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How to use the control centre in iOS 11 for iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch

How to use the control centre in iOS 11 for iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch

Customising the Control Centre

  1. Tap the ‘Settings’ icon on your home screen. Fig 1.
    Control Centre – iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch iOS 11 Fig 1
    Fig 1
  2. Tap on ‘Control Centre’. Fig 2.
    Control Centre – iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch iOS 11 Fig 2
    Fig 2
  3. Tap on ‘Customise Controls’. Fig 3.
    Control Centre – iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch iOS 11 Fig 3
    Fig 3
  4. The ‘Customise Controls’ screen shows the items currently active in ‘Control Centre’ at the top of the screen and additional items that you can add at the bottom. Fig 4.
    Control Centre – iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch iOS 11 Fig 4
    Fig 4

To add an item to ‘Control Centre’

  1. Scroll down and tap the green ‘+’ (plus) button next to the item you want to add to ‘Control Centre’. Repeat for all the items you wish to add. Fig 5.
    Control Centre – iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch iOS 11 Fig 5
    Fig 5

To reorder items in the ‘Control Centre’ list

  1. Touch and hold on the ‘list’ icon next to the item you would like to reorder. Fig 6.
    Control Centre – iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch iOS 11 Fig 6
    Fig 6
  2. The selected item will ‘pop’ out of the list. Drag the item to the position you would like it to appear in the list and lift your finger. Fig 7.
    Control Centre – iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch iOS 11 Fig 7
    Fig 7

To remove an item from ‘Control Centre’

  1. In the list of active items at the top of the ‘customise’ screen, tap the red ‘-‘ (minus) button next to the item you wish to remove from ‘Control Centre’. Fig 8.
    Control Centre – iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch iOS 11 Fig 8
    Fig 8
  2. Tap ‘Remove’ to remove this item from the active ‘Control Centre’ list. Fig 9. (Note: This item will be added to the optional ‘More Controls’ section at the bottom of the screen.)
    Control Centre – iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch iOS 11 Fig 9
    Fig 9

When happy with your settings, either tap the back button in the top left of the screen to return to the main ‘Accessibility’ settings screen or press your device’s ‘Home’ button to return to the home screen.

Using Control Centre

    1. To open control centre, swipe up from the very bottom of the screen. (Note: On an iPhone X, swipe down from the top-right corner).
    2. Tap on the item you wish to use. Fig 10.
      Control Centre – iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch iOS 11 Fig 10
      Fig 10
      1. Accessibility Shortcut’, when tapped, will present a list of the items you have previously configured in Accessibility settings when tapped (see the first panel of Fig 11 for an example).
      2. Text Size’, when tapped, will presents a slider to increase or decrease the text size (see the second panel of Fig 11)
      3. Magnifier’ – tap to activate immediately.
      4. Guided Access’ – if ‘Guided Access’ is already enabled in ‘Accessibility’ settings it will activate immediately. If it is not already activated you will be taken to ‘Accessibility’ settings so that you can turn this feature on.

      Control Centre – iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch iOS 11 Fig 11
      Fig 11

Created on: March-04-2018

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