How To Customize and Use Control Center | 7 Best Ways Explained

How To Customize and Use Control Center | 7 Best Ways Explained

Control Center is a kind of feature that you must know about. It gives us easy access to some of the important apps on our iPhones or iPads. And you can customize and use Control Center the way you want. Control Center makes it very easy for you to operate your phone. There are several frequently used built-in apps like Cellular Data, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Do Not Disturb, Volume Up and Volume Down, etc.

Therefore, the main function of the Control Center is to give easy access to these features without wasting much time of yours. In some of our previous articles, we also discussed some of the issues occurring on iPhone devices which might be social media platforms crashing on iPhone devices, overheating issues while charging, silencing notifications, and much more.  But, do you know how to customize and Control Center?

Well, it’s very simple. You just need to go to Settings>Control Center>More Controls>Add. And this way you can add your most used apps to Control Center.

Isn’t it simple? Now you can use these built-in apps without any hassle. In this article, I have discussed Control Center in detail. To get more information about how to customize and use Control Center, keep reading this article.


Here’s How To Customize And Use Control Center

Control Center is different for iPhones than other phones and one of the most essential parts of the iPhone. It came into use in 2013 when iOS 7 was released. It plays a vital role in organizing your most used built-in apps so that you can use them without hassle. Basically, it works like a shortcut and it is very easy to access Control Center.

Now let’s get into the post and see how to customize and use Control Center. There is a number of ways to utilize the Control Center. I will discuss every possible way you can use a Control Center.


How To Add Controls To Control Center?

This process is very simple. Follow the step guide mentioned below:

Step 1: Open your phone’s Settings.


Step 2: Navigate to Control Center.

Step 3: Now click on More Controls.

Step 4:  A list of features and apps will flash on your screen. Press the Add Button in green color to add apps and features you want to make shortcuts for.

Control Center Edited

But remember there are a few apps that you cannot change like  Wi-Fi,  Cellular Data, Audio Playback, Lock Screen Rotation, Airplane Mode, Do Not Disturb, Bluetooth, and Screen Mirroring. These apps will always be on your phone’s Control Center.


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How To Discard Controls From Control Center?

Sometimes, there are few controls on Control Center that are not used frequently, and you only want to keep those controls that you use the most. If you want to remove such controls, see the step guide given below:

Step 1: Go to Settings.


Step 2: Click on Control Center.

Step 3: Now press the Red Buttons (-) and select Remove.

Control Center Edited

You can also re-arrange the recently added Controls according to your convenience by going to Included Controls present on the left side of your screen.


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How To Turn off Control Center On The Lock Screen?

It is possible to access Control Center even if the iPhone is locked. However, if you don’t want someone to access your Control Center without your permission then you can also disable it on the Lock Screen.

To do this, follow the steps given below:

Step 1: Go to your phone’s Settings. 

Face ID Passcode

Step 2: Click on Face ID & Passcode or Touch ID & Passcode.

Step 3: Enter your phone’s password and continue.

Step 4: Now disable the Control Center present under Allow Access When Locked. 

Disable Control Center

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How To Disable Control Center Inside Other Apps?

If you want to turn off Control Center access within certain apps so that you cannot open it accidentally.

Here’s how to turn off Control Center inside other apps:

Step 1: Go to Settings.


Step 2: Open Control Center.

Step 3: Disable Access Within Apps.

Disable Control Center 1

Now you can only access Control Center from Home Screen or Lock Screen.


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How To Remove Home Accessories Card?

Sometimes Home Accessories Cards consume a lot of space in Control Center. Therefore, if you do not use it then you can remove it from your phone’s Control Center to free up space for other important Controls that you use frequently. See the following steps to remove your Home Accessory Card:

Step 1: Go to your phone’s Settings.


Step 2: Now open Control Center.

Step 3: You will see a toggle next to Show Home Controls. Toggle off it.

Show Home Controls

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How To Access Additional Options In Control Center?

Usually, you can access Controls on Control Center by simply tapping on that feature. However, certain controls have some additional features also that you can access by long pressing on their icons. Below I have discussed a few examples that you can use to process Control Center more efficiently:

  • Press the Camera icon and then hold it to click a selfie, record a video, or make a slow-motion video.
  • Press Screen Recording and then keep holding it to turn the Microphone on or to record audio.
  • Press and hold the flashlight and adjust the intensity of the flashlight.
  • Press and hold network cards like Airplane mode, Bluetooth, etc. to access AirDrop and hotspots.
  • Press and hold Wi-Fi and Bluetooth and change available connections.


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Customize Note-Taking Features in Control Center

You can create new notes by pressing and holding Notes in Control Center. However, you can also access the previous notes by following these steps:

Step 1: Go to Settings and open Notes.

Step 2: Now go to Access Notes from the Lock Screen.

Step 3: Choose Resume Last Note. 


List Of Apps That Can Be Added In Control Center

In modern iPhones, without home buttons, you just need to swipe the screen down from the top right corner. Before telling you how to customize and use Control Center, I have mentioned a list of apps that you can add to your Control Center.

  • Airplane Mode
  • Bluetooth
  • Brightness
  • Wi-Fi
  • Do Not Disturb
  • Hotspot
  • Cellular Data
  • Screen Orientation
  • Volume Controls
  • Alarm
  • Music Playback
  • Calculator
  • Flashlight
  • Apple TV Remote
  • Camera
  • Guided Access
  • Dark Mode
  • Hearing
  • Voice Memos
  • Text Size
  • Screen Recording
  • Sleep Mode
  • QR Code Reader
  • Screen Mirroring
  • Accessibility Shortcuts
  • Magnifier
  • Notes
  • Sound Recognition
  • Stopwatch
  • Timer
  • Music Playback
  • Home App
  • Low Power Mode

All these Apps are already there on your iPhone. Usually, to use these apps either you have to go to Settings or there are respective apps for them like Calculator, but with Control Center you can easily access them by simply swiping down your screen. Note one thing here, you cannot add all the features and apps in your Control Center. You can only add those apps that you use in day-to-day life.

Wrap up!

Our phones have a lot of features that we don’t even know about. Similarly Control Center also has some hidden features that we do not know about however, it is the most productive feature of the iPhone and you must know how to customize and use Control Center.

In this post, I have discussed every important information about Control Center. Now you know how to customize and use Control Center. I hope you liked this post. What are your views? Share in the comment section. Thanks for visiting AmericBuzz!


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Frequently Asked Questions-

Q1. Can I turn off Control Center on my iPhone?

Ans. You cannot turn off the Control Center completely. But you can disable it from your phone’s lock screen.

Q2. How to fix Control Center not working issue?

Ans. If you are facing this issue then make sure that Control Center is not disabled on the lock screen and within apps as discussed in the article.


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Jasmine Kaur

Hi, I'm Jasmine Kaur, a 21 years old girl who is much passionate about exploring new things in diurnal life that can provide divergent knowledge. An escapist who specializes mainly in entertainment and tech (social tech) content and aims to offer you some quality content to clear all your doubts.

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