Five new Control Center features in iOS 11 you should know about

The Control Center in iOS 11 is now customizable, offering quick access to your frequently used controls. Basically, the Control Center is a lot different in iOS 11, so it requires some time to get used to.

To help you make the most of iOS 11 Control Center, we have compiled a list of five new control center features. Before proceeding, keep in mind that iOS 11 is now available as a developer beta, so it may include bugs. If you no longer bear with annoying issues in the new version of iOS, you can downgrade back to iOS 10.3.2.

  1. Add more controls to control center

In iOS 11, you can easily add more controls to Control Center like accessibility buttons, shortcuts, low power mode, magnifier, voice memos and even more. Here is how you can add more controls to iOS 11 control center.

Step one: First off, you need to launch the Settings app from your home screen and then tap on Control Center to proceed

Step two: Once you are in, hit the add button next to control under the More Controls section.

  1. Low Power mode

iOS 11 is adding a lot of new things to the operating system. One such thing is the ability to enable Low Power mode directly from the Control Center. This is a great addition to Apple’s mobile operating system, as it eliminates the need to jailbreak your device.

To enable Low Power mode from the Control Center on iOS 11, you first need to add the toggle in the Control Center. To do this, you simply repeat above-mentioned process and tap on add button next to Low Power mode. Once you are done, you should see the Low Power mode toggle in the Control Center so you can enable/disable it.

  1. Magnifier

Magnifier is a great feature that allows you to use your phone’s camera to zoom into a text, making reading small texts much easier. The Magnifier is not built into the Camera app, meaning that you need to enable it from the Settings menu.

In iOS 11, Apple has officially added the Magnifier toggle to the Control Center, allowing you to quickly activate Magnifier on your iPhone without heading the Settings app or triple pressing the Home button.

  1. Screen recording

iOS 11 allows you to record your iPhone’s screen without the need for a third-party app or a nearby Mac. Noticeably, Apple’s new version of iOS also lets you add screen recording toggle to the Control Center. Once you do that, you now can quickly enable or disable it.

  1. Guided access

Guide Access is a great feature on iOS that helps you stay focused on an app on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. Basically, once enabled, the feature temporarily restricts your device to a single app or disables hardware buttons on your iOS device. In iOS 11, you now can quickly turn on or off the feature from the Control Center. This is a great feature especially when you frequently hand your device to your children.

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