Future iOS 8 update from Apple might let you customize Control Center options

Future iOS 8 update from Apple might let you customize Control Center options
Currently, the order in which features appear on the Apple Control Center, and which features you can turn on and off, cannot be changed. Yes, the Control Center quickly lets you enable or disable the Airplane Mode, turn on or off Bluetooth and handle other functions such as the Portrait Orientation Lock. Now, an internal menu in iOS 8 reveals that users will eventually get the opportunity to customize the order of the items in the Control Center. In addition, users will also get to decide exactly which features are included in the short cut and which are not.

There is no guarantee that Apple will ever release the customizable controls that will allow users to manipulate the order of the shortcuts seen in the Control Center. The internal menu was outed in a couple of tweets sent out by Hamza Sood.

Sood points out that there could be Control Center short cuts for apps like the flashlight, timer, calculator and the camera. And another shortcut would allow you to start screen recording from the Control Center. If Apple decides to send this out to iDevice users, some expect it won't be in users' hands until Apple sends out iOS 8.1, whenever that will take place.


source: @hamzasood (1), (2) via RedmondPie

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1. DaftPunk

Posts: 31; Member since: Apr 24, 2014

Revolution, everyone!

8. DEATHSTROKE9

Posts: 399; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

Nope this is the beginning of a revolution. Just see how they did widgets! They did it better! I don't even use widgets on my S3 running kitkat as they cover the wallpaper! See continuity! Nothing in android comes close! Go hide in a corner and cry.

14. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

....Most of continuity features are already available (and have been for years) in the Google ecosystem. For that matter, push bullet plus Google apps just makes it pretty much continuity minus taking cell calls on the comp itself (and its been like that for like half a decade lol).

15. DEATHSTROKE9

Posts: 399; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

It's not apps! It's devices! Do some research first! Show me how you do "handoffs" in android. Your ios devices can handoff anything to each other. Also the automatic hotspot connection thing where in if your mac running Yosemite senses your iphone around with a cellular data connection it will ask you if you wanna connect to it and if you say yes, personal hotspot will be activated on your iPhone automatically. Please show me when and where google has done this! Give credit where it's due!

21. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

....You know wifi tethering has been around for at least a decade now. Also, once you connect to your phone tether ONCE, its as simple as hitting your wifi hotspot shortcut on your phone anytime you need it and your PC will automatically connect to it. Second, all your documents can be synced via Google drive or dropbox. You have it saved on drive and basically anytime you edit things all you have to do is save for them to sync to your PC and voila, instant "handoffs" feature available for at least 5 years now. I don't know if Apple has the ability to open from and save to cloud drives easily yet, but I'm pretty sure this works for ALL programs and not just Apple's proprietary applications. The only credit I will give Apple is their ability to dumb features down enough for people to understand them. They are the inventor of the dumb smart phone which helped make the industry what it is today. Without them it would not have been easy for consumers to get into tech and become self proclaimed "techies". That is why Apple devices are my go to recommendation to the elderly or children under 16.

24. Ninetysix

Posts: 2962; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

GTFO..you don't understand how it works. You're not saving anything on the apple side. http://bgr.com/2014/06/05/ios-8-features-handoff-yosemite/

23. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Google has handoff from chrome PC to chrome on Android, but not the other stuff There's many third party apps for the other stuff Pushbullet works great with Android and Windows (I thinks its also on iOS and Mac OS X too) When in browser just right click push this to my phone, or from your phone click share, then push to pc Also works with files, just right click file send with pushbullet, also works from phone to PC using share And also mirrors notification Also there's AirDroid (only on Android, but works with any desktop browser including safari) Allows you to send messages from your PC Transfer files wirelessly between PC and phone Record videos/take photos/screenshots using your PC Mirrors notifications Can start phone calls, but need to talk with your phone Find phone with many of Cerberus' features There's Facebook, Skype, Viber, and many other messaging apps that allow you send messages or calls from your PC/Mac already Not sure about the hotspot thing, since I don't use hotspot myself, but you could probably use tasker for that, or maybe some other app

26. DEATHSTROKE9

Posts: 399; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

I accept your point but the question is, does chrome do it live? Answer: No. When you start browsing something on your mac a slide up button is added to your iPad or iPhones Lock screen. It will be in the bottom left corner. Just swipe it up and you have seamlessly switched to your iPad/iPhone. This happens live. They demonstrated this in the keynote. Do you understand now?

