For large lists of settings, cluster settings into multiple shorter lists. Arrange them according to the total number of settings in the Settings panel in your app.
7 or fewer
Don’t group at all.
9 to 10
Group related settings under one or two section dividers. For settings that can't be grouped:
- If important, list them at the top without a section divider.
- Otherwise, list them at the bottom with a section divider called "Other," in order of importance.
11 to 15
Group related settings under two to four section dividers. Combine sets of two related settings into a single setting.
For example, two related settings with checkboxes could combine into a single multiple-choice setting.
16 or more
Group four or more related settings under a subscreen. Use consistent terminology, making sure that the subscreen’s title matches the label of the setting which opens it.