Apps, settings, and features that you can use from Control Center
With Control Center, you can quickly access these apps, features, and settings on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Use Control Center with a few taps
If you don't see these apps, features, and settings in Control Center, you might need to add a control and customize your Control Center settings. After you customize your settings, you should be able to access these with just a few taps.
Alarm: Set an alarm to wake up or adjust your Sleep Focus settings.
Calculator:* Quickly calculate numbers, or rotate your device to use the scientific calculator for advanced functions.
Code Scanner: Use the built-in camera on your device to scan a QR code to quickly access websites.
Dark Mode: Use Dark Mode for a great viewing experience in low-light environments.
Do Not Disturb: Tap Focus, then tap Do Not Disturb to silence notifications for an hour or until the end of the day. Or turn it on just for an event or while you’re at a location, and it automatically turns off when the event ends or you leave that location.
Driving:* Turn on the Driving Focus to silence calls, messages, and notifications.
Guided Access: Use Guided Access so you can limit your device to a single app and control which app features are available.
Keyboard Brightness: Swipe up or down to adjust the keyboard brightness on a Magic Keyboard.
Low Power Mode: Switch to Low Power Mode when your iPhone battery is low or when you don’t have access to electrical power.
Magnifier: Turn your iPhone into a magnifying glass so you can zoom in on objects near you.
Music Recognition: Quickly find out what you're listening to with a single tap. Then see the results at the top of your screen.
Personal: Turn on the Personal Focus and choose which apps and people you want to receive notifications from during your personal time.
Ping My Watch: Play a sound on your Apple Watch to help you find it.
Portrait Orientation Lock: Keep your screen from rotating when you move your device.
Quick Note: Jot down information over an app or screen on your device.
Silent Mode:* Quickly silence alerts and notifications that you receive on your device.
Sleep: Turn on the Sleep Focus and choose which apps and people you want to receive notifications while sleeping or winding down for bed.
Stage Manager: Organize apps and windows to make it quick and easy to switch between tasks on your iPad.
Stopwatch: Measure the duration of an event and track lap times.
Text Size: Tap, then drag the slider up or down to make the text on your device larger or smaller.
Voice Memos: Create a voice memo with your device's built-in microphone.
Work: Turn on the Work Focus and choose which apps and people you want to receive notifications from during work.
*Calculator is available on iPhone and iPod touch only. The Driving Focus is available on iPhone only. Silent Mode is available on iPhone 15 Pro, iPhone 15 Pro Max, iPad, and iPod touch only.
Touch and hold to control more
Touch and hold the following apps and settings to see more controls.
Accessibility Shortcuts: Quickly turn on accessibility features, like AssistiveTouch, Switch Control, VoiceOver, and more.
Announce Notifications: When you're wearing your AirPods or compatible Beats headphones, Siri can announce your incoming messages.
Apple TV Remote: Control your Apple TV 4K or Apple TV HD with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
Brightness: Drag the brightness control up or down to adjust the brightness of your display.
Camera: Quickly take a picture, a selfie, or record video.
Flashlight: Turn the LED flash on your camera into a flashlight. Touch and hold the flashlight to adjust the brightness.
Hearing: Pair or unpair your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with your hearing devices. Then quickly access your hearing devices, or use Live Listen on your AirPods.
Home: If you set up accessories in the Home app, you can control your favorite home devices and scenes.
Night Shift: In the Brightness control, turn on Night Shift to adjust the colors in your display to the warmer end of the spectrum at night.
Noise Control: Noise Control detects external sounds, which your AirPods Pro or AirPods Pro Max block to cancel the noise. Transparency mode lets outside noise in, so you can hear what's going on around you.
Notes: Quickly jot down an idea, create a checklist, sketch, and more.
Screen Mirroring: Stream music, photos, and video wirelessly to Apple TV and other AirPlay-enabled devices.
Screen Recording: Tap to record your screen, or touch and hold Screen Recording and tap Microphone Audio to use your device's microphone to capture sound as you record.
Sound Recognition: Your iPhone will listen for certain sounds and notify you when sounds are recognized. Examples include sirens, fire alarms, door bells, and more.
Spatial Audio: Use Spatial Audio with AirPods Pro or AirPods Pro Max for a dynamic listening experience. Spatial Audio changes the sounds you're listening to so it seems to come from the direction of your device, even as your head or device moves.
Timer: Drag the slider up or down to set the duration of time, then tap Start.
True Tone: Turn on True Tone to automatically adjust the color and intensity of your display to match the light in your environment.
Volume: Drag the volume control up or down to adjust the volume for any audio playback.
Wallet: Quickly access cards for Apple Pay or boarding passes, movie tickets, and more.
Sound Recognition shouldn't be relied upon in circumstances where you might be harmed or injured, in high-risk emergency situations, or for navigation.