How to Find Control Center in iOS 12 on the iPad

Control Center iOS 12 iPad

If you’ve been using iOS 11 or an earlier version of iOS on your iPad, you probably know that you need to swipe up from the bottom of your iPad to get to the Control Center. This works the same on the iPhone prior to iOS 12. But with the iPhone X introduced last year, Apple changed that behavior. You needed to swipe down from the upper right corner of the iPhone X. With iOS 12, Apple brought the iPad in line with the iPhone X and the recently released iPhone XR, XS, and XS Max. Swiping up from the bottom of the screen on the iPad now reveals the Dock, and if you continue swiping, the App Switcher. But no Control Center! To bring up Control Center, swipe down from the upper-right corner of the screen. If you need a reminder, use the Wi-Fi and battery icons as a reminder.

(Note from Andy – this older post isn’t current but it describes the function of many Control Center items)

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