Access Control Centre on your iPhone and iPod touch

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

How to open and close Control Centre

The way you open and close Control Centre depends on the type of device you have. Find your device model below and then follow the steps. Or find out how to open Control Centre on your iPad.

iPhone screen showing how to open Control Centre

iPhone X and later

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

If you swipe too close to the centre at the top of your screen, you may open Notification Centre instead of Control Centre.

iPhone screen showing how to open Control Centre

iPhone SE, iPhone 8 and earlier, and iPod touch

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

 

How to customise your settings

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

Not sure what you can use from Control Centre? View the list of apps, settings and features.

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