Configuring Unified Settings - AWS Management Console

Configuring Unified Settings

You can configure settings and defaults, such as display, language, and Region, from the AWS Management Console Unified Settings page. You can access Unified Settings via the navigation bar in Unified Navigation. The visual mode and default language can also be set directly from the navigation bar. These changes apply to all service consoles.

Important

To ensure that your settings, favorite services, and recently visited services persist globally, this data is stored in all AWS Regions, including Regions that are disabled by default. These Regions are Africa (Cape Town), Asia Pacific (Hong Kong), Asia Pacific (Hyderabad), Asia Pacific (Jakarta), Europe (Milan), Europe (Spain), Europe (Zurich), Middle East (Bahrain), and Middle East (UAE). You still need to manually enable a Region to access it and to create and manage resources in that Region. If you don't want to store this data in all AWS Regions, choose Reset all to clear your settings, and then opt out of remembering recently visited services in Settings management.

Accessing Unified Settings

The following procedure describes how to access Unified Settings.

To access Unified Settings
  1. Sign in to the AWS Management Console.

  2. In the navigation bar, choose the gear icon.

  3. To open the Unified Settings page, choose More user settings.

    Account menu with the More user settings option highlighted

Resetting Unified Settings

You can delete all Unified Settings configurations and restore the default settings by resetting Unified Settings.

Note

This affects multiple areas of AWS, including favorite services in navigation and the Services menu, recently visited services on Console Home widgets and in the AWS Console Mobile Application, and all settings that apply across services, such as default language, default Region, and visual mode.

To reset all Unified Settings
  1. Sign in to the AWS Management Console.

  2. In the navigation bar, choose the gear icon.

  3. Open the Unified Settings page by choosing More user settings.

  4. Choose Reset all.

Editing Unified Settings

The following procedure describes how to edit your preferred settings.

To edit Unified Settings
  1. Sign in to the AWS Management Console.

  2. In the navigation bar, choose the gear icon.

  3. Open the Unified Settings page by choosing More user settings.

  4. Choose Edit next to your preferred settings:

    • Localization and default Region:

      • Language lets you select the default language for console text.

      • Default Region lets you select a default Region that applies each time you log in. You can select any of the available Regions for your account. You can also select the last used Region as your default.

        To learn more about Region routing in the AWS Management Console, see Choosing a Region.

    • Display:

      • Visual mode lets you set your console to light mode, dark mode, or the default display mode of your browser.

        Dark mode is a beta feature and might not apply across all AWS service consoles.

      • Favorites bar display toggles the Favorites bar display between the full service name with its icon or only the service's icon.

      • Favorites bar icon size toggles the size of the service icon on the Favorites bar display between small (16x16 pixels) and large (24x24 pixels).

    • Settings management:

      • Remember recently visited services lets you choose if the AWS Management Console remembers your recently visited services. Turning this off also deletes your recently visited services history, so you will no longer see recently visited services in the Service menu, AWS Console Mobile Application, or on Console Home widgets.

  5. Choose Save changes.

Change visual mode of AWS Management Console

Your visual mode sets your console to light mode, dark mode, or the default display mode of your browser.

To change the visual mode from the navigation bar
  1. Sign in to the AWS Management Console.

  2. In the navigation bar, choose the gear icon.

  3. For Visual mode, choose Light for light mode, Dark for dark mode, or Browser default for the default display mode of your browser.

Changing default language from the navigation bar

The following procedure describes how to change the default language using the navigation bar.

Note

You can also change your default language from the Unified Settings page. For more information, see Editing Unified Settings

To change the default language from the navigation bar
  1. Sign in to the AWS Management Console.

  2. In the navigation bar, choose the gear icon.

  3. For Language, choose Browser default or the preferred language from the dropdown list.