How to Open the Settings App in Windows 11

In this post, you will learn six different ways to access Windows 11’s Settings.

I will also show you how to make a shortcut to the Settings. Let’s start with the former.

Method #1

Open the Start menu.

Click on the Settings app in the search results after typing settings.

Method #2

To open the Settings app, press the Windows and I keys simultaneously.

Method #3

You can start the Settings by using the ms-settings: command in one of the following programs:

  • File Explorer address bar

You can also use the start ms-settings: command in one of the following programs to open Settings.

Method #4

Press Windows and X keys simultaneously.

Choose “Settings” from the Power user menu, located between “Task Manager” and “File Explorer.”

Method #5

Open the Start menu.

Click “Settings” in the “Pinned” section or you can click on All apps and then hit on Settings in the S section.

Method #6

Click on the Network icon in the taskbar.

Click on the Gear icon.

How to Create a Windows 11 Settings Shortcut

Create a Settings shortcut on your Windows 11 desktop or File Explorer by following the steps below.

Right-click on an empty area of the desktop or File Explorer.

Move the mouse over “New item” in the context menu. Click on “Shortcut.”

Enter ms-settings: in the “Create Shortcut” pop-up. Click on the “Next” button.

Enter the shortcut name if you dislike the suggested one.

Click the “Finish” button.