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mattoligy

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Still No Customisation

Control Center looks fresh and new introducing a level of uniformity with the rest of iOS, multiple pages of content are a great way to organise different parts of the UI while still being easily and quickly accessible, however there's still no form of customisation which considering how personal Control Center should be is particularly shortsighted. Not everyone needs quick access to the same things! Some people would benefit greatly from accessibility functionality and others from personal hotspot and or mobile data toggles...
These are just a few examples!

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(Deleted stock Apps also have their corresponding Control Center shortcuts removed!)
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"A place for everything and everything in its place"

Personally I have always felt the App Shortcuts pretty irrelevant, especially in iOS 9 and iOS 10 where we now have Siri App Suggestions! Apple moved in the right direction categorising the different elements of Control Center in to separate pages but it feels more like a work in progress with the main page still being a mismatch of everything. Oversized and overpowering banner style buttons to toggle settings such as AirPlay, AirDrop, NightShift and Flashlight from a visual, functional and economical standpoint would work just as well as traditional toggles and the removal of app shortcuts from the bottom of the main page would also help to create space for more relevant quick settings not to mention allow Apple to concentrate solely on Siri App Suggestions for this type of functionality.

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Glances Esque Widget Dock

I can't be the only one that's noticed it, the pages that make up the new Control Center layout look like widgets and kind of feel like Glances from WatchOS! How great would it be if we could add our own... Being able to take expandable 'show more' widgets from Today View and pin them as Control Center pages would be very powerful! Those that are particularly interested in email for example could pin the Mail widget, those wanting instant access to Stocks would be able to just flick up and know exactly what's going on from where ever they are, Siri App Suggestions could have its very own page and could even group apps with attributes such as time of day most used etc. Categorising sections of Control Center in to different areas paves the way for additional pages of content that could prove to be extremely useful and if it's worked just right the OS could be intelligent enough to not only remember what page you left Control Center on, but open it to different pages based on current activity, time of day and much more. Just like Siri Suggestions.


How important do you think Control Center is and do you think it should be more personal to you?


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Update

"A new framework has been discovered in iOS 10, named “ControlCenterUI”. Inside of this framework is a class named “CCUICellularDataSetting”. When hacked to run inside of the iOS Simulator, it shows what amounts to an unmistakable placeholder." Source
https://forums.macrumors.com/attachments/image-jpeg.636663/
Another toggle crammed in to the same row proceeded bellow by huge banner buttons doesn't seem very logical but then this is only a beta and still being actively worked on so I'm pretty confident this isn't how the final UI will look. Hopefully the new framework paves the way for users to add a selection of toggles that will form scrollable pages.

Also we might see third party Control Center pages in the future...

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ajiuo

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I actually think it's a step backwards. You now have to take extra steps to get to audio controls. There is still no customization. 3-D touch does work on the quick launch icons but not the toggles... Still very difficult to open with a keyboard is up.
 
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ajiuo

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Yes they did.
They didn't add the 3-D touch that anybody actually wanted.. I think most people wanted 3D Touch on the toggles.. It is cool that they added it to the quick lunch though.
 
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vertsix

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They didn't add the 3-D touch that anybody actually wanted.. I think most people wanted 3D Touch on the toggles.. It is cool that they added it to the quick lunch though.
Well, that's just your opinion, but I did fix your point that they did add new 3D touch functionality.
 
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ajiuo

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What they did to notification Center is a lot worse than what they did to the control center
 
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C DM

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Hmm. I'm not sure I like the square design and the inconsistent colors.

I think they took the simplicity of it... looks busy, yet with a lot of wasted space. Not a big fan.

What they did to notification Center is a lot worse than what they did to the control center

The Night Shift Toggle is way too big, thus wasted space.
There's a decently good chance those kind of things will get tweaked with more betas. It's not to say that it's a given or anything, or that things will be drastically redesigned necessarily, but with this being the first beta for a new version of iOS, it seems like the chances of at least some tweaks, if not more than that, are more than small.
 
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vertsix

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There's a decently good chance those kind of things will get tweaked with more betas. It's not to say that it's a given or anything, or that things will be drastically redesigned, but with this being the first beta for a new version of iOS, it seems like the chances of at least some tweaks, if not more than that, are more than small.
Definitely.
 
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ajiuo

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I have a theory about the night shift toggle... What if OLED displays come this year and not next year... I think that there actually will be a dark mode for OLED displays... They may plan on putting something else there ;/)
 
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mattoligy

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why does nightshift take such a huge space on the control center .lol

I have a theory about the night shift toggle... What if OLED displays come this year and not next year... I think that there actually will be a dark mode for OLED displays... They may plan on putting something else there ;/)

This seems logical.
 
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Bathplug

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I don't like it. Seperating it is a step backwards. I hope they put the volume back and night shift takes up to much space.
 
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mattoligy

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I was watching a video review by iDownload blog on YouTube and the guy mentioned developers could add pages to the Conteol Center! Does anyone know if Apple released a Control Center API?
 
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