iOS 7 Control Center – What is it and how do I access it?

The iOS 7 Control Center is a handy new feature that allows you to have easy, one-stop access to some of the most-used and helpful functions such as Wi-fi, Do not Disturb mode, the Camera, Volume Control, as well as Media Controls among others. Once you know it exists and how to find it, we guarantee it will make your iPhone experience that much smoother!

The nice thing about the Control Center is that you can access it from any screen, including your lock screen. To do so, you just swipe up from the bottom. To get out of it, you just swipe right back down.

iOS 7 Lock Screen


Swipe up to access the Control Center in iOS 7

  iOS 7 Control Center

Swipe down and you’ll be back taken back again!

Control Center gives you full access to the following:

  • Airplane mode
  • Wifi On/Off
  • Bluetooth On/Off
  • Do Not Disturb On/Off
  • Portrait Orientation Lock On/Off
  • Brightness
  • Media Controls (play, pause, skip)
  • Volume Controls
  • Flashlight
  • Timer
  • Calculator
  • Camera