Use Control Center on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

With just a simple swipe of your finger, Control Center gives you instant access to the Camera, Calculator, Airplay, and more.

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.

  1. Available on iPhone and iPod touch only.
  2. Available on iPad only.
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