Control Center

Use Control Center for quick access to commonly used settings (Airplane mode, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, AirDrop, and AirPlay), apps (Flashlight, calculator, 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
• Use focus features
• Close Control Center
• Restrict Control Center access

Control Center gives you instant access to the Camera, AirDrop, AirPlay, 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. 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 mirroring, Focus modes, screen brightness, Flashlight, Clock/Alarm/Timer, Calculator, and Camera. Select the desired option.

Note: To edit what appears in the Control Center, from the home screen, select the settings app Settings app > Control Center > select the remove icon Remove icon to remove a control from the Control Center or select the add icon Add icon to add a control to the Control Center.

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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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BACK: Select the Back icon to replay a song.
PLAY: Select the Play icon to play a song.
SKIP: Select the Skip icon to skip to the next song.
VOLUME: Select and drag the Volume bar to the desired volume. 

Use focus features

Control Center also allows you to quickly access focus features such as Do Not Disturb and Sleep schedule. Select Focus and then select the desired focus mode.

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Close Control Center

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

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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 > scroll to and select Control Centeron switch Access Within Apps switch.

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