Use and customize Control Center on iPad
Control Center gives you instant access to airplane mode, Do Not Disturb, a flashlight, and other handy features.
Open Control Center
Swipe down from the top-right edge; to close it, swipe up from the bottom.
Access more controls in Control Center
Many controls offer additional options. To see available options, touch and hold a control. For example, you can do the following:
In Control Center, touch and hold the top-left group of controls, then tap to see the AirDrop options.
In Control Center, touch and hold to take a selfie, record a video, scan a QR code, or take a photo.
Temporarily disconnect from a Wi-Fi network
In Control Center, tap ; to reconnect, tap it again.
To see the name of the connected Wi-Fi network, touch and hold .
Because Wi-Fi isn’t turned off when you disconnect from a network, AirPlay and AirDrop still work, and iPad joins known networks when you change locations or restart iPad. To turn off Wi-Fi, go to Settings > Wi-Fi. (To turn on Wi-Fi again in Control Center, tap .) For information about turning Wi-Fi on or off in Control Center while in airplane mode, see Choose iPad settings for travel.
Temporarily disconnect from Bluetooth devices
In Control Center, tap ; to allow connections, tap the button again.
Because Bluetooth isn’t turned off when you disconnect from devices, location accuracy and other services are still enabled. To turn off Bluetooth, go to Settings > Bluetooth, then turn it off. To turn on Bluetooth again in Control Center, tap . For information about turning Bluetooth on or off in Control Center while in airplane mode, see Choose iPad settings for travel.
Turn off access to Control Center in apps
Go to Settings > Control Center, then turn off Access Within Apps.
Add and organize controls
Go to Settings > Control Center > Customize Controls.
To add or remove controls, tap or .
To rearrange controls, touch next to a control, then drag it to a new position.