iOS 10 beta 4 adds introduction explaining Apple's Control Center changes

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in iPhone edited August 2016
Control Center in iOS 10 has an entirely new look and design, adding expanded music controls and quick access to HomeKit accessories. However, the changes may not be readily apparent to new users, which is why Apple has added a quick introductory screen explaining them in the latest beta.




The fourth beta of iOS 10 was provided to developers on Monday, and as Apple pushes toward a public release of the software this fall, it continues to tweak and refine it.

For new users, the changes to Control Center are spelled out more clearly starting with beta 4. When swiping up from the bottom of the screen, iOS 10 now displays a splash screen to acknowledge before using Control Center for the first time.




"iPhone Controls, Now Playing, and Home each have their own cards," the introduction explains. "Swipe to see each one."

The explanation could be seen as necessary because, at first glance, the new Control Center main view looks largely the same as before. The most notable change is that music and media controls have been removed, and placed in their own pane which can be accessed via a quick swipe.



In addition to having two new panes, Control Center in iOS 10 is also designed to take advantage of the pressure sensing 3D Touch display on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. These can be used to adjust brightness on the flashlight, set custom alarm timers, adjust brightness of HomeKit bulbs and more.

iOS 10 is expected to launch in September, alongside new next-generation iPhones. It is currently available to test for registered developers and members of Apple's public beta program.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 11
    rogifan_newrogifan_new Posts: 3,932member
    What's with the big night shift button?  Something coming with new iPhones that will occupy space in control center? I wish Apple would let us customize it.
    2stepbaySpamSandwichunbeliever2
  • Reply 2 of 11
    SoliSoli Posts: 8,748member
    1) This seems like one of least complex changes they've done, but I guess enough people had issues if they're adding an introduction to beta 4.

    2) I agree with @rogifan_new that the Night Shift button seems both atypically large and that it would be nice to customize Control Center. For example, I would prefer not to have to swipe to access my Music/Podcast/"insert audio app" controls.
    2stepbay
  • Reply 3 of 11
    2stepbay2stepbay Posts: 111member
    I agree!  Too much swiping makes for confusion. Would prefer user customization of the main notification page. I prefer my music there too.
    SpamSandwich
  • Reply 4 of 11
    why couldn't they do tabs instead in control center. seems better than swiping across three panes. or the design language is not consistent?
  • Reply 5 of 11
    netroxnetrox Posts: 720member
    What's with the big night shift button?  Something coming with new iPhones that will occupy space in control center? I wish Apple would let us customize it.
    Huh? There are options for Night Shift. They need to show what options are associated with a given night shift command. It looks right to me.
    mac fan
  • Reply 6 of 11
    I like the new update for the most part. But I hate the emojis. I hate them so much. I liked them way better before I updated my phone. Wish I could go back and never updated it to be honest. 
  • Reply 7 of 11
    rogifan_newrogifan_new Posts: 3,932member
    netrox said:
    What's with the big night shift button?  Something coming with new iPhones that will occupy space in control center? I wish Apple would let us customize it.
    Huh? There are options for Night Shift. They need to show what options are associated with a given night shift command. It looks right to me.
    No I wish Apple would let us cutomize control center. I wouldn't have the night shift icon there is have something else.
  • Reply 8 of 11
    I STILL can't update any apps or check for software updates on my iPad. & I asked for help with macOS beta & it got deleted because it's beta software. :'(
    thanks a lot lol
  • Reply 9 of 11
    jarsonjarson Posts: 3member
    If you have to add instructions, you have failed in interface design, IMO. They should have just put some little arrows on the edges to indicate more content.
  • Reply 10 of 11
    Can't help but feel the swipes should have been 1 to the right and 1 to the left. rather than having to swipe twice to get to HOME controls. Similar to swiping right (to go left) from the home screen brings up search/siri sugestions/nearby etc. so it's not unthinkable to swipe right (to go left) from a starting position.
    edited August 2016
  • Reply 11 of 11
    SpamSandwichSpamSandwich Posts: 31,015member
    This is really going to confuse parents and other elderly users of iPhones and iPads. I guarantee that.

    The old overarching philosophy of simplicity and clarity (aka affordance) should always immediately overrule having to dive multiple screens deep to achieve something.
    edited August 2016 singularity
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