How to set up your own Notifications draw

Use Snap Swipe Drawer to create your own custom notifications draw and populate it with widgets

Set up your own notifications drawer

Set up your own notifications drawer

The Notifications drawer has been a big part of Android ever since its inception. It’s a quick way to access a variety of settings, notifications and other handy tools. Snap Swipe Drawer takes things one step further, letting you set up another customised drawer that you can populate with the widgets you want to use. It’s really easy to set up and means you can do the things you most often do with your phone or tablet that much quicker.

Once you have added a widget to your drawer, you can resize it if you’re not perfectly happy. Go to the main screen of the app and then tap the widget that you would like to change and adjust the numbers. It may take some trial and error to get it right for you.

If you’re using the latest version of Android (6.0), you will need to go through an extra step in order to use the app. You must give the app permissions to overlay itself on everything. Fortunately, it will logically walk you through the steps to do so.

Head to the settings from the main screen of the app and you will be able to set up the widgets drawer over your lockscreen. This will give you a quick way to check a variety of things without having to unlock your Android device.