Do you like the new Control Center in iOS 11?


The Control Center of iOS is a little overlay, which an iPhone user will probably open about a dozen times per day, as it contains nifty buttons for the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, quick shortcuts to Calculator and Flashlight, and sliders for display brightness and sound volume. It has been around for about 4 years, first introduced with iOS 7, and hasn't changed much over time. The exception here is last year's iOS 10, which made Control Center into a 2-page deal, separating system controls and shortcuts from the media player toggles.

In iOS 11, the overlay is getting a full — and we'd say much-needed — makeover. It is no longer this single transparent slate, which holds buttons that can't be changed. It is now more like a mosaic, which the user can customize and rearrange. Yeah, we were surprised, too.

While it is extremely functional, we can see how it can look like an off-putting garbled mess. In our opinion, it's one of the most practical new features in iOS 11 and we do believe that the visuals will be easy to learn to live with. What about you?


Do you like the new Control Center?

Yes, it's awesome!
36.91%
I... guess I can live with it
23.85%
No, it looks horrible!
39.24%

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75 Comments

1. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

Yes. I am liking ios 11 so far.

2. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

No , it looks terrible ! Sorry

8. Bankz

Posts: 2516; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Nah. It looks strangely unrefined tbh especially when the last one was perfectly ok. Maybe it'll look better with the iphone 8 and a non-beta os update. But then again, maybe i'm just not used to it (which i seriously doubt).

21. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

To be fair it is still on a bit early stage. I really like it on the new iPads though.

54. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 965; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

Being able to sorta customize it and have more options is a nice touch. As a jailbreak user, this has a lot of potential

29. AmashAziz

Posts: 2894; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Last one wasn't perfectly ok bankz..............did you really think a stupid airplane toggle was better than a low power toggle?? And no screen recording!!!!!! How could one live without that?

38. ahmuzencab

Posts: 192; Member since: May 12, 2017

There has been an option to screen record for quite some time. There's just a toggle now.

46. AmashAziz

Posts: 2894; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Where was the option natively in iOS 10? Just tell me. I don't think there was one.

47. therealestmc

Posts: 679; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

No the last one was very limited. It's a little ugly but I will take functionality over aesthetic any day.

3. smooth4lyfe

Posts: 25; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

Looks way to cluttered and unorganized

5. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

Like a Samsung menu screen.

20. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Response to #5, PA's comment systems is f#&*ed up. Classic Mxy hypocrisy: Hates people for bringing up Apple on non-Apple articles, yet keeps bashing Samsung on non-Samsung articles. Now gimme your classic "no, you" response.

50. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

You are a fake.

57. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

LOL classic predictable 1 liner, can't even defend yourself properly, poor kid :(

72. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

Well it's true. You are a fake.

73. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Tell me more, Sherlock :)

44. pecapello

Posts: 106; Member since: Feb 19, 2015

The new settings from Samsung actually look pretty organized and clean

30. AmashAziz

Posts: 2894; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

You need to get used to it. That's the point

4. Valinor

Posts: 172; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

Anyone wanting to update to the ios 11 beta: Don't do it. Unstable, alot of bugs and all the new things suck. You will miss ios 10. (Actually I miss ios 9 the most)

6. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

It's called a BETA version for a reason.

13. guests

Posts: 196; Member since: Jun 19, 2016

lolll

52. Valinor

Posts: 172; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

I know, i was just stating that the bugs are the kind that make the phone annoying for daily use. I have used alot of betas before and sometimes the bugs are ok for daily use.

64. AmashAziz

Posts: 2894; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

The first beta of any iOS version has never been stable for daily use. You should've checked videos of people recommending to not install the first beta on your primary device. It's an iOS beta; it will definitely be buggy. Especially when it's the first one!

31. AmashAziz

Posts: 2894; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Valinor, you sure u know what a beta means?

7. STRANG3R

Posts: 234; Member since: Sep 24, 2015

I am on ios 9 jailbroken and ios cant impress me to update , ios 10 failed badly

32. AmashAziz

Posts: 2894; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Yeah stranger, iOS 10 failed badly. But one thing I cannot crack; why u think that? No proof? I mean downloads seem to show otherwise

68. kalloud

Posts: 155; Member since: Jun 21, 2012

I think he ment ios 10 failed *to convince him to update*.

9. libra89

Posts: 2265; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

It looks really busy for me. I like that you can finally customize it but it also feels like too much going on. I can live with it though.

10. Valdomero

Posts: 662; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

It's only a matter of time to get used to the new design, at least it has customization over which icons you want to have at the panel. Please Apple, make themes available, or at least the icons to be customizable.

11. zeropants

Posts: 41; Member since: May 31, 2012

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