Great article/rant on bad examples of settings and good ways to solve them.. Here’s their summary: “Settings however used very infrequently are an important aspect of your product. When designing settings use clear titles and helper texts for not so straightforward settings. Make sure the settings are easy to find, make use of a search or group settings in a structured manner. A snapshot of the current status of the configuration helps users to choose the right setting.”
Designing Settings — Medium.