Settle received widespread critical praise and was nominated for the 2013 Mercury Prize. The album debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart, selling 44,633 copies in its first week. It was certified gold by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) on 22 July 2013, and had sold 165,000 copies by late October 2013. A remix album titled Settle: The Remixes was released on 16 and 17 December 2013 in the United Kingdom and United States, respectively.
"Latch" was released as the lead single from the album on 8 October 2012. The song peaked at number eleven on the UK Singles Chart. It also charted in Australia, Belgium, Denmark, Ireland, France, the Netherlands, and the United States.
"White Noise" was released as the second single from the album on 1 February 2013. The song reached number two on the UK Singles Chart, becoming Disclosure's highest-peaking single to date. It also charted in Belgium and Ireland.
"You & Me" was released as the third single from the album on 28 April 2013. The song peaked at number ten on the UK Singles Chart.
"F for You" was released as the fourth single on 2 August 2013. The song charted at number twenty in the UK. The single was re-released on 5 February 2014 with Mary J. Blige providing guest vocals.
"Help Me Lose My Mind" was released as the album's fifth single on 25 October 2013. The song reached number fifty-six on the UK Singles Chart.
"Voices" was released as the album's sixth single on 13 December 2013.
An official remix of "Confess to Me" by Hannah Wants & Chris Lorenzo was released on 4 May 2014.
Settle received acclaim from music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 81, based on 31 reviews, which indicates "universal acclaim". Robert Copsey of Digital Spy gave the album a positive review stating: "Despite the list of vocalists reading like a who's who on the Hype Machine chart, Guy and Howard's presence is felt strongly throughout, although the featureless tracks 'Second Chance' and 'Grab Her' are the weaker on the collection. Regardless, much like Daft Punk's latest effort, Settle is an album that brings some sorely needed intelligence back to joyous dance-pop."
Eve Barlow of NME gave the album a positive review stating: "Throughout, Settle will blind you with so much sheen you’ll want to tile your bathroom in it. Sadly, the London Grammar-featuring 'Help Me Lose My Mind' is a bit of an unnecessary cool-down. Not to worry, Disclosuremania is clearly about to sweep the nation."