iOS 17 Rumored to Feature 'Major' Changes to iPhone's Control Center

iOS 17 will feature "major" changes to Control Center on the iPhone, according to a MacRumors forum member who leaked accurate details about the Dynamic Island on the iPhone 14 Pro before the device was announced last year.

iOS 17 Control Center Feature
In an email, the anonymous source added that iOS 17 will be focused on performance and stability improvements, suggesting that a revamped Control Center could be one of the more prominent changes coming with the software update. Apple is expected to announce iOS 17 during the WWDC 2023 keynote on June 5, and as usual, the first beta version should be made available to developers for testing later that day.

The source did not provide any specific details about changes planned for Control Center, which has looked largely the same since iOS 11 was released in 2017. The menu provides iPhone users with convenient access to controls for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, display brightness, volume, and many other system functions. On the iPhone X and newer, Control Center can be opened by swiping down from the top-right corner of the screen.

Introduced with iOS 7, Control Center turns 10 this year. On a speculative basis, Apple could make Control Center more customizable and revamp the menu's design after six years of minimal changes, but exact changes if any remain to be seen.

While the forum member has a proven track record, this rumor has yet to be corroborated by other sources, and Apple's plans are subject to change.

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Top Rated Comments

AngerDanger Avatar
16 months ago
I'd love the option to invoke Control Center by swiping up from the bottom; right now, it's a bit of a stretch to reach up for it.
Score: 34 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Avenged110 Avatar
16 months ago
Until the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth toggles actually toggle Wi-Fi and Bluetooth again, I can't say as I really care since that is one of the most ridiculous changes to have ever been made to Control Center.
Score: 25 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Realityck Avatar
16 months ago
I wonder how much that be to our benefit, as the current iOS control center isn't bad?

Score: 23 Votes (Like | Disagree)
szw-mapple fan Avatar
16 months ago
I want to be able to customize what shows up for home controls. Most of the time the suggestions are fine, but there were more than a few times when I had to expand it and dig around the full list for the one I wanted.
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Hitmanbbq59 Avatar
16 months ago
Finally. I think MacOS’ control center is much much better than the one we have on iOS right now. The rows and rows of icons look messy and unintuitive. Hopefully they give us something MacOS-Like.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Avenged110 Avatar
16 months ago

Absolutely false. If you desperately need to turn these features off which absolutely should be on 100% of the time, you know where to find them.
In your opinion. I toggle both of those (but mostly Wi-Fi) rather frequently and there's no reason Apple can't provide a preference to make the Control Center toggles not worthless if we so-choose.

The rest of the iPhone market that doesn't even know what those buttons do are protected from accidentally turning them off permanently.
Switching a software toggle is not "permanent." Nonetheless, just because other users might be stupid or ignorant doesn't mean I don't still want proper functionality.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)