The Control Center on your Apple Watch is a quick way to check the battery, activate modes such as SIlent and Airplane mode, and perform other actions. Here̵
How to open the Control Center
From the watch face, swipe up from the bottom of the screen to open the Control Center. You can then swipe or use the Digital Crown to scroll.
If you are on another screen, touch and hold the bottom of the screen and swipe up. You cannot open the Control Center from the Home screen (the screen with all your apps).
Swipe down from the top of your screen to close the Control Center. You can also press the Digital Crown. (That’s the wheel on the side of your watch.)
Everything the control center does
The Control Center has packed in many functions. These are the main options in the Control Center, from left to right:
That’s a lot of different icons!
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Add or remove icons
Some functions are hidden by default. To add them to your Control Center, open the Control Center, scroll down and tap ‘Edit’. Under ‘More’ you can see any hidden functions. Tap the green ‘Plus’ button to add the icons, then tap ‘Done’.
On the other hand, you can clean up your Control Center by removing features that you don’t use. Open the Control Center, scroll down to the bottom and tap ‘Edit’. Tap the red dash (minus sign) next to the features you want to hide.
Note: You will not always see every icon. For example, you won’t see the Cellular icon unless you have an Apple Watch with Cellular and GPS. Likewise, the Walkie Talkie app must be installed to see the icon.
How to move icons in the control center
You can also move these icons for faster access to your favorite functions. Open the Control Center, scroll down and tap “Edit”, tap and hold an icon and drag it to where you want it. Tap “Done” when you’re happy with things.