Are you using control panel?

Black Magic

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While in theory I think Control Center is good idea. In practice though, I find myself rarely using it. Flashlight being the app I use the most frequently in control panel. Are there others out there that use the heck out of this feature or is this something that you rarely use as well? I'm wondering if it needs to be tweaked to add a little more value. Your thoughts?
 
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alannow

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Sep 20, 2013
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It would be great to have the ability to customize the control panel buttons (as I never use the calculator, timer, flashlight, or airdrop). If I could replace these with settings, mail, or safari, I would definitely use it every day.
 

JohnLT13

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Dec 9, 2012
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It would be great to have the ability to customize the control panel buttons (as I never use the calculator, timer, flashlight, or airdrop). If I could replace these with settings, mail, or safari, I would definitely use it every day.
This^^^^^^. If I could customize then it would be of more use to me.
 

sunking101

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Sep 19, 2013
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I use it very infrequently, for the portrait lock and the flashlight. If it were programmable then I would use it far more.
 

GreyOS

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Apr 12, 2012
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Yes, every day
Orientation lock
Brightness
Music
Flashlight
Timer (mainly to get to Alarm quickly)
Camera
 

SomeGuyDude

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Mar 19, 2011
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I use it for pretty much everything except Airdrop and Bluetooth. I use Flashlight fairly often, music controls constantly, camera and clock daily, calculator pretty often (particularly at the gym).

What really, REALLY needs fixed is the pulldown menu. It's worthless.
 

C DM

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Oct 17, 2011
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Use it a lot at least for the camera so that I can access it the same way pretty much from anywhere. Sometimes for some other things like some of the toggles, flashlight, calculator, etc.
 

7thson

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May 13, 2012
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I'll add my voice to the echo and to say that I use it everyday, many times a day. I'd love to be able to customize it, but I'm not overly optimistic Apple will deign to grant us such liberties.
 

takeshi74

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Feb 9, 2011
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I use it all the time. Even more so with some of the tweaks out there for JB'ed devices.
 

SandboxGeneral

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Sep 8, 2010
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I use it frequently to turn airplane mode on/off, wifi on/off, play, pause and switch tracks in music and adjust brightness and volume.


This is a very useful feature for me.
 

atmc

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Jun 28, 2009
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It is a usefull feature, but I don't use it a lot. I leave bluetooth and wifi always on. Basically I just use it for AirDrop, Do Not Disturb, and for other specific situations.

It would be good if we could switch off/on cellular data from Control Center. Not that I use it a lot (in fact, I have it always on), but in some specific situation if I need to save battery it would be good if I could do this from CC.
 

maflynn

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May 3, 2009
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I find it very useful and use it quite often. I've moved off the iPhone (still use it for the iPad) and its one area that I find lacking on my current phone.
 

cablechris

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Apr 7, 2014
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I made the move to iOS from android because of it. I used a widget on my other phones for all of that stuff and I used it all the time. It was something I was not going to give up on a phone. When I seen that iOS 7 was going to have the same I bought on launch day 9/20!
 

FSMBP

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Jan 22, 2009
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I use it all day. Erry-day.

Seriously though - I use it multiple times a day for: Volume, Brightness, DnD and Orientation Lock.
 

cynics

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Jan 8, 2012
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Are you using control panel?

All the time. It'd be easier for me to list the things I don't use in control panel then things I do.

Edit : I just looked and I use everything in control panel near daily. The exception is the torch, only because my EDC includes a dedicated flashlight. But I'll still use it on occasion.
 
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sflomenb

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Jul 22, 2011
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I use it many times every day, one of the best iOS 7 features. Very welcomed addition. I toggle Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Orientation Lock multiple times each day.
 

joejoejoe

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multiple times a day every day

brightness
flashlight
wifi
timer (to get to alarm)

etc

i understand how customization could be useful, but also get apple's desire to keep things consistent across devices. if CC went full screen like notification center, there'd be room for more (iOS 8?). not to mention larger screen iphones could allow for more as well.

the only thing i hate is how the screen gets dimmed when control center is pulled up (in ipad). difficult to adjust to the right brightness and find myself going back and forth to get it right.