standard Windows Phone’s Settings Menu Mess; End the Madness



The folks over at setentaydos did an extensive comparison of the settings menu lists, between Android (lollipop), iOS 8 and Windows Phone 8.1. Of all the features of Windows Phone, the settings menu is the most nonsensical and irritating part.

The settings menu follows no logical ordering, or easy to arrange layout; or even an alphabetical display. Instead every time a new setting option is added it’s randomly thrown in there creating an even bigger miss.

Starting with the dead space on the settings menu (as seen above), both Android and iOS only take up 11%, compared to the 23% on Windows Phone. Furthermore the settings list on Windows Phone is longer than the vertical layout on both Android and iOS combined, and shows absolutely no logical sense of ordering (as seen below).

Although the people who put together the comparison didn’t offer any solutions to Windows Phone’s problems, at worst this does highlight how disastrous of a layout the settings menu on Windows Phone is.




  • B.Srikanth

    Cant scroll that long menu. LOL They should group the related items.

    • Mindprison

      Yeap, I hope they will fix it with Windows 10 :)

  • D Harries

    Personally, I don’t have a problem with it. It’s a free scrolling menu, as long as I know where everything is, most used things at the top.

  • Eyoldaith

    I’m pretty sure they sorted them so that the ones that people use the most are at the top and the ones people use the least are at the bottom~