How to access the Control Centre on your iPad and customise shortcuts to the apps and functions you use most

ShutterstockIt’s easy to access the Control Centre on an iPad for shortcuts to functions and apps.
  • You can access the Control Centre on your iPad by swiping up from the bottom of the screen on older iPads or by swiping down to the middle from the top right corner on iPads running iOS12 or newer.
  • An iPad’s Control Centre gives you quick access to some of the core features of your device, such as the camera, alarms, and Apple TV controls.
  • You can customise your iPad’s Control Centre to give you the most efficient way to reach the apps and functions you use the most.
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An iPad’s Control Centre – that little collection of symbols like Aeroplane Mode, the brightness and volume settings, and quick links to favourite apps like your camera – is one of the handiest features of the device.

Not only does it speed up your access to many of the iPad’s core functions, but it can also be used from the iPad’s lock screen, saving you even more time.

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How to access the Control Centre on your iPad

Accessing the iPad’s Control Centre is easy.

Whether on the lock screen or on any unlocked screen, just swipe up from the bottom of the screen on older generation iPad devices (start with a finger right above the home button).

On iPads running iOS 12 or newer, however, you should swipe down at an angle from the top right corner of the screen.

Steven John/Business InsiderSwipe down from the top right corner to access Control Centre on newer iPads.

To improve your iPad Control Centre experience, you can also take some time to customise it.

How to customise the Control Centre on your iPad

1. Open the “Settings” app on your iPad.

2. Scroll down and tap “Control Centre.”

Steven John/Business InsiderFind Control Centre in Settings and tap Customise Controls.

3. Tap “Customise Controls.”

4. Tap the red circles with minus symbols (-) and then tap the word “Remove” to remove features you don’t want in the Control Centre and tap green plus symbols (+) for those you would like added.

Control centre ipadSteven John/Business InsiderAdd or remove functions from the Control Centre.

And that’s that – your iPad Control Centre is now better than ever.

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