Hide Home controls for a cleaner Control Center in iOS 14 [Pro tip]


How to disable Home controls in iOS 14
Don't need Home controls? Give them the boot!
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Pro-tip-4iOS 14 ships with brand-new Home controls that make it easy to interact with smart devices from within Control Center. They’re handy, but they take up a lot of space, and not everyone owns HomeKit gadgets.

So, here’s how to remove those new Home controls if you don’t need them.

Apple enables Home controls by default in the first iOS 14 beta — regardless of whether or not you have any Home devices set up. That could change in future releases, but if it doesn’t, you might need to disable them manually.

Fortunately, doing so is really easy.

Cut Home controls from Control Center in iOS 14

Just follow these steps:

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Tap Control Center.
  3. Tap the toggle alongside Show Home Controls to disable them.
    How to disable Home controls in iOS 14

Now you can return to Control Center and it should look a little cleaner, like it did before you updated to iOS 14.

For those who do use HomeKit devices and want to customize the new Home controls, we have a guide on that — and on other features new to iOS and iPadOS 14 — on the way.