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How to Access Control Center on iPhone and iPad Via iOS 12

Get to know how to Access Control Center on iPhone and iPad easily. The Control Center on iOS-Powered devices like the iPhone and iPad gives its users a way to quickly access the Important settings like Bluetooth, WiFi, hotspot etc. It is similar to the shortcut panel on Android where you perform similar tasks.

Before now, you had to swipe up from the bottom of the device to access the control center on iPhones and iPads but with the introduction of the full-screen display to iOS devices, first seen on the iPhone X, things had to change.

Access Control Center on iPhone and iPad

There is still a Control Center on iOS devices and you can still access them to view the shortcuts but the only thing that has changed is how you Access them. The new way of accessing the control center was first introduced on the iPhone X and has now been incorporated with iOS on the latest iOS 12, making it possible for all iPhones after iPhone X (iPhone Xs, Xs Max, XR) and other iPads running iOS 12 (without the home button/Touch ID) to use the same method to access the Control Center. Now that we know how we got here, let’s go ahead and figure out how to access the control Center on iPhones and iPads running iOS 12.

How to Access Control Center on iPhone and iPad in the new iOS 12

Accessing the Control Center on your iPhone and iPad running iOS 12 is pretty easy. All you have to do is swipe down from the top right of your iPad and if you have an iPhone (iPhone X, Xs, Xs Max and Xr) swipe down from the right horn/right side of the notch. Doing this will bring out the Control Center as opposed to the swiping up on older iPhones and iPads. Once the Control Center shows up, you’ll be able to use the shortcuts as usual. You’ll be able to play and pause songs, turn on and turn off Bluetooth, WiFi, airplane mode etc.

You should also know that if you’re using an older iPhone or iPad model with an home button (which doubles as a Touch ID) then you’d have to swipe up like before to access the Control Center, regardless of if your iPhone or iPad is running iOS 12. So for the method above to be able to work for your device, you should be using a newer iPhone or iPad model.

If after trying the two methods above and you’re still unable to access control center on iPhone or iPad then feel free to drop a comment down below.

Obodo David
Obodo David
Obodo David is a senior writer at He likes all things tech but has a keen interest in the mobile segment of things. If he isn't following up on the latest smartphone trends, he is most likely playing mobile games or catching up with his favorite Tv shows.Mobile Gamer || TechLover || Android Soldier || Phone Geek || Future PC Gamer


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