Are you using control panel?

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by Black Magic, Apr 6, 2014.

  1. Black Magic, Apr 6, 2014
    Last edited: Apr 6, 2014

    Black Magic macrumors 68000

    Black Magic

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2012
    #1
    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?
     
  2. dannyyankou macrumors 603

    dannyyankou

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2012
    #2
    I use it all the time to control my music, turn off wifi, Bluetooth, and do not disturb.
     
  3. antiprotest macrumors 65816

    antiprotest

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2010
  4. alannow macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2013
    #4
    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.
     
  5. JohnLT13 macrumors 6502a

    JohnLT13

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2012
    Location:
    Boston (aka Red Sox Nation)
    #5
    This^^^^^^. If I could customize then it would be of more use to me.
     
  6. sunking101 macrumors 603

    sunking101

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2013
    #6
    I use it very infrequently, for the portrait lock and the flashlight. If it were programmable then I would use it far more.
     
  7. GreyOS macrumors 68030

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2012
    #7
    Yes, every day
    Orientation lock
    Brightness
    Music
    Flashlight
    Timer (mainly to get to Alarm quickly)
    Camera
     
  8. Nolander07 macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2012
    #8
    Yes, many times a day for DND, flashlight, occasionally music and camera.
     
  9. SomeGuyDude macrumors 6502a

    SomeGuyDude

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2011
    Location:
    NEPA
    #9
    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.
     
  10. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2011
    #10
    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.
     
  11. 7thson macrumors 6502a

    7thson

    Joined:
    May 13, 2012
    Location:
    Six Rivers, CA
    #11
    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.
     
  12. BvizioN macrumors 68040

    BvizioN

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2012
    Location:
    Manchester, UK
  13. takeshi74 macrumors 601

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2011
    #13
    I use it all the time. Even more so with some of the tweaks out there for JB'ed devices.
     
  14. SandboxGeneral Moderator

    SandboxGeneral

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2010
    Location:
    Orbiting a G-type Main Sequence Star
    #14
    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.
     
  15. atmc macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2009
    Location:
    Porto, Portugal
    #15
    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.
     
  16. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2009
    Location:
    Boston
    #16
    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.
     
  17. Yptcn macrumors 6502a

    Yptcn

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2012
    Location:
    Paris
  18. swordfish5736 macrumors 68000

    swordfish5736

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2007
    Location:
    Cesspool
  19. cablechris macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2014
    #19
    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!
     
  20. FSMBP macrumors 68020

    FSMBP

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2009
    #20
    I use it all day. Erry-day.

    Seriously though - I use it multiple times a day for: Volume, Brightness, DnD and Orientation Lock.
     
  21. cynics, Apr 8, 2014
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2014

    cynics macrumors G3

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2012
    #21
    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.
     
  22. sflomenb macrumors 6502a

    sflomenb

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2011
    #22
    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.
     
  23. Sirious macrumors 65816

    Sirious

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2013
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    #23
    There's not a day that goes by where I have not used Control Centre. It's a really welcome addition to iOS for me.
     
  24. initwithnibname macrumors member

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2014
  25. joejoejoe macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2006
    #25
    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.
     

Share This Page