
How To Remove S Finder & Quick Connect From Notification Panel on Samsung Galaxy S6 & S6 edge
If you have the AT&T or Verizon variant of the Samsung Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 edge, you will notice that there are no S Finder or Quick Connect settings. This is because these carriers have already removed them. We are going to trick the phone into thinking that it is running on an AT&T or Verizon firmware to remove the settings.
Note: This method requires root. Check this guide to root your device.
- Download a special file explorer from the Play Store like Root Explorer or ES File Explorer.
- Launch the file explorer program and head over to the root storage of your device.
- Open the System folder and find a file called build.prop.
- Long tap on it and select Open via text editor.
- If the app gives you a warning that the system is read only, tap the little Mount R/W button to allow write access.
- Open the file and search for the following code:
- Samsung Galaxy S6 – ro.product.name=zerofltexxx
- Samsung Galaxy S6 edge – ro.product.name=zeroltexxx
- Change the line to the following:
- AT&T – ro.product.name=zerolteatt
- Verizon – ro.product.name=zeroltevzw
- Save the file and reboot your phone.
Now when you open the notification panel you will no longer see the S Finder or Quick Connect buttons. If you regret later and want those two features again, simply rewrite the line and reboot your device.