Access Control Center on your iPhone

Control Center gives you instant access to the things you do the most. You can use Control Center to quickly take a picture, turn on Wi-Fi, control your Apple TV, and more. 

How to open and close Control Center

The way you open and close Control Center depends on the type of device that you have. Find your device model below, then follow the steps. Or learn how to open Control Center on your iPad.


iPhone X and later

  • To open Control Center, swipe down from the top-right corner of your screen. 
  • To close Control Center, swipe up from the bottom of the screen or tap the screen. 

If you swipe too close to the top-center of your screen, you might open Notification Center instead of Control Center.


iPhone SE, and iPhone 8 and earlier

  • To open Control Center, swipe up from the bottom edge of any screen. 
  • To close Control Center, tap the top of the screen or press the Home button.

How to customize your settings

Need to quickly adjust the brightness of your display or change the volume? You can customize your Control Center settings to get to your apps, settings, and features with just a few taps.

Not sure what you can use from Control Center? Check out the list of apps, setting, and features.

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