How-to: get an iOS 7-like pull-up Control Center on your Android device

We want to show you is an easy way to obtain a convenient feature - especially if you own a tall, wide smartphone with a 5-inch display or more. We're talking about a control panel that you comfortably pull up with your thumb from below the home screen
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39 Comments

1. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Wait for it...."The beauty of Android". :P

6. magnanimus

Posts: 565; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

That's why I love android. You can make your phone into something thats yours. Not just conform to standards set by "some companies" which they think is best for you. On android, you choose whats best for you :P

28. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Nicely put. This is why Android is the spiritual successor to the personal computer and why so many people love Android. On the opposite end of the spectrum, Apple and Microsoft only offer dead end closed platforms. The only choice a customer has with these two companies is what flavor of fascism they prefer more.

7. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Yes ofcourse... Jealous huh???

15. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Of what? I have a Nexus 5, obviously running on KitKat.

18. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

But still your fav platform doesn't offer this kinda functionality...

19. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

I don't have a "fav" platform.

21. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

What functionality it doesn't offer?

22. bbblader

Posts: 590; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

What kind of functionality? iOS's functionality to be plain simple?

23. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

lol O...K... Android has had that ability for years, but I guess that's the beauty of Android... If I want to make my phone look like an iOS iToy I can, if I want it to look like WP i can do that also, & If I want it to be ORIGINAL one of a kind, I can root. So YES that is the BEAUTY of Android. +1

38. Blazers

Posts: 723; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Unless you're using a Note 3 updated to 4.4.2.....then no root for you :(

35. sriuslywtf

Posts: 297; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

This is how its done: "The beauty..." Wait for it.. "of Android"

36. fireblade

Posts: 717; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

hahahaha.... the most popular comment in android articles

2. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

The beauty of Android

16. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Android FTW!

3. Anshulonweb

Posts: 468; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

I can do all these things from my notification panel.....just swipe down, its more easy....

11. nestea unregistered

If you have smartphone with big display, eassier to swype from down to pull off notification/control center

37. buccob

Posts: 2956; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Well I can't... I am stuck with a 4.1.2 Sony Xperia that does not allow me to add more toggles... So I installed this excellent app and made it look almost exactly as the original Xperia Toggles on top... removed duplicates, removed music control, and made it open only half-way of the screen... AND the best is that it can be set to access from the lock screen (something I can't with stock notification bar if I have a security like pattern enabled)... Also to prevent accidental swipes, I made the swipe area much narrower and to the left..... I absolutely LOVE this application. MILES ahead of Apple's Control Center

4. bigv6691

Posts: 10; Member since: Jan 08, 2014

I use Easy Control, but I believe that was taken down from the play store, which is a shame.

5. alltechinside

Posts: 248; Member since: Apr 21, 2013

Idk if I'm the only one, but I never really liked control center. It felt like Apple needed to make shortcut toggles and they just slapped everything under control center. It doesn't look clean, but hey, it's functional! Regardless, nice to see Android getting choices. Like people say, "The beauty of Android"

14. chocowii

Posts: 478; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

iOS doesnt have on screen buttons so probably they'll slap it on the button. Yep its functional but not customizable. Its like "better to have that than nothing". I hope they'll improve the control center.

8. SAO101789

Posts: 123; Member since: Feb 10, 2014

Love apples iTunes media Store but I'm going android I can live without apple apps. Or I can just get a ipad for them cx Customize my phone to the MAX!!:D

9. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

I have a proper notification/quick access bar on my TouchWiz device. No thanks.

10. AliNSiddiqui

Posts: 382; Member since: Sep 19, 2012

Lol, a much better* version was released the day iOS7 was announced. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.kukool.control.center *By better I mean more iOS like and simpler in terms of features.

12. chocowii

Posts: 478; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

I hope the home button toggles to have several selections like the ones on the lock screen.

13. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

It is on the PlayStore...change your launcher/notification center anyway you want...

17. MEeee

Posts: 403; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

With Next Launcher, you can customized any gestures on the screen for notification.

20. darkkjedii

Posts: 30900; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Nice look.

24. MobileGuru

Posts: 82; Member since: Jan 18, 2014

Great app recommendation PA!! I'm now using it to lock my phone without the using the physical key.

25. jibraihimi

Posts: 801; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

I use control centre, it looks better than this, and is of very small size, and setting it up is very simple and easy.....
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