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

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.


    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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  2. Nick A macrumors regular

    May 10, 2009
  3. macsplusmacs macrumors 6502

    Nov 23, 2014
    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.

  4. iapplelove macrumors 601


    Nov 22, 2011
    East Coast USA
    It's going to take a little bit of getting use to the new cluttered control center layout.
  5. teddybearstand macrumors regular


    Jun 17, 2013
    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

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    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

    Oct 1, 2013
    Wish we could reorder them all... id much rather music for example at the bottom, not the top.
  8. MacFan782040 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 1, 2003
    Scranton, PA
    Can you deep press the Wifi button and it takes you to the Wifi pane in system settings?
  9. Brian92610 macrumors member

    Feb 17, 2008
    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


    Dec 9, 2012
    What a mess. iOS losing the polish and going towards Android like chaos.
  11. mark-vdw macrumors regular

    Jan 20, 2013
    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

    Jul 25, 2002
    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?
  13. mkeeley macrumors 6502

    Sep 18, 2007
  14. lcgarza10 macrumors newbie

    Jun 6, 2008
    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.
  15. shanson27, Jun 6, 2017
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  16. Delgibbons macrumors 6502a


    Dec 14, 2016
  17. stevefeinstein macrumors member

    Jul 25, 2002
    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.
  18. mcfrazieriv macrumors 6502a


    Jan 30, 2012
    Irvine, CA
    The complexity of these screens gets worse and worse with every release. What in the heck is going on internally?
  19. Bathplug macrumors 6502a

    Jul 12, 2010
  20. jmh600cbr macrumors 6502a


    Feb 14, 2012
    Still no network or device picker for wifi or bluetooth
  21. ghostface147 macrumors 68030


    May 28, 2008
    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.
  22. topdownjimmy macrumors newbie

    Jun 6, 2017
  23. Col4bin, Jun 6, 2017
    Last edited: Jun 6, 2017

    Col4bin macrumors 68000


    Oct 2, 2011
    El Segundo
    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.
  24. Porco, Jun 6, 2017
    Last edited: Jun 6, 2017

    Porco macrumors 68030


    Mar 28, 2005
    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!
  25. mudflap macrumors regular


    Aug 24, 2007
    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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