Control Centre Access Made Easy
Essential Apple User Magazine|January 2021
The Control Centre is a great way to access commonly used iPad features, such as the audio controls or Screen Mirroring and you can customise it to suit your own needs. Here’s a guide to the iPad’s Control Centre.

Control Centre in Focus

1 In this box, you can turn (clockwise, from top left) Airplane Mode, AirDrop, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi on and off. Tap and hold the main box for a bigger version. Turning off Bluetooth or Wi-Fi is temporary, they’re only switched off until the next day.

2 This box shows what you are currently listening to. Tap and hold for more options, including volume control and an option to play your sounds through external speakers.

3 To open the Control Centre, swipe with one finger from the top right corner of the screen towards the middle.

4 Tap here to lock the screen in its current orientation, so it doesn’t switch between landscape and portrait mode when you turn the iPad. Tap again to unlock.

5 Tap here to activate and deactivate the iPad’s useful Do Not Disturb mode for when you want some peace and quiet. Tap and hold this icon for a range of pop-up options for Do Not Disturb.

6 Brightness and volume controls. Run your finger up and down them to raise or lower the function in question or deep press one of them for a bigger version of the slider. Tap and hold on the Brightness slider also gives access to Night Shift Mode.

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