How To Customize the All-New Control Centre in iOS 11

With the release of Apple’s flagship iOS, iOS 11, they have fulfilled longtime wishes of their users with the new features added to the operating system. With the new redesigned and customizable Control Centre, Apple has more than pleased its fans with the new operating system. Although the design language of the operating system hasn’t been followed by all good reviews, the customizability is still appreciated. Below is a short guide to help you in learning how to customise the Control Centre in iOS 11.

Before you can access the settings of the Control Centre in iOS 11, you need to tap on the Control Centre button on the main screen of the Settings app of your device. The control centre settings are quite bare-bones, including just two options in it. In the options, you can choose to be able to access the Control Centre within apps, or you can also dig deeper into other menus by using the Customize Controls button.

To check it, you can access the customisation of the Control centre toggles by following the steps below.

  • Open the Settings app.
  • Tap on “Control Centre” option.
  • Tap on Customize Controls.

On the Customize controls menu, a long list of optional toggles will appear. You can switch any of them on/off to appear in your customised Control Centre. The options are listed below.

  • Flashlight
  • Timer
  • Calculator
  • Camera
  • Low Power Mode
  • Alarm
  • Notes
  • Screen Recording
  • Do not disturb while driving
  • Stopwatch
  • Wallet
  • Voice Memos
  • Apple TV Remote
  • Accessibility Shortcuts
  • Guided Access
  • Magnifier
  • Text Sizes

Looking at the list above, you will notice that the list is much longer than the Control Centre of previous iOS versions. Many of the toggles also include additional functionality via a 3D Touch. This even further enhances the functionality of the new iOS 11 Control Center. These options and their sub-options are too many for us to list here. However, these options are straightforward, and so you shouldn’t have any issues understanding them. If you have questions about any of the options above, make sure to leave a comment in the comments section below.

How To Customize Control Center in iOS 11

How To Add/Remove Buttons

To add new buttons to your Control Center, follow the steps below.

  1. Open the customise controls menu.
  2. Tap on the green plus (+) icon next to the unused toggles in the menu. The unused toggles can be found at the bottom of the list.

If you wish to remove any icon, you can also tap on the red minus/dash (-) icon beside items which besides an option which has been added.

Rearrange Buttons in the Control Center

Among the list of toggles in the control centre, you can rearrange them by dragging any of them to a position of your choice. You can drag them with the three-line button along the right side of the active toggles. The toggles are in an order from left to right and then top to bottom in the menu.

In the image below, you can see the plus (+) button, the minus/dash (-) button and the grabber right within the menu. You can also check out how the list is ordered from the menu.

That is all! You can now rearrange and customise your Control Center as you wish. Please leave a comment. Thank you!


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