iOS 11 Preview: Control Center Gets Customizable With 3D Touch

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    Apple on Monday introduced iOS 11, the next major version of its mobile operating system for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The software update, available this fall, includes a completely redesigned Control Center that fits on one page and is much more customizable thanks to 3D Touch.

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    Control Center's default appearance (left) and with additional controls (right)

    When you deep press on the Music pane, for example, a larger pane with volume, playback, and other controls pops open. Likewise, when you deep press on the pane with Airplane Mode, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Cellular Data toggles, a larger pane pops open with AirDrop and Personal Hotspot toggles.

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    More granular controls appear by deep pressing with 3D Touch

    On iOS 11, users can add and organize additional controls and toggles to appear in Control Center through the Settings app. However, the following controls are default and cannot be hidden: the system toggles pane, music, orientation lock, brightness, volume, Do Not Disturb, and AirPlay Mirroring.

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    In Settings, users can add and organize additional controls to appear in Control Center

    The following controls can be added and organized in Settings:

    o Accessibility Shortcuts
    o Alarm
    o Apple TV Remote
    o Calculator
    o Camera
    o Do Not Disturb While Driving
    o Flashlight
    o Guided Access
    o Homeo Low Power Mode
    o Magnifier
    o Notes
    o Screen Recording
    o Stopwatch
    o Text Size
    o Timer
    o Voice Memos
    o Wallet
    Control Center still lacks a truly customizable drag-and-drop layout, but the return to a single-page design and some customizability are welcomed improvements. The ability to add additional controls such as Low Power Mode and Accessibility Shortcuts will also be appreciated by many users.

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    The first iOS 11 beta was released to registered Apple developers on Monday. A public beta will be available in late June through the Apple Beta Software Program. The software update should be officially released in September.

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  3. macsplusmacs macrumors 6502

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    Is there a button to let me toggle bluetooth sources quickly? like say from my iPhone to the AirPods?

    swiping to the second control panel screen is not as fluid on iOS 10.

    I want it to be more so.

    thx.
     
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    It's going to take a little bit of getting use to the new cluttered control center layout.
     
  5. teddybearstand macrumors regular

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    Control center looks like a mess and using the volume and brightness scrollers are quite terrible. The customization is welcome, but I hope this design changes before the GM.
     
  6. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    Maybe I am a minority, but 3D Touch is one of my favorite features on the iPhone. I use it for absolutely everything, and it's a huge convenience and shortcut. I think this will play nicely with the control center.
     
  7. Polaroid macrumors 6502a

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    Wish we could reorder them all... id much rather music for example at the bottom, not the top.
     
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    Can you deep press the Wifi button and it takes you to the Wifi pane in system settings?
     
  9. Brian92610 macrumors member

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    No control center access to Home? That's a bummer as that's how I get quick access to all of my lights...
     
  10. BigDO macrumors 6502a

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    What a mess. iOS losing the polish and going towards Android like chaos.
     
  11. mark-vdw macrumors regular

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    Weird that you can't 3D press on the wifi and bluetooth buttons to pick a network of device. It seems such an obvious step.
     
  12. stevefeinstein macrumors member

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    Same question regarding WiFi. I've seen this complaint more than any other WRT control center. There are even a few jailbreak tweaks that do this. If they haven't done this it's a clear indication that they intentionally didn't and I'd really like them to explain why not. Is it a considered a security issue? Do they not have the ability to deal with credential entry in the notification center context?
     
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    Is it just me or everyone seems fascinated with the new control center? I mean is ok to have a new look of it, but i was expecting more than this in terms of UI, since iOS 7 we have had the same flat design. No options to tweak like dark mode, themes, same icons, same style. Its now bored to me. This should be 10.3 not 11.
     
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  17. stevefeinstein macrumors member

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    I'm still swiping the wrong direction in iOS 10's control center, and I would bet that I see the panel which I'm not looking for by default more than I get the one I want. So I'm more than willing to adapt to the new one. I feel like it'll be pretty easy.
     
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    The complexity of these screens gets worse and worse with every release. What in the heck is going on internally?
     
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    Still no network or device picker for wifi or bluetooth
     
  21. ghostface147 macrumors 68030

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    Being beta 1, I'm sure there will be changes on what you can do with control center. However if by beta 5 there aren't changes that you want, chances are that too bad so sad, changes are final.
     
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    Wow, the new control center is an example of "what not to do" with UI design. An absolute lazy, deplorable, disjointed, confusing, and otherwise cringeworthy design approach that favors function over form. From a company that touts a harmonious balance of function and form throughout its products, I'm shocked by the amateur execution of this.
     
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    Unlike some I'm quite happy with it. It could look nicer, but then I feel that way about iOS in general. I think the separation of the different pieces does look a bit cluttered, but it's also functionally probably a bit better.

    A step in the right direction, now just make more attractive shoes!
     
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    I wonder if that's a security thing? Since you can use CC while the phone is locked, perhaps Apple doesn't want to add that feature because then anyone could easily switch you to a nefarious network while you aren't looking.
     

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