46. Sauce unregistered

As you like to say "we dont need to root to do that". With continuity, You have to get an app to do that now. Whats your excuse now?

62. Awalker

Posts: 1973; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Well, it only works with iDevices and that a big deal because most people use Windows. Third party applications in the Play Store work with most if not all platforms which make them far more effective.

22. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

You mind widgets covering your wallpaper but don't mind a lot of app icons hiding the wallpaper?

25. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Also all my widgets have a transparent/aero theme, so they don't even cover up my wallpaper anyway

29. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

My widgets are even part of the wallpaper

44. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

That's all fine and everything, but Apple did do widgets better. Android fans are to caught up in talking about how widgets give their screen a custom look. First, how often are you sitting there starring at your home screen? Second, once you leave your home screen, the widget is useless. Apple's widgets are available in any app or the lock screen. They basically made the pull down shade a home screen that travels with you. The same can be said about control center. I just heard that in ios 8, it will be customizable in later betas.

59. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

I don't look at them at a regular basis, but things I use quite often are there on my homescreen. My widgets aren't there for info, they are there to make my life a bit easier. Ranging from turning on the lights to enabling hotspot. Besides that, I use Tasker to further increase information and control in the nav bar.

48. Sauce unregistered

No one covers their whole page with icons. I only use two rows.

60. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

And I have small widgets that hardly cover my wallpaper.

63. Sauce unregistered

Did I ever accuse anything? Lol….

65. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Nope, you didn't. Still in 'discussion' mode lol. Sorry bout that

67. Sauce unregistered

No worries man :)

64. Awalker

Posts: 1973; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Every iPhone I've seen covers the whole page with icons. I've seen Android phone users who cover their screen with icons.

81. Awalker

Posts: 1973; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

I haven't seen anyone with a jailbroken iPhone and that's probably why their home screens are filled with icons. That screenshot reminds me of a typical Android home screen.

83. Awalker

Posts: 1973; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

86. Sauce unregistered

You can't judge a phone/OS based off of what YOU see. The Android devices I see (very few people own Android feature phones) around here are always cluttered and an eye sore. Ugly, clusterf*cked, non aesthetic look, etc. Does that mean ALL Android devices look that way? No. See how easy it is if I said Yes? Yes. Yes all Android phones look like a dismantled pile of garbage. Easy to say, just like what you said. Even though the ones I see look horrendous, doesn't mean thats the way EVERY Android device looks.

184. xfire99

Posts: 1205; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

LMAO..bashing android and still wants iphone looks like android. Just much more ugly and washed out android style.

71. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

But the Icons on your iDevice don't cover the wallpaper? Hmm. You must have an interesting way to see things.

30. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

even apple and apple users don't use the word revolution as many times as apple haters do in every article related to apple. if ios doesn't have something that is available in android, then they( apple haters) start saying that apple can't provide the features that android provides. if apple adds some of those features then they are copycats. if apple introduces anything new, they are busy trying to tell everyone why people should still use android. and after doing so much in every apple related article, they still try to convince everyone that they aren't interested in apple. . . i use android phone, but as a customer, i still don't mind companies copying each other and using each others' products for business because that would increase competition. google itself doesn't hate apple or apple users, they make all their services available to apple users, they borrow a few ideas from apple and they never complain when apple borrows few ideas from google/android. . . we are all customers, we should like each other more than our favorite companies.

33. darkkjedii

Posts: 30971; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Excellent, and truthful. Unfortunately internet trolls don't think openly, if you look at their posts, they're as closed minded as they say Apple is. Also they're obsessed with Apple/iOS, good observation. +1 for your post.

34. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

thanks!

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