Control Center

Use Control Center for quick access to commonly used settings (Airplane mode, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, AirDrop, and Screen Mirroring), apps (Flashlight, notes, timer, and camera), and more.


In this tutorial, you will learn how to:

• Open Control Center
• Access and use connectivity controls
• Use app and feature controls
• Use music controls
• Restrict Control Center access
• Close Control Center

Control Center gives you instant access to the Camera, AirDrop, Screen Mirroring, Timer, audio playback controls, and other handy features.

Note: You can adjust the brightness, lock the screen in portrait orientation, turn wireless services on or off, and turn on AirDrop to exchange photos and other items with nearby iOS 8 or later devices that support AirDrop.

Open Control Center

To access the Control Center, swipe down from the upper right corner of any screen.

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Access and use connectivity controls

From the Control Center, select and hold the center of the Connectivity section to access additional connectivity controls.

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To quickly enable or disable Airplane mode, Wi-Fi, AirDropCellular Data, Bluetooth, and Personal Hotspot, select the desired icon.

Note: Alternately, you can quickly select Airplane mode, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Cellular Data directly from the Control Center.

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Use app and feature controls

Control Center also gives you quick access to these features and apps: Screen-Orientation Lock, Screen ProjectingDo Not Disturb mode, Screen Brightness, Silent Mode, Clock/Alarm/Timer, Notes, and Camera. Select the desired option.

Note: To edit what appears on Control Center, from the home screen, select the settings app Settings app > Control Center > Customize Controls > edit Control Center as desired.

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Use music controls

Control Center also allows you to access your Music. Select the desired icon to control your music from the Control Center.

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Restrict Control Center access

If you don’t want Control Center to be accessible while using apps, from the home screen select the settings app Settings app > Control Centeron switch Access Within Apps switch.

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Close Control Center

To close Control Center, swipe up from the bottom of the screen.

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