iOS 18: New Control Center Features Multiple Customizable Screens

Apple at WWDC has announced iOS 18, which includes an overhauled Control Center interface with new customization features and the ability to add multiple control screens.

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In ‌iOS 18‌, Control Center has been redesigned to provide easier access to many of the things users do every day, and it gets new levels of customization and flexibility.

The redesign delivers quick access to new groups of a user's most-utilized controls, such as media playback, Home controls, and connectivity, as well as the ability to easily swipe between each.

In ‌iOS 18‌, when you invoke Control Center with a swipe down from the top-right of your iPhone's screen, you can continuously swipe to get to more control center screens. There's a new controls gallery that lets you customize the controls you see, and you can change the size of buttons to emphasize priority. Additionally, developers can include controls from their own apps, enabling quick access to controls like remotely starting a car, for example.

The new Controls API from Apple also allows you to switch up the controls on your ‌iPhone‌'s lock screen, so you can replace the traditional flashlight and camera buttons with something more convenient to you. And if you have an iPhone 15 Pro, you can also assign Control Center buttons to the physical Action button.

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Top Rated Comments

ZZ9pluralZalpha Avatar
1 week ago
Makes all of these things easier to access… as long as you first open it by swiping from the absolute hardest corner to reach on these grotesquely-sized phablets ?
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sniffies Avatar
1 week ago
Out of all iOS 18 updates, this one is the most exciting.

Oh and finally being able to customize Lock Screen icons.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Slix Avatar
1 week ago
Ah, iOS 10's Control Center, how we missed you. :P
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Westside guy Avatar
1 week ago
As Apple has done their best to kill jailbreaking, it's nice to see they're finally adopting at least some of the features I used to jailbreak for. A truly customizable Control Center is very useful.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
2016 Avatar
1 week ago
best iOS update in years?
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dennishapca Avatar
1 week ago
i see there’s an easy power off button there
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