The Settings app is important and commonly used in Windows 10. Some program options or system preferences need to be set in the Settings app. There are many different ways you can open Settings. Now this page will show you eight ways to go to the Settings app in Windows 10.

8 Ways to go to Settings app in Windows 10

We summarize eight ways, from the simplest to a bit more cumbersome. 

Way 1: using keyboard shortcut

It is the fastest way to open the Settings app by pressing the Win+ I keyboard shortcut, if you use a physical keyboard on your Windows 10 device.

Press Win+ I

Way 2: via Personalize entry

Right click on Windows 10 desktop and then select the Personalize option from the context menu. This will go to the Personalization section of Settings. Then click the left arrow on the top left corner so that you can go to the home page of the Settings app.

Select Personalize

Way 3: from Start menu

Bring up the Start menu by pressing the Win key on your keyboard or clicking/tapping the Win icon on the left-lower corner of the desktop. Then click or tap the Settings app to access it.

Click Settings in Start menu

Way 4: through Search box

Click in the Search box next to the Win icon on the taskbar, and then type settings in the search box. The Settings app will show up under the ”Best match” result. Click the Settings app to start it.

Search settings in search box

Way 5: through Action Center

Click the Notification icon on the right side of the taskbar to bring up the Action Center. Then click the ”All settings” brick to go to the Settings app.

Click All settings in Action Center

Way 6: from File Explorer

Open Windows 10 File Explorer. Select This PC on the left side pane, select the Computer tab, and then click the Open Settings button so that you can go to the Settings app.

Click Open settings button

Way 7: through CMD

Step 1: Open Run dialog using the Win + R keyboard shortcut.

Step 2: Type cmd in the Run box and click OK. This will open the CMD window.

Type cmd in Run box

Step 3: In the CMD window, type ”start ms-settings:” (without quotation marks), and press Enter key. This will launch the Settings app.

Start Settings in CMD

Way 8: through PowerShell

Step 1: Open the Run dialog using Win + R keyboard shortcut.

Step 2: Type powershell in the Run box and click OK. This will open the standard Windows PowerShell window. You can, of course, run Windows PowerShell as administrator.

Type powershell in Run box

Step 3: In the PowerShell window, type the same command ”start ms-settings:” and hit Enter key to go to the Settings app.

Start Settings in PowerShell