How to Customize Control Center on Your iPhone and iPad

· Jeff Gamet · Video Tip

Even though Control Center has been part of iOS for years, a lot of people don’t know that it’s customizable. Watch our video to learn how to include just the items you want in Control Center on your iPhone and iPad.

iOS 12: New Control Center Gesture for iPad

· Jeff Gamet · Quick Tip

iOS 12 Notifications, Control Center, and App Switcher gestures on iPad

iOS 12 improves gesture consistency, at least a little, and one of the places you’ll see that is in Control Center on the iPad. Here’s how the new gesture works.

iOS 11 Control Center Needs a VPN Button

· Jeff Gamet · Editorial

iPhone X Control Center with a VPN button

You can’t enable your VPN service from Control Center in iOS 11. That seems like a feature begging to happen.

iOS 11: How to Take Notes from the iPhone's Lock Screen

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

iOS 11

If you use the built-in Notes app on your iPhone, then this Quick Tip will be right up your alley. With iOS 11, you can access your notes right from your lock screen, eliminating the need to unlock your device to start jotting down your thoughts. We’ve got the details!

iOS 11: Adding the Magnifier to Control Center

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

iOS 11

The “Magnifier” feature on iOS has been around for a while, but now you can add it to Control Center for quick access. We’ll show you how to do that (and why you’d want to!) in today’s Quick Tip.

Dow Jones Fake News, Cook’s Barnstorm Tour, iOS 11 Control Center - ACM 432

· Bryan Chaffin · Apple Context Machine Podcast

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Tim Cook continues to raise his profile, tweeting more publicity photos of his visits to lots of places, including a Normandy war cemetery. Bryan and Jeff reexamine the idea that Mr. Cook may be thinking of political office. They also talk about Dow Jones’s brief flirtation with publishing fake news about Apple, and how Apple has changed the way on/off buttons work in iOS.

Customizing the iOS 11 Control Center

· Jeff Butts · Quick Tip

iOS 11 Control Center

This is probably one of Jeff Butts’s favorite new features in iOS 11, since it lets him set up Control Center exactly the way that best suits how he uses his iPhone.