How to invoke Control Center and Notification Center on iPhone X

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in iPhone edited November 2017
With the iPhone X, Apple has by necessity switched up how to trigger both the Control and Notification Centers in iOS 11. Here's how to launch both.




On every other iOS device, the Notification Center is opened with a swipe down from anywhere along the top edge of the screen. Because of hardware and software changes however, that gesture has to be more precise on the iPhone X.

Instead owners should swipe down from the left "ear" of the display or just under the notch. In landscape mode, all of the top edge works apart from the upper-right corner.




The Control Center -- which offers access to settings and widgets -- is normally opened by swiping up from the bottom of a device, but here the problem is that the iPhone X uses a new gesture bar to control app switching and returning to the homescreen.

To open the Contol Center on an iPhone X, swipe down from the right ear in vertical orientation. In landscape view, swipe from the upper-right corner.




For more details on the iPhone X, watch the replay of our live hands-on Q&A.

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  • Reply 1 of 5
    cmd-zcmd-z Posts: 25member
    If there ever is a Plus size version of this hardware, having to reach for the upper corners is going to be a hassle for some. I know, "don't buy a phone you can't hold" applies, but that doesn't stop the negativity.
  • Reply 2 of 5
    Rayz2016Rayz2016 Posts: 3,806member
    cmd-z said:
    If there ever is a Plus size version of this hardware, having to reach for the upper corners is going to be a hassle for some. I know, "don't buy a phone you can't hold" applies, but that doesn't stop the negativity.
    This is the plus size. 
    edited November 2017
  • Reply 3 of 5
    Rayz2016 said:
    cmd-z said:
    If there ever is a Plus size version of this hardware, having to reach for the upper corners is going to be a hassle for some. I know, "don't buy a phone you can't hold" applies, but that doesn't stop the negativity.
    This is the plus size. 
    That design can support a more plus size. This is a matter of processing power and battery to drive such a huge 4K screen. As such it is useless to those preferring a larger screen in landscape use, like me. A plus size with the same resolution would remove that limitation.
  • Reply 4 of 5
    cmd-zcmd-z Posts: 25member
    Rayz2016 said:
    cmd-z said:
    If there ever is a Plus size version of this hardware, having to reach for the upper corners is going to be a hassle for some. I know, "don't buy a phone you can't hold" applies, but that doesn't stop the negativity.
    This is the plus size. 
    For now it is, yes. I'm referring to the next generation, which conceivably could include a wider (16:9) version, or perhaps larger in both dimensions. I suppose Apple could revise the Reachability feature to include Control and Notification Centers in a shorter reach.
    edited November 2017
  • Reply 5 of 5
    boltsfan17boltsfan17 Posts: 1,905member
    Rayz2016 said:
    cmd-z said:
    If there ever is a Plus size version of this hardware, having to reach for the upper corners is going to be a hassle for some. I know, "don't buy a phone you can't hold" applies, but that doesn't stop the negativity.
    This is the plus size. 
    That design can support a more plus size. This is a matter of processing power and battery to drive such a huge 4K screen. As such it is useless to those preferring a larger screen in landscape use, like me. A plus size with the same resolution would remove that limitation.
    I hope Apple creates a larger plus size next year. Apple could still increase the resolution for a more plus size phone. The iPhone X doesn't have a 4K screen. 
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