The September 2018 release of the watchOS 5 software update brought out the ability for Apple Watch owners to rearrange Control Center toggles to their liking. With it, Apple Watch owners can customize the order in which the Control Center toggles appear.
- watchOS 5 brings an Edit button to the Control Center overlay.
- The toggles can be reordered to your liking.
- Put oft-used toggles at the top to make Control Center your own.
- This feature requires the watchOS 5 software or newer.
Follow along for the tutorial steps.
How to rearrange Control Center toggles
To adjust the order of the various Control Center toggles so they suit your needs, do the following on your Apple Watch:
1) Swipe up from the bottom of your watch face to invoke Control Center (in case you didn’t know this, the watch also lets you access Control and Notification Center from inside apps).
2) Scroll down and tap the Edit button.
3) When the icons start wiggling like they’re doing a dance, rearrange them by way of dragging.
4) Tap Done to save the changes.
And voilà, say hello to your newly personalized Control Center!
Keep in mind that you cannot do this through the companion Watch app on your iPhone.
How’s this useful?
The layout of the Control Center toggles varies from one Apple Watch model to another.
As an example, the original Apple Watch didn’t have the Expel Water toggle. Similarly, LTE-enabled watches feature a Cellular toggle in their Control Center that doesn’t show up on non-LTE models. Different people have different needs so making the Apple Watch Control Center your own is contingent upon your daily usage patterns.
If you happen to own an LTE-enabled watch but don’t use LTE connectivity much, you may want to drag that Cellular toggle down the list to make room for a more frequently-used item.
Frequent moviegoers, on the other hand, might want to move the Theater Mode toggle higher than the Expel Water button for quick access.
Conversely, those who rarely use Theater Mode may move other frequently-used toggles, like Do Not Disturb or Battery, to the very top of the Control Center overlay.
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