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IOS 11 Control Center

How to Customize and Use the iOS 11 Control Center

Apple's Software
September 21, 2017

One of the more notable changes in iOS 11 is the redesigned Control Center. Along with a new look, the important feature can now be customized with specific controls you use the most often. Here’s a quick how-to to make the most of the iOS 11 Control Center.

Head to Settings > Control Center > Customize Controls to add and organize what you can see.

Head to Settings > Control Center > Customize Controls to add and organize what you can see.

On either an iPhone or iPad using iOS 11, you can swipe up from the bottom edge of any screen to view Control Center. With an iPad, double-clicking the Home Button will also bring up the Control Center.

As you can see, the iOS 11 Control Center offers a number of toggle switches and also offers a nice amount of different information about your device. A long press or 3D Touch can sometimes be used to bring up even more options.

On the top left, you’ll see a section dedicated toward Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Airplane Mode, and a cellular radio. As we mentioned yesterday, please note that toggling off Bluetooth and Wi-Fi through Control Center won’t completely disable the protocols.

To the right on your iPhone and below that on an iPad is the media control section.

There are also other parts of the Control Center that can’t be changed, like the Rotation Lock and Do Not Disturb option.

When you’re ready to customize the section, head to Settings > Control Center > Customize Controls.

Here are all the options that you can choose to add to Control Center:

  • Flashlight
  • Timer
  • Calculator
  • Camera
  • Apple TV Remote
  • Screen Recording
  • Wallet
  • Low Power Mode
  • Accessibility Shortcuts
  • Alarm
  • Do Not Disturb While Driving
  • Guided Access
  • Magnifier
  • Notes
  • Stopwatch
  • Text Size
  • Voice Memos

Hit the “+” sign to add the feature to Control Center. selecting the “-“ sign will delete it. Tap and hold the hamburger button to place each control in the order you prefer.

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