How to Use and Customize Control Center in iOS 11

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    One of iOS 11's key new features is a redesigned Control Center that is highly customizable thanks to 3D Touch integration.


    When you deep press on the system toggles pane, for example, a larger pane pops open with previously hidden AirDrop and Personal Hotspot controls.

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    On iOS 11, users can add, remove, and organize controls in Control Center through the Settings app. Simply follow these steps.

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    How to Add Controls to Control Center on iOS 11
    1. Tap on the Settings app.
      Tap on Control Center.
      Tap on Customize Controls.
      Scroll down to More Controls.
      Tap on the "+" sign to the left of a control to add it to Control Center.
    How to Remove Controls From Control Center on iOS 11
    1. Tap on the Settings app.
      Tap on Control Center.
      Tap on Customize Controls.
      Scroll down to Include section.
      Tap on the "-" sign to the left of a control to remove it from Control Center.
    How to Organize Controls in Control Center on iOS 11
    1. Tap on the Settings app.
      Tap on Control Center.
      Tap on Customize Controls.
      Tap on the three lines to the right of a control and drag its position up or down.
    The default controls in the top portion of Control Center, such as the brightness and volume sliders, cannot be removed or reorganized.

    List of Default Controls
    AirDrop
    Airplane Mode
    Bluetooth
    Cellular Data
    Personal Hotspot
    Wi-Fi
    Music
    Orientation Lock
    Do Not Disturb
    Brightness
    Night Shift
    Volume
    AirPlay MirroringList of Customizable Controls
    Accessibility Shortcuts
    Alarm
    Apple TV Remote
    Calculator
    Camera
    Do Not Disturb While Driving
    Flashlight
    Guided Access
    Home
    Low Power Mode
    Magnifier
    Notes
    Screen Recording
    Stopwatch
    Text Size
    Timer
    Voice Memos
    WalletControl Center remains accessible by swiping up from the bottom of the screen nearly anywhere on iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus or earlier.

    On the iPhone X, Control Center can be opened by swiping down from the top right part of the screen next to the TrueDepth front camera system.

    Article Link: How to Use and Customize Control Center in iOS 11
     
  2. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    I'm Not entirely sure how I feel about the new control center. It just looks very convoluted and clustered. I know you can customize it, which I like. But I just don't know if I prefer this or not for the iPhone.
     
  3. Mike MA macrumors 68000

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    Nice to see that I finally can add the alarm instead of the timer. Never understood the choice.
     
  4. soupcan macrumors 6502a

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    Logic would dictate that I'd now be able to move icons around the control centre like I move apps around my home pages putting things exactly where I want them. But apparently that thought didn't cross Apple's mind and now I have to guesstimate where my icons will end up because the thought of a live preview also didn't cross Apple's mind.

    It's a step in the right direction with 3D touch and some form of customisability but it still needs some work.
     
  5. ck2875 macrumors 6502a

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    The downside of adding more of the optional ones to control centre is that the music controls get progressively harder to reach with one hand.
     
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    I wish location services were included in the list
     
  8. roland.g macrumors 603

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    Yes!! I use this everyday to get to my alarms. Which of course requires me to change panes from the timer to alarm!!
     
  9. jthesssin macrumors regular

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    I'm stoked that low power mode is quickly accessible now!
     
  10. JGIGS macrumors 6502a

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    They still could have made it customizeable with side scroll like jailbreak apps. I think that would have been more compact and thus better. Not having to reach up on a large phone one handed.
     
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    Think tank at Apple "Should we add a settings shortcut in control centre? Wait doesn't Android do that? And that makes way too much sense. Nah forget about it." o_O
     
  12. eternlgladiator macrumors 68000

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    What happened to night shift? Am I missing it or did it disappear from the new one?
     
  13. bradkrischel macrumors 6502

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    This is my biggest complaint about the new control center. If I would have the option to also move the default controls (music, airplane, bluetooth, wifi, brightness, volume, etc) to a different location it would be much more beneficial.
     
  14. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Do 3D touch on the brightness and it will come up.
     
  15. GrumpyMom macrumors 604

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    Thanks so much @MacRumors for this guide. I'll be needing it when I get home and start updating and setting up my devices one by one. I can't say any of this looks intuitive and easy to just figure out without some help. I appreciate it.
     
  16. samxv macrumors newbie

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    annoyed I can't remove screen mirroring, it takes up two spaces compared to single entries and i do not use it at all, ever.
     
  17. dmk1974 macrumors 68020

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    Tapping the WiFi button used to completely turn OFF WiFi. But now, it seems it only disconnects me from any active connection. Am I missing how to turn it OFF again through the Control Center?
     
  18. itsmilo macrumors 68020

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    They changed the behavior, for Bluetooth too. It only disconnects you temporarily like you said. I guess the impact on battery life is so low now that they dont want you to disable it. Flight mode also leaves wifi and bluetooth on now
     
  19. soupcan macrumors 6502a

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    Crap I just noticed that.

    What knobhead decided that that was a good idea? If I turn off Bluetooth it's for power saving reasons, and if your icon is showing me its off while in reality it just meant it disconnected but is still turned on you have made some bad design choices.
     
  20. eternlgladiator macrumors 68000

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    Thank you!
     
  21. darkpaw macrumors 6502

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    I also agree that this would be a very useful thing.
     
  22. Mike MA macrumors 68000

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    Or just push and hold if no 3D touch is available.
     
  23. Winterflags macrumors member

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    You would think that Apple would like to make it easier to switch to AirPods/Bluetooth devices, but it's even more of a drag now than in iOS 10.

    Don't know what Apple are up to these days, but they have become complacent.
     
  24. DogHouseDub macrumors 6502

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    3D touch on wifi to bring up hotspot toggle! Just found that one (been on the beta for several weeks...intuitive)
     
  25. spacemnspiff macrumors 6502a

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    I am completely bummed by this. I want to turn off WiFi and BT from the control center, not merely disconnect them. I hope this is a bug and will be corrected in the future.
     

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