Let’s admit it once and for all. The iOS 11, released at the World Wide Developers Conference just a few days ago, is a terrific piece of work. Not only is it super smooth to use, it also takes out time to tinker with the features enough so as to make the image that Apple has really taken out the time to make the new OS one for the ages. Now, with extra control over the control centre in the new OS, we seem to have finally received that we were desperately waiting for. We will show you in three or four easy steps how to customize your control centre.
However, before we go there, there is something we would like you to pay your attention to. For example, why do you need to customize your control centre in your iOS 11 in the first place? This should be relatively simple to answer.
Why do you need to customize Control Centre in iOS 11
Here are three main reasons why people generally customize their control centres. People want that their devices look unique and easy to identify as well. This is one of the main reasons why they customize their iOS 11-enabled devices. Also, it helps them identify the areas they really want to focus on and the customization option also brings forward the most important ones to the fore. Besides, it also releases some of the pressure on the control centre related to performance issues.
The control centre was one of the early adaptations to the iOS and over the years, the visibility of the control centre has remained at the forefront. Now, we get down to how yo can make changes and customize the control centre of the iOS 11.
The option to customize the control centre hacks away some of the shortcuts users did not use and it also adds some new ones. Taken with the with Control Center’s new 3D Touch controls, this makes it very good to identify which apps you d not want to use and which one you do. Besides, you can also access an Apple TV remote, or even add widgets for timers et al. Use the control centre to change text size, start screen recordings, and the like.
How To Customize the Control Centre in iOS 11
remember that with the control centre enabled, you can modify and access some of the features you have kept as a shortcut in the iOS 11.
- First, launch “Settings app” on your iPhone.
- Next, tap on Control Centre. This will help you customize it.
- Tap on the add button (look for the icon which says +) next to a control. Look under the More Controls section.
(Remember: Some modes like Airplane mode, Cellular, Wi-Fi & Bluetooth, Lock screen rotation, audio playback, Do Not Disturb, and screen mirroring cannot be changed/customized. Those controls will remain in Control Center)
Organize the order of controls in Control Center in iOS 11
If you have certain favourite controls in the Control centre, you may want to read the steps provided here to make them seem right.
First, Launch the Settings app on your iPhone. Then, Tap on Control Center. You now have to Press and hold on a control you want to customize. It will then go into hover mode. You can now Drag the control to your chosen location on the list.
Now, take your time to customize with the Control Centre.
Removing controls from Control Center in iOS 11
So maybe it turns out you don’t use the flashlight as much as you thought you did. You can remove it from Control Center in iOS 11.
Launch the Settings app on your iPhone. Tap Control Center. Tap the Remove button (-) next to a control under the Include section.
(Note: some modes like Airplane mode, Cellular, Wi-Fi & Bluetooth, Lock screen rotation, audio playback, Do Not Disturb, and screen mirroring cannot be changed/customized. Those controls will remain in Control Center)
Conclusion: With increased customization, the size of the Control Centre is also bigger now. While you can still access some details like a flashlight, timer, and camera, Airplane Mode and Bluetooth, besides the splendid AirPlay Mirroring, the game just got a lot more interesting. Stay tuned for further updates)