Customize Every App’s Settings With Xposed Module

Customize Every App’s Settings With Xposed Module

Compared to iOS and Windows, Android offers freedom. With Android, you have the ability to do anything on your device, making it truly yours. Android even assists you in various scenarios.

We previously discussed an app, AppConfig, that exemplifies this point. It allows you to customize Android settings for individual apps, based on your preference. For example, if you want video playing apps like MX Player or YouTube to always open in full screen mode with maximum brightness, AppConfig can accomplish that for you.

The AppConfig app didn’t need root access and was designed for easy installation and usage. However, it felt limiting, like removing an angel’s wings. Unlike AppConfig, the Xposed module’s App Settings feature is versatile and powerful, allowing for in-depth customization of app settings. Now, let’s proceed with the installation and review.

Installing App Settings from Xposed

To install App Settings, Xposed module should be installed on the device. Open the Download section and search for App Settings. The module is stable and can be installed on any Android device running Xposed framework. Once installed, activate the module and reboot the phone for the changes to take effect.

Helpful Tip: If your phone is rooted, but you are not aware about Xposed settings, read our detailed guide on how you can install Xposed framework on the device.

Using App Settings

The app is complicated as it lists the package name of each installed app. But you can change the settings of system apps on the device. Let’s pick one and see the options the app provides. I would choose the Album (Gallery) app.

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Customize Every App’s Settings With Xposed ModuleCustomize Every App’s Settings With Xposed Module

When you open the app, you have access to a range of settings. In addition to the standard options like orientation and screen brightness, you can also adjust the DPI and font scale. However, it’s important to be cautious when making changes in these areas, as an incorrect value could lead to the app repeatedly closing unexpectedly.

Customize Every App’s Settings With Xposed ModuleCustomize Every App’s Settings With Xposed Module

Settings like “Insistent notifications” loop the notification sound for a specific app, ensuring you respond to incoming notifications for that app but also draining the battery. “Show in recents” hides an app from the recent application list. Other settings are straightforward to deal with.

The app list can be filtered to display apps with specific changes made, making it easy to revert back to default if needed.

Customize Every App’s Settings With Xposed Module

One advantage of the app is that it manages app permissions. If you don’t want an app to communicate or use location data, you can disable specific permissions.

Customize Every App’s Settings With Xposed ModuleCustomize Every App’s Settings With Xposed Module

Cool Tip: Reading permissions on the App Manager can be tricky. To revoke individual permissions, use the XPrivacy module for Xposed.

After saving the setting, kill the individual apps before relaunching them. Changes will not take effect if the app is still in memory.

Conclusion

To get flexible settings for every app on your Android, you can use root access. If you don’t have root access, you can check out the AppConfig for your Android.

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