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How to Create New Notes from the Lock Screen of iPhone or iPad

Jan 30, 2019 - Leave a Comment
How to create notes from the lock screen of iPhone or iPad

Do you use Notes often on an iPhone or iPad and want quick access from the Lock Screen to create a new note? With a simple settings adjustment, you can gain the ability to have quick note creation capability directly from Control Center and the locked screen of an iPad or iPhone.

How to Access Control Center in iOS 15 / iOS 14 on iPad & iPhone

Sep 18, 2018 - 39 Comments
Control Center in iOS 12

Where did Control Center go in iOS 15, iOS 14, iOS 13, and iOS 12? And how do you access it? If you have these questions about Control Center on your iPad or iPhone after updating to iOS 15, iOS 14, iOS 13, and iOS 12 you’re not alone, as the ability to access Control … Read More

Can’t Open Control Center from Lock Screen on iPad or iPhone? Here’s the Fix!

May 20, 2018 - 11 Comments
Access Control Center from Lock Screen of iPad and iPhone

The iOS Control Center is a great feature allowing iPhone and iPad users to quickly access screen brightness controls, volume controls, camera, wi-fi and bluetooth toggles, Do Not Disturb mode, and so much more thanks to the ability to customize it. But many iPad users, and some iPhone users too, may discover that Control Center … Read More

How to Access Control Center on iPhone X

Feb 24, 2018 - 6 Comments
How to open Control Center on iPhone X

As you likely know by now, Control Center is the customizable action screen on iOS that allows you to quickly adjust brightness, volume, wi-fi, bluetooth, music, AirDrop, access a flash light, Do Not Disturb mode, and much more. But if you have an iPhone X, than accessing Control Center will be different than what gesture … Read More

How to Customize Control Center on iPhone and iPad

Feb 22, 2018 - 6 Comments

iPhone and iPad users can now customize Control Center to better suit their needs. For example, if you frequently use Voice Memos, Notes app, Stopwatch, Magnifier, or the Alarm feature, you can add those to Control Center for ultra-fast access from anywhere in iOS. Or if you never use the Flashlight feature or Camera via … Read More

How to Access AirDrop on iOS 16 Control Center

Nov 18, 2017 - 15 Comments
Using AirDrop in iOS 11 Control Center

You might be wondering where AirDrop went in iOS 16, iOS 15, iOS 14, iOS 13, iOS 12, and iOS 11 Control Center, and you’re probably not alone. AirDrop allows for rapid wireless transfer of pictures and files between iOS devices or Macs, and is one of the more convenient features available on the Apple … Read More

How to Actually Turn Off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth in iOS 15, iOS 14, and iOS 12

Oct 4, 2017 - 43 Comments
How to disable wi-fi and Bluetooth in iOS 11

With new iOS versions (iOS 15, iPadOS 15, iOS 14, iPadOS 14, iOS 13, iOS 12, iOS 11, and later), the new Control Center toggles for turning off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth do not actually turn off Bluetooth and Wi-Fi on an iPhone or iPad. Instead, if you hit the buttons for disabling Wi-Fi or Bluetooth … Read More

How to Enable Night Shift in iOS 12 Control Center on iPhone and iPad

Oct 1, 2017 - 5 Comments
Night Shift in Control Center for iOS 11

Accessing Night Shift quickly has changed in iOS 11 and iOS 12 and while Night Shift is still easily accessible via Control Center on iPhone and iPad, users will have to dig just slightly deeper to reveal the Night Shift setting toggle and be able to enable and disable the feature through Control Center.

iOS 10: Finding Music Controls at Control Center

Oct 3, 2016 - 8 Comments
Music in Control Center for iOS 10

Apple redesigned some fundamental features with iOS 10 on iPhone and iPad, including where the music controls are found in Control Center, slide-to-unlock, and the newly hidden Shuffle and Repeat controls in Music app itself. If you’re new to iOS 10 and thought that Control Center removed the music controls, it’s likely because the new … Read More

Scrub Through Music & Podcasts Tracks from Control Center in iOS

Feb 14, 2014 - 8 Comments
Scrubbing music and podcast tracks from the iOS Control Center

Scrubbing audio is probably the fastest way to skip through and navigate within a playing audio track, and iOS allows you to scrub active tracks directly from the Control Center. There’s not much to it and scrubbing is done through a fairly simple gesture, but because the tap touch target is quite small it can … Read More

Launch Directly Into the Music App from Control Center in iOS

Feb 1, 2014 - 2 Comments
Jump into the Music App from Control Center

If you have music actively playing, or a song or iTunes Radio station is paused within the Music app, you can quickly jump to the Music app by going through the Control Center of iOS. In many cases, this lets you adjust songs or radio stations quicker than using the multitasked to switch apps. This … Read More

How to Prevent Control Center Access from the Lock Screen of iOS

Jan 30, 2014 - Leave a Comment
Prevent Control Center access from the Lock Screen

The Control Center feature of iOS offers quick access to some of the more frequently used settings toggles on the iPad and iPhone, like wi-fi and orientation lock. This is undeniably convenient, but not every user wants these toggles to be readily available to anyone who picks up their device, and in some higher security … Read More

How to Lock Orientation to Stop Screen Rotation in iOS 10, iOS 9, iOS 8

Oct 14, 2013 - 14 Comments
Using Orientation Lock in iOS 7

Yes, you can still lock the screen orientation in iOS 10, iOS 9, iOS 8 and iOS 7 to prevent the display from rotating itself when an iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch has been physically turned onto its side. The orientation lock is now in a quicker access location contained within Control Center, making it … Read More

Stop Control Center from Appearing in Games & Apps Accidentally in iOS 7

Sep 27, 2013 - Leave a Comment
Prevent accidental Control Center access

Control Center is one of the better features introduced to the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch post iOS 7, but because it is accessed with a swipe up gesture it can be fairly easy to accidentally trigger. This is especially true in games where a lot of swiping goes on (like Fruit Ninja), but it … Read More

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