iOS Control Center Hidden Buttons

The Control Center on iOS is very useful, yet many people don't use it to quickly access common functions. There are many buttons that you can add to Control Center that add even more. If you have an iPhone or iPad you should take the time to look at all of the buttons to get the most from your device.
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One of the most useful parts of iOS is the Control Center. But a lot of people don't use it very much. You really should get used to using it. It's a great way to access many of the functions on your iPhone and iPad.

One the iPhone X here you just drag down from the top right corner of the screen to bring up Control Center. Now there's some default things in here like the ability to control your music, go into Airplane mode, turn on Do Not Disturb, adjust the volume and screen brightness. But in addition to that there are these buttons at the bottom that are customizable. So you should familiarize yourself with the ones that you have there. Like, for instance, the ability to turn the Flashlight on, change the font size, you know go to the Camera app or Calculator app, start a Stopwatch. All of that's there.

But you should also not ignore the ones that you may not have added. If you go into Settings and under Settings you look for Control Center and you'll see Customize Controls. Here you'll see, at the top, the ones that are already included. So I can see them and I can see actually what they are called in addition to their icons. So, for instance, I can see that the red one is called Screen Recording and that's for screen recording.

But there's a whole bunch more at the bottom. This will depend upon which model you're looking at. You know iPhone or iPad and which model of iPhone. So there's a whole bunch of stuff in here. For instance you can turn on Do Not Disturb While Driving with this. You can go to the Home app. You can turn on Low Power Mode, turn it on and off really easily. Magnifier. You can jump to Notes. You can Scan QR Code. You can go to a Stopwatch or Voice Memos. Even access your Wallet here inside of Control Center as long as you enable these.

So just tap one to add it. So if I wanted to tap Alarm there you can see now its added here. I can also drag the little three line handle on the right to move them around and set the order for them. Now that I've added Alarm here I can go Home again and I can see Alarm has been added there. So it's really handy.

Here on my older iPad Pro I see there's slightly different ones available there. So go through these as well. Whatever device you've got I encourage you to actually go through each one of these, add them, maybe add them all and just try them out and then remove the ones you don't think you'll use because it really could be handy and a much better experience using your iOS device if you have the right buttons in Control Center and you know what they are and you start using them.