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I have found redesigned Control Center in iOS 11 more functional and intuitive than ever before. However, it's not without blemish. For instance, it has slightly hidden audio outputs section. Hence, switching AirPlay device in iOS 11 might not be straightforward for everyone.

There are three ways you can switch audio outputs on your iOS 11 device. Once you have got the hang of them, you will no longer find it inconvenient. Let's see how it works!

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How to Switch AirPlay Devices in iOS 11 on iPhone and iPad

How to Switch Between AirPlay Devices on iPhone and iPad Running iOS 11

How to Switch Audio Outputs from the Lockscreen on iPhone and iPad

Step #1. When you are on the Lock screen, tap on the AirPlay icon that's next to the playback title in the music widget.

Tap on AirPlay Icon in Music on Lockscreen iPhone

Step #2. Now, auto outputs screen will come up. Tap on the device you want to switch over to.

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Switch Between AirPlay Devices in iOS 11 on iPhone and iPad

How to Switch Audio Output from Control Center in iOS 11

There are a couple of quick ways through which you can switch audio output on your iOS Device:

Method #2:

Step #1. Swipe up from the bottom of the screen to access Control Center.

Swipe Up iPhone Screen

Step #2. Check out the tiny wave icon in music widget.

  • It turns blue and animate when the output is connected to external source.
  • It is grayed out when the audio is playing locally or if there's no playback.

You need to tap on this wave icon.

Tap on Wi-Fi Icon in iPhone Control Center

Step #3. Now, outputs screen will open. Just tap on the device you want to switch.

Switch Audio Output from Control Center in iOS 11

Method #2:

Step #1. Swipe up from the bottom of the screen. Then, you need to touch and hold on the music widget.

Tap and Hold Music Widget in Lockscreen on iPhone

Step #2. Now, the music widget will expand and display several options including AirPlay icon next to the music title. Tap on it.

Tap on AirPlay Icon in Cotrol Center on iPhone

Step #3. Next, you will see the list of all the available audio outputs. Tap on the one you wish to switch to.

Switch AirPlay Device from iPhone Control Center

Your take!

What's your take on the redesigned Control Center? Have your feedback in the comments below.

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