The Machine UI tuner hasn’t ever truly been a function for the loads. It was once some way of hiding experimental options from the vast majority of customers — you needed to lengthy press the short settings cog to turn on it — whilst nonetheless letting the extra inquisitive people mess around if we wanted. Within the early Oreo developer previews there have been slightly a couple of attention-grabbing issues in there, however by way of DP3 it was once decreased to simply a few standing bar and DND settings. In Android P, apparently to were got rid of totally.

One of the crucial options up to now discovered within the Machine UI tuner settings have graduated into Android correct, akin to demo mode (now known as ‘Machine UI demo mode‘ in developer choices), battery proportion within the standing bar, and picture-in-picture mode. Others, together with further navigation bar buttons and customizable lockscreen shortcuts, did not slightly make the grade.

That is simply the primary developer preview of Android P, so we will’t make sure that Google would possibly not reinstate a Machine UI Tuner of a few type in long run releases. That is what the previews are for, finally, and we will be expecting lots of additional additions and removals down the road. Let’s hope there are some thrilling new options within the works that merely are not able to be sampled but.

On the other hand, it is conceivable that it nonetheless exists however its means of activation has been modified. If any of you’ve got stumbled upon it, do tell us.