Open Control Center
Swipe up from the bottom edge of any screen.
Close Control Center
Swipe down, tap , or press the Home button.
If you want to change how you access Control Center on your device, go to Settings > Control Center.
Quickly change settings and open apps
With Control Center, you can quickly and easily access several settings and apps.
Flashlight: The LED flash doubles as a flashlight, so you can get extra light when you need it.1
Alarms and Timer: Set an alarm, timer, stopwatch, or check the time in another country.
Calculator: Tap numbers and functions in Calculator, just like a standard calculator.1
Camera: Never miss a moment to take a picture with quick access to your camera.
Control and play audio: Play, pause, and control volume of your favorite song, podcast, and more.
AirDrop: Instantly share your photos, videos, locations, and more with other Apple devices nearby.
AirPlay: Stream music, photos, and video wirelessly to Apple TV and other AirPlay-enabled devices.
Adjust brightness: Adjust the brightness of your display from any screen.
Airplane mode: Use Airplane mode to turn off network and cellular connections on your iOS device.
Wi-Fi: Turn Wi-Fi on to browse the web, stream music, download movies, and more.
Bluetooth: Connect to headphones, car kits, wireless keyboards, and other Bluetooth-enabled devices.
Do Not Disturb: Silence calls, alerts, and notifications you receive while your device is locked.
Mute: Quickly mute a song, movie, and more with just a swipe and a tap.2
Portrait Orientation Lock: Keep your screen from rotating when you move it.
- Available on iPhone and iPod touch only.
- Available on iPad only.