iOS 10’s Control Center is a simple yet great way to access your Mac’s useful features. With its help, you can use all sorts of features without having to open a single app. Some users probably don’t know everything the Control Center has to offer them. All you need to do to gain access to the Control Center is swipe up from the bottom of your display, and it will automatically appear.

Continue reading for you to know more about Control Center and what it can do for you.

AirDrop from the Control Center

With AirDrop, you can do things such as beam audio, contacts, pictures, and more. In the Control Center, you need to first select what you want to AirDrop. You can also choose who can AirDrop to you.


You can do this by swiping up from the bottom of your display to bring up the Control Center. Tap on the AirDrop button in the middle or bottom (depending on the device you’re using). Choose who can AirDrop you; you can choose between people that are only in your Contacts app or anyone that’s within Bluetooth range.

Access Airplane Mode, Bluetooth, Do Not Disturb, Mute and Orientation Lock

Once you swipe up, all these options are going to be on the top right-hand corner of an iPad and along the top row of an iPhone.


Using these features is as easy as tapping on them. Just tap on them again to turn them off. Right beside these options or below, depending on the device you’re using, you’ll also see the slider that will let you adjust the screen brightness as well.

Quickly Access Night Shift, Timer, and Camera from the Control Center

These useful features are together in the Control Center. With Night Mode, you’ll see how the color spectrum iss shifted on your iPhone/iPad at night. It helps you wind down when it’s time to go to sleep.

Disable/Enable Control Center from Lock Screen

Unless you’ve disabled it, anyone with access to your iOS device can turn on or off any of the features in the Control Center. Or, you can probably keep your device away from others and do want to access it from the lock screen. Either way, this is what you can do.

 iOS Control Center

Open your device’s Settings > Control Center > Access on Lock Screen. Toggle off the last option, and you won’t be able to access the Control Center from the lock screen anymore.

Access Flashlight and Calculator (for iPhone only)

If you’re using your iPhone to access the Control Center, you also have access to the flashlight and the calculator. The flashlight is the first option to the left, and the calculator should be two icons over. That’s how easy and simple it is to access them.


To adjust the flashlight brightness from the Control Center, make a long press on the flashlight icon. You will be able to choose between — Low Intensity, Medium Intensity, and High Intensity.

Get to Know the Media Panel

You don’t have to worry because the audio playback box wasn’t taken away. To access it, just swipe left, and you’ll see an entire section dedicated to it. You’ll appreciate big buttons that are easy to read, and you can get rid of them being shoved into one screen like before.


Towards the bottom, you can also select the output for the audio playback. You will also enjoy the animation it gives out whenever you hit pause or play.

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This entry was posted by Staff Writer on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 6:15:55 AM and is filed under Tech Tips & Tricks.

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