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How to enable Control Center on iOS and iPadOS

Control Center of an iPhone 8 phone on a table next to a plant.

The Control Center or Control center iPhone or iPad is a function that many take for granted. Actually, the Control Center can make any application available at any time. In iOS 13 and later versions and iPadOS, it serves as direct access to a set of functions of the device that you want to access immediately without having to search for the specific application.

You can enable or disable Bluetooth Instantly play a song or touch and drag to change the screen brightness or audio volume. We will show you below how to enable Control center and customize it to your liking

The Control center It has some default items, such as the ability to control your music, go to Avin mode, Do not disturb and adjust the Volume and the Brightness of the screen. In addition, there are a number of customizable items. For example, you can turn on the flashlight, change the font size, start the application Camera or Calculatorstart a Stopwatch and more

There are also many applications that you can add to the Control Center. To do so, go to Settings> Control Center> Customize controls, where at the top you see the default functions and also the items that you can add to the list, including Do not disturb while driving, the application Start, Low power mode, Magnifier, Notes or QR code reader. You can even access your Wallet If enabled. Some iPads may have variations of the Control Center widget list and skip Flashlight, Wallet, Calculator Y Voice notes.

To access the Control center from your lock screen, first, make sure it's enabled, go to Settings> Touch or Face ID and password> Control Center. You must enter your access code and enable Control center.

How to access the Control Center on iOS 13 and iOS 12

The following steps apply to all iPad models and all iPhone models without a Start button.

  • From the home screen or the lock screen of your iPhone or iPad, the Control Center is located in the upper right corner of the screen.
  • Swipe down from the upper right corner to access the Control Center on iOS 13 on iPhone or iPad.
  • Only new iPhone models without a start button will use this new gesture to access the Control Center.
  • For older phones with a home button, simply swipe up from the bottom of the screen,
  • To close the Control Center, swipe in the opposite direction.

How to customize the Control Center applications

Personalize The Control Center is the way for quick access to these controls anywhere in iOS. This feature is available on iPhone and iPad and works the same on both devices. You need iOS 11 or later to customize the Control Center. Why bother? Customizing the Control Center allows you to quickly change the settings of the functions you use most frequently. Do you want to record an announcement or set of instructions? Add voice memo control. Do you want to dim the lights in the children's room? Add controls in House. Here we show you how to customize the Control Center.

  • Go to Settings> Control Center.
  • Touch Customize controls.
  • Touch the green cone Ms to add controls to the center.
  • Touch the red icon Less to eliminate center controls.
  • To rearrange the controls inside the center, touch and hold next to the controls and drag to place them in the order you want.

You can choose to access the Control Center exclusively from the home page or from any application you are working on. To do so, go to Settings> Control Center> Access within applications and enable or disable the control.

You can also add or remove applications from the Control Center with the existing buttons, but some of them have more features. Notes serves to start that application, giving you the option of a new note, checklist, photo or scan a document. You can add the Low power mode, the Magnifying glass and more Add text size It means you can drag up and down to the right to enlarge or reduce the text. With Flashlight, you get a variety of different flashlight levels and with the Timer, you touch it and then directly start the application Watch. For the Calculator, you can copy the last result or touch to access the application. For the Camera, press and hold and go directly to a particular mode (selfie, video, slow motion) instead of just a quick touch to start the camera.

The Control Center looks similar on the iPad. The Control Center is shown by pulling down on the upper right side of the screen. Although it is organized somewhat differently, the buttons are the same and perform the same functions.

Each control in the Control Center has a specific function. In addition to playing in and out, if you touch and hold a control, some modules expand or present additional options. Press and hold the icons to Air mode, AirDrop, Wifi, Bluetooth, Cellular or Personal access point, and see additional options. On iOS 13 or iPadOS 13.1, there are more options for Wifi and Bluetooth: A list of nearby wireless networks or the ability to connect to a specific Bluetooth device.

What you can't control

At this time, only Apple's integrated applications and controls are available for the Control Center. Some controls cannot be removed from the Control Center, for example, the spacious button Screen mirroring, although many users do not use it, and control Music. The controls for Wifi, Networking, Bluetooth, AirDrop, Cellular, Volume, Screen orientation rotation lock Y Brightness they are permanent elements within the Control Center. Some controls are available only for specific devices, such as Personal access point Y Mobile which are available on iPhones and iPads equipped with cell phones.

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