Control Center on the Apple Watch

In this lesson we are going to take a closer look at the Control Center on the Apple Watch. If you recall, the Control Center gives you access to various controls such as wi-fi, airplane mode, muting, and even a flashlight.

Accessing the Control Center
To access the Control Center, we just swipe up from the bottom of our Apple Watch. When we do this, you’ll see various controls they you can toggle on and off. Just tap on them to toggle them. If they have a gray background, that means they are ‘off’. If they have a color, and the color can change depending on the control, this means it is ‘on’. You swipe up to see more controls. The number of controls available will change depending on the Apple Watch you have. As an example, an Apple Watch with LTE will have a control to turn LTE on and off.

Controls Available:

LTE – Turn cellular on or off (only shows if you have an Apple Watch with LTE).

Wi-Fi – Disconnect from Wi-Fi networks.

Airplane Mode – Turn Airplane Mode on or off.

Battery – Check your battery power or turn on Power Reserve.

Do Not Disturb – Turn Do Not Disturb on or off. 

Find My iPhone – Play a sound if you can’t find your iPhone, or touch and hold to flash your iPhone’s light. 

Flashlight – Turn on the flashlight. Tap on the flashlight to change the color. To turn off the flashlight, swipe down.

Silent Mode – Turn Silent Mode on or off (mutes your Apple Watch).

Lock your Apple Watch – Lock your Apple Watch (only shows when you have wrist detection turned off and a passcode set).

Theater Mode – Turn Theater Mode on or off. This setting turns on Silent Mode, and the screen stays dark until you tap or press a button.

Water Lock – Use Water Lock to prevent accidental taps (available on Apple Watch 2 and above).

Airplay – Connect to an audio device such as AirPods.

How do we get back to our watch face? We either press the digital crown or we swipe back down from the top to close the control center.

See this Lesson in Action
If you want to see this lesson in action, take a look at the video above.

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