Apple introduced Control Center in iOS 7 and refined it further for iOS 8 software. In this how-to tutorial you will learn how to open or activate Control Center on your Apple devices like iPhones and iPads.
Before we go ahead, here’s a quick story: one of our reader Milka says the Control Center doesn’t work with iOS 8. He was inside an app and swiping up (from the bottom of the screen) to open the new Control Center, but nothing happened.
Our thoughts? This isn’t the first time someone has complained about Control Center. In fact, if we go back to the iOS 7 days, you will notice lagging and disappearing of Control Center was a common problem.
The Quick Guide On Opening Control Center in iOS 8
In our testing, we haven’t found Control Center to slow down or get stuck. And it certainly didn’t disappear anywhere. The solution you are about to follow is simple yet often overlooked. To open or bring up Control Center on your screen, you have to follow these simple steps:
Step 1: Go to Settings
Step 2: Tap on Control Center
Step 3: Turn ON “Access on Lock Screen”
Step 4: Turn ON “Access Within Apps”
Explanation: Following Step 3 allows you to open Control Center even when the iPhone or iPad is locked. Step 4 helps you in accessing Control Center even when you are using apps.
Now you can pull or swipe from bottom of the screen to get the Control Center.
Update: Swiping up doesn’t open Control Center? No worries – this happens all the time. For example, when you are using Messages app, with the keyboard, opening Control Center can be a nightmare.
The solution is to swipe up from the edge of the screen – and not from the center. This also stops you from accidentally typing letters from the keyboard and brings up Control Center without any issues.