The Control Center of the iPhone or iPad is a feature that many take for granted – a side issue rather than something that best uses it to their advantage. The Control Center can be made available from any app from anywhere at any time. In iOS 13 and higher, and iPadOS, it serves as a shortcut to a range of device functions that you want to access immediately without having to search for the right app. You can turn Bluetooth on or off directly, have a song play or tap and drag to change the screen brightness or sound volume. We show you how you can take over the command center and make it your own.
The control center has a number of standard items, such as the ability to control your music, go to airplane mode, Do not disturb and the volume and screen brightness. In addition, there are a number of customizable items. For example, you can turn on the flashlight, change the font size, start the camera or calculator app, start a stopwatch, and more.
There are also numerous apps that you can add to the Control Center. To do this, go to Settings> Control Center> Adjust controls where you can see the standard functions at the top and also items that you can add to the list, including Do not disturb while driving, the Home app, energy-saving mode, magnifying glass, notes or QR code reader. You even have access to your Wallet if it is switched on. Some iPads may have variations of the Control Center widget list and skip Flashlight, Wallet, Calculator, and Voice Memos.
To access the Control Center from your lock screen, first check if this is enabled by going to > Touch of Face ID and access code> Control Center . You must enter your access code and turn on the Control Center switch.
Accessing the Control Center in iOS 1
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The following steps apply to all iPad models and all iPhone models without a Home button.  From the home screen or the lock screen of your iPhone or iPad, the Control Center is located in the upper right corner of the screen.
Customizing Control Center apps
Customizing the Control Center allows you to personalize these quickly accessible controls anywhere in iOS. This feature is available on iPhone and iPad and works the same on both devices. You need iOS 11 or higher to adjust the Control Center. Why bother? By adjusting the Control Center, you can quickly change the settings for the functions you use most often. Do you want to include an announcement or a set of instructions? Add the & # 39; s voice memo. Do you want to dim the light in the nursery? Add home controls. Follow the steps below to adjust the Control Center.
- Go to Settings> Control Center .
- Tap Adjust controls .
- Tap the green Plus icon to add controls to the center.
- Tap the red minus sign to remove the controls from the center.
- To rearrange the controls in the center, hold down next to the controls and drag them to the desired order.
You can choose to open the Control Center only from the home page or from any app in which you work. To do this, go to Settings> Control Center> Access within apps and switch the control on or off.
You can add or remove apps from the Control Center with the existing buttons, but some have more functionality. Notes serves to launch that app, so you can choose from a new note, checklist, photo or to scan a document. You can add the saving mode, the magnifying glass and more. Adding text size means that you can drag up and down on the right side to make text larger or smaller. With Flashlight you get a variety of different flashlight levels and with the Timer you tap it and then start directly to the Clock app. For the calculator you can copy or tap the last result to jump to the app. Tap and hold in front of the camera and go directly to a certain mode – selfie, video, slo-mo – instead of just a quick tap to start the camera.
Control Center looks like the iPad. The Control Center is revealed by pulling it down on the right side of the screen and, unlike iOS, it also contains the most recent apps that you have used. Although it is arranged somewhat differently, the buttons are the same and have the same functions.
Each Control Center operation has a specific function. In addition to switching on and off, some modules are expanded or offer additional options if you hold down a control. Hold icons for airplane mode, AirDrop, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, mobile or personal hotspot and view additional options. In iOS 13 or iPadOS 13.1 there are more options for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth – a list of nearby wireless networks or the ability to connect to a specific Bluetooth device.
What you cannot control
At this time, only built-in Apple apps and controls are available for the Control Center. Some widgets cannot be removed from Control Center, for example the spacious Screen Mirroring button, despite the fact that many users do not use it, and the music control. Control for Wi-Fi, networks, Bluetooth, AirDrop, Cellular, Volume, Screen Orientation Rotate Lock and Brightness are all permanent fixtures within the Control Center. Some controls are only available for specific devices, such as Personal Hotspot and Cellular controls that are available on iPhones and iPads with mobile devices.