iOS 7: Blocking Control Center in Apps

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iOS 7's Control Center feature is great because it gives you quick access to the system settings you're most likely to use. If you use any apps that also rely on the up-from-the-bottom-of-the-screen gesture, however, that can actually be a pain. Luckily Apple thought of that, and the fix is easy.

Control Center gives you quick access to commonly used settings in iOS 7Control Center gives you quick access to commonly used settings in iOS 7

If you accidentally open Control Center in apps, you can disable the feature while still keeping it available on your Home and Lock screens. Here's how:

  • Tap Settings
  • Tap Control Center
  • Set Access Within Apps to Off

Disable Access Within Apps to stop Control Center from accidentally popping upDisable Access Within Apps to stop Control Center from accidentally popping up

Now you can swipe away in apps without worrying about whether or not you'll accidentally open Control Center, plus it's still available where you most likely need it: Your Lock screen.

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Comments

ctopher

So I’m guessing Instagram uses the bottom up swipe for something? The app that causes me to inadvertently call up control center is Flipboard. But I won’t disable it because I want it available for other apps. Apps that play audio so that I can quickly access the timer from Control Center and start a sleep timer.

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