As with many aspects of a user interface, Samsung’s changes to Android’s volume panel are controversial. Between the different orientation and the alternative design, it is not for everyone. Fortunately for Android purists, there is an app to solve this problem.
This app does more than change the direction of the panel to vertical; it matches layered Android design. And best of all, it’s customizable. While this guide focuses on switching to the Pixel design, take some time afterwards to play with the app’s settings, as there are several unique features that enhance the volume panel.
Step 1: Download Ultra Volume
Go to the Play Store and download the Ultra Volume app. While the app has a pro version, you only need the free version to switch to layered Android layout.
Step 2: Switch to the Android volume panel
Open Ultra Volume and select “Start”. Activate the “Accessibility Access” button within the prompt and you will be redirected to the Accessibility page in Settings. Select “Ultra Volume” in the menu, activate the switch and then select “Allow”.
Back on the Ultra Volume main page, select “Skin”. Select “Android 10” from the list. Now, when you press the volume rocker, the Android 10 volume panel appears.
Step 3: Match accent colors (optional)
As you can see, the accent colors are wrong if you want that Pixel look. To change them, select “Settings” from the Ultra Volume main menu and select “Accent Color”.
Selecting this changes the accent color of your current theme. If you use both themes, you can change the accent color of the opposite theme by selecting the opposite theme button and selecting “Accent color”.
By default, the Pixel units are set to blue. We did the hard work because you found the exact blue that they use for dark theme and light. Select the text field and enter the following hex code (ignore “#”):
Light – # 1a73e8
Dark – # 8ab4f8
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