Master Control Center on iOS, Apple Watch and Mac with these handy pro tips

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Control Center Pro Tips Week
With a little bit of tweaking, Control Center can be a lot more useful.
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Control Center Pro Tips WeekWe want to help you master Control Center, one of the most powerful and underutilized features on Apple devices. Cult of Mac’s Control Center Pro Tips series will show you how to make the most of this useful toolbox on iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Mac.

On iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Mac, the Control Center puts vital tools at your fingertips. And while most people probably are familiar with some preset options, like Airplane Mode and Do Not Disturb, a world of customization awaits anyone willing to spend a few minutes digging deeper into this underutilized tool set.

All week long, we’ll show you how to get the most out of Control Center — and thus squeeze even more sweet utility out of your Apple devices. With this series of quick and simple Control Center tips, we’ll show you how to add useful buttons that make common tasks easier than ever.

Control Center pro tips

Did you know that activating Low Power Mode, toggling between dark and light themes, scanning a QR code, and starting a screen recording can all be done with just one tap inside Control Center?

And these are just some of the many things you can do with the right Control Center toggles. We’ll show you how to set them up — and teach you other useful tricks that no Apple user should be without, in a variety of topics:

Access handy tools on iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Mac

Apple Watch-specific tips

Tweak your system settings on iPhone, iPad and Mac

Apple TV-specific tips

Privacy and security tips

Many of these tricks will negate the need to dig around inside the Settings app every time you want to change common preferences. Others will allow you to rid your Home screen of unnecessary icons.

Visit our Control Center pro tips page to find all the tips in one place, and find new guides added every day. And don’t miss our previous pro tips series on Safari.