How to Customize Control Center on Apple Watch

Written By Mehak Reviewed By Apple Watch How-to 5 Min Read

The Control Center on your Apple Watch provides quick access to some of the most frequently used features, such as turning on Do Not Disturb or Airplane Mode, checking the battery level of your watch, using the flashlight, and more. You can customize the Apple Watch control center to arrange or hide icons in the order you prefer. Further, the latest watchOS 7 lets you add and remove toggles too. So let’s learn more.

What Are The Icons in Apple Watch Control Center?

Before we proceed, here is a list of all the different icons visible in the Control Center and what they mean:

  1. Cellular: toggles on or off the cellular connection on Apple Watches that support it
  2. WiFi: connects or disconnects the WiFi network
  3. Ping your iPhone: Makes your paired iPhone beep loudly to help find it if misplaced
  4. Battery Percentage: Shows the battery level on your Apple Watch
  5. Silent Mode: toggles on or off silent mode on your Apple Watch
  6. Lock: Locks your Apple Watch so that you have to enter the passcode to unlock it
  7. Do Not Disturb: Toggles on or off DND mode on your Apple Watch
  8. Walkie Talkie: Enables or disables walkie talkie availability
  9. Theater Mode: Turns on or off theater mode in which your Apple Watch will not light up with notifications
  10. Water Lock: Enables the water lock to prevent the watch from responding to accidental touches from water when swimming. Only available on Apple Watch Series 2 and later
  11. Flashlight: Turns on or off the flashlight on your Apple Watch
  12. Airplane Mode: Toggle on or off flight mode
  13. AirPlay: Allows you to choose the audio output to use with your Apple Watch
  14. Sleep tracking: Allows you to set up and use Sleep Tracking. Only on watchOS 7

How to Open and Close the Control Centre on Apple Watch

You can’t open Control Center from the Home screen on your Apple Watch. Instead, press the Digital Crown to go to the watch face or open an app. Then, to open Control Center:

  • From the watch face, swipe control center and tap on edit in watchos 7 on apple watch
  • From other screens, touch and hold the bottom of the screen, then swipe up

To close, swipe down from the top of your Watch screen or just press the Digital Crown. 

How to Customize Control Center in Apple Watch

You can rearrange the Control Center icons in the way you prefer. Here’s how to go about it.

  1. Open the Control Center on your Apple Watch and tap on Edit.tap on edit in control center on Apple Watch
  2. Drag the icons around to arrange them as you like
  3. Once you’re satisfied, tap Done.drag icons and tap on done to customize control center in watchos 7

How to Hide Control Center Tiles in watchOS 7

By default, all toggles are enabled on your Apple Watch. But if you want to keep things organized, you can remove the control center toggles that you don’t use. Just follow the steps below.

  1. Open the Control Center on your Apple Watch and tap on Edit
  2. To remove a toggle, tap the Minus’ sign that appears on it. Some toggles cannot be removed, such as WiFi and Airplane Mode
  3. Once you’re satisfied, scroll down and tap on Done.tap on minus and tap on done to remove control center toggles on apple watch running watchos 7

How to Add Control Center tiles in watchOS 7

If you want to add control center toggles back after removing them, just follow the steps below.

  1. Open the Control Center and tap on Edit
  2. To add a toggle, scroll down to the ‘More’ section. Tap the ‘Plus’ sign next to the icons that you want to add back
  3. Once you’re satisfied, scroll down and tap on Done.tap on plus and then tap done to add control center toggles in watchos 7

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By Mehak Senior Writer
Mehak has a master’s degree in communication and over ten years of writing experience. Her passion for technology and Apple products led her to iGeeksBlog, where she specializes in writing product roundups and app recommendations for fellow Apple users. When not typing away on her MacBook Pro, she loves being lost in a book or out exploring the world.
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