MacMost Now 921: Using iOS 7 Control Center

Control Center is a new feature of iOS 7 that lets you access many common settings and controls from any screen. You can pause and adjust music playback, change wireless settings, screen brightness, and other features. Accessing Control Center is easy once you learn how to bring it up.

Comments: 18 Responses to “MacMost Now 921: Using iOS 7 Control Center”

    Christopher Malaney
    6 years ago

    I love this feature, but really having problems accessing it cause I have an outer box case for my iPhone and iPad. I got the case to help protect my devices (sinceI am on the go all of the time). Any chance you know how I can access control center better or know if apple is aware of the problem.

      6 years ago

      Have you tried starting your swipe on the case, and then onto the screen. It should work the same way, though I would imagine if you have a very thick case, your finger would “drop” down on to the screen already in from the edge.
      If so, you may want to consider another case.
      But you can still bring up Control Center, even if the swipe isn’t perfect. You may have to play around with it to see what works best with your case, how you usually hold it, and your finger.

        Debi Sterenchuk
        6 years ago

        I had the same problem as Christopher and your reply worked perfectly. Thanks so much!

      Pierre Nel
      6 years ago

      Same problem, and as the case is quite expensive, I am not willing to part with it. I cannot find any other way to access the control center, not even siri. Very frustrating that the swipe gesture is so specific from outside the.dcreen

      Darrell K
      6 years ago

      I love my Otterbox Defender and was frustrated like Christopher that I couldn’t get the Control Center. Thanks Gary!!

    Bruce Mackey
    6 years ago

    Another very informative podcast! I always enjoy them but since you have been doing segments on IOS 7 they have been particularly useful. Thank You.

    Judi Bell
    6 years ago

    The dial pad is so light I can hardly see it. It is a light gray. Others have commented on it as well. Also all Apps have very light writing on them. The Green shade is horrible to see. Over all not happy with the colours. Anyone with low vision will have trouble. Love the large font but the shading is not good. Any suggestions or is an upgrade coming so this can be adjusted.

      6 years ago

      Look in Settings, General, Accessibility, and turn on Bold Text.

    Cheryl
    6 years ago

    I don’t have a screen lock button option – I see a mute button.

      6 years ago

      That is probably because of your setting in the Settings app under General “Use Side Switch To:” If you have that set to Mute, then you have a Lock Rotation control in Control Center. If you have it set to Lock Rotation, then you have Mute in the Control Center.

        Cheryl
        6 years ago

        Sounded counterintuitive at first, but now it makes sense. Thanks!

    Ricardo
    6 years ago

    Is there a way to change the buttons in control center? For instance I do not use the Timer as much as the Alarm. How can I change this?

    Best regards!

      6 years ago

      No. That’s not an available option right now.

    Ethel
    6 years ago

    I found it annoying to have the Control Center pop up unexpectedly when I accidentally swiped within an app. To fix this you can go to Settings, Control Center, and turn off accessibility within apps.

    Debi Brening
    6 years ago

    First let me thank you for ALL your informative podcasts.
    iOS7 is not available for our desktops, right?

      6 years ago

      iOS is the mobile operating system that Apple makes for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Macs use a different operating system called OS X.

    Midwestjones
    6 years ago

    When I first upgraded to iOS 7 I had the flashligh on my iPhone 4. It’s missing now, what happened? Did I turn it off or has this been removed by Apple?

      6 years ago

      I haven’t heard that they removed it. Should still be there.

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