Action - Set System Setting

The action Set System Setting stores the specified value in the settings database of the system.

Warning: Modifying system settings to unsupported values can possibly harm your device or crash the system. Use at your own risk!

Note: Changes to some settings are not immediately picked up by the system but require an additional event to occur like turning the screen off and back on. Some settings need to be changed by special APIs, changing the value of such settings in the settings database are ignored by the system.

Note: adb can be used on some versions of Android to grant the permissions to modify settings from category secure and global without root:

  1. Install adb on a computer (search internet on how to install adb)
  2. enable USB Debugging in System settings -> Developer options on your Android device
  3. connect your Android device to the computer
  4. execute following command in a terminal: adb shell pm grant ch.gridvision.ppam.androidautomagic android.permission.WRITE_SECURE_SETTINGS

 

Examples:
  • Change the value of a ROM specific setting not available in a regular action in Automagic
Settings working on different devices (not available on all devices)
Pulse notification light/LED
Category: System
Name: notification_light_pulse
Value: 0 = off
1 = on
Night mode (Android 7+, when activated in System UI tuner)
Category: Secure
Name: twilight_mode
Value: 0 = off
1 = on
2 = automatic
Location mode
Category: Secure
Name: location_mode
Value: 0 = location mode off
1 = Device only
2 = Battery saving
3 = High accuracy

Alternatively:
Category: Secure
Name: location_providers_allowed
Value: +gps = turn GPS on
-gps = turn GPS off
+network = turn Network on
-network = turn Network off
Warning: Only change one value at a time! Changing multiple values at once will result in an inconsistent setting value which can only be fixed by a factory reset.
Mobile data
Category: Global
Name: mobile_data
Value: 0 = mobile data off
1 = mobile data on
LG specific settings (not available on all devices)
Pulse notification light/LED
Category: System
Name: lge_notification_light_pulse
Value: 0 = off
1 = on
Samsung S3 specific settings (not available on all devices)
Driving mode
Category: System
Name: driving_mode_on
Value: 0 = off
1 = on
Power saving mode
Category: System
Name: psm_switch
Value: 0 = off
1 = on
Blocking mode
Category: System
Name: dormant_switch_onoff
Value: 0 = off
1 = on
Multi window mode
Category: System
Name: multi_window_enabled
Value: 0 = off
1 = on
S Beam mode
Category: System
Name: sbeam_mode
Value: 0 = off
1 = on
Vibration intensity
Category: System
Name: VIB_RECVCALL_MAGNITUDE
VIB_NOTIFICATION_MAGNITUDE
VIB_FEEDBACK_MAGNITUDE
Value: 0 = weak to
5 = strong
Samsung S5 specific settings (not available on all devices)
Car mode
Category: System
Name: car_mode_on
Value: 0 = off
1 = on
Power saving mode
Category: System
Name: powersaving_switch
Value: 0 = off
1 = on
Blocking mode
Category: System
Name: dormant_switch_onoff
Value: 0 = off
1 = on
Multi window mode
Category: System
Name: multi_window_enabled
Value: 0 = off
1 = on
Toolbox
Category: System
Name: toolbox_onoff
Value: 0 = off
1 = on
Smart stay
Category: System
Name: intelligent_sleep_mode
Value: 0 = off
1 = on
Smart pause
Category: System
Name: smart_pause
Value: 0 = off
1 = on
Touch sensitivity
Category: System
Name: auto_adjust_touch
Value: 0 = off
1 = on
Vibration intensity
Category: System
Name: VIB_RECVCALL_MAGNITUDE
VIB_NOTIFICATION_MAGNITUDE
VIB_FEEDBACK_MAGNITUDE
Value: 0 = weak to
5 = strong
CyanogenMod specific settings (not available on all devices)
Expanded desktop
Category: System
Name: expanded_desktop_state
Value: 0 = off
1 = on
Settings
Category
  • System: for regular settings
  • Secure: for settings which can usually not be modified
  • Global: for global settings valid for all users of the device (Android 4.2+)
Name
The name of the setting to modify. Variables are supported.
Value
The value to store in the system settings database. Variables are supported.