How to Customize Control Center in watchOS 5 on Apple Watch

With watchOS 5 or later, you get the option to edit Control Center toggles on the Apple Watch. Follow along to find out how to rearrange Control Center in watchOS 5 perfectly in line with your needs!

When Apple introduced an option to edit Control Center in iOS 11 last year, I knew the ability to rearrange Control Center on Apple Watch is not too far away. And pretty much on the expected line, the tech giant has offered an option to edit watchOS 5 Control Center toggles as well so that you can fine-tune CC to suit your workflow.

With watchOS 5 or later, you can choose to change the entire button layout of the Control Center. For instance, if you often use the Water Lock, Theater Mode, or take advantage of the ping feature to play a sound on your iPhone whenever it’s misplaced, you will be able to rearrange the layout of the buttons accordingly. Therefore, whenever you need to bring the oft-used functions into action, getting started will be just a tad easier. Let me show you how to customize Control Center on Apple Watch running watchOS 5!

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How to Rearrange Control Center Toggles on Apple Watch Running watchOS 5

Step #1. Swipe up from the bottom of the watch face to bring up Control Center.
(Alternately, touch and hold the bottom of the watch face and then swipe up to access CC.)

Swipe up from bottom of watch face to bring up Control Center on Apple Watch

Step #2. Now, scroll down and tap on Edit.

Tap on Edit in Control Center on Apple Watch

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Step #3. When the buttons start jiggling, touch and hold the one you want to rearrange. Then, drag it to the desired location. Repeat it to fine-tune the layout as per your workflow.

Rearrange Control Center on Apple Watch Running watchOS 5

Step #4. Once you are happy with the rearrangement, tap on the Done button to confirm the change.

Tap on Done button to confirm change in Control Center on Apple Watch

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Then, press the Digital Crown or swipe down from the top of the watch face to close CC.

Swipe down from top of watch face to close Control Center on Apple Watch

That’s all there is to it!

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That’s how you can give some personal touch to your Apple Watch Control Center. Now that you know this nifty little way, use it to keep the CC in sync with your usage.

Indeed, watcOS 5 has made Control Center more functional as you can now access it from inside an app as well. Thus, taking control of some of the most used functions has become more convenient than ever before, hasn’t it?

Video: How to Customize Apple Watch Control Center on WatchOS 5

Recently, we made a quick guide about customizing workouts on Apple Watch. If you are a fitness freak or want to make the most of the Workout app, do check out that post as well.

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Dhvanesh Adhiya
Dhvanesh Adhiya is the founder and editor-in-chief who takes care of audio, visual, and textual contents uploaded on He is passionate about wonderful apps that change the way your iPhone interacts in your life.

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