With iOS 11, Apple has provided options for you to customize the control center on your iPhone and iPad. You can now choose to keep the controls that you use on a regular basis as opposed to all the controls that Apple provides. Many users find that after updating to iOS 11, some of the control center items do not work as intended. The most common issue is that these controls seem to be frozen and tapping on them doesn’t do anything.
If you are finding unresponsive control center items on your iPhone or iPad, here are a few tips to you with the issue.
Perform a Forced Restart of Your iPhone or iPad
The first and most obvious thing to do after the iOS 11 install is to do a forced restart on your iPhone or iPad. If you have the older devices, press home and the on/off button together for 10 seconds or so till you see the Apple logo show up.
On a newer iPhone 7 and later models, press the Volume down and Power button together for some time till you see the Apple logo show up on your device.
Once the iPhone or iPad restarts on its own, test out the control center components to see if they are still frozen or are working well.
If the forced restart didn’t help with your specific control, the next step is to try deleting the particular control out of your settings and re-adding it back.
Deleting and Re-Installing the Control Center item in iOS 11
In order to delete the control out of your control center, tap on Settings > Control Center > Customize Controls
On this next screen, look for the unresponsive control in the top “INCLUDE” section. Once you have located your control, tap on the red circle with the minus sign at the beginning of the control. Tap on ‘Remove’ to delete the control.
This will remove the control out of your control center. Restart your iPhone and iPad.
Go to Settings > Control Center > Customize Controls and add back the problematic control that you had deleted in the prior step. Test and see if it works as intended.
Most of the times, the control center works without any hiccups. There are however times when they act slow or seem frozen.
We found that most issues with the control center were resolved via deleting and re-adding them back. This approach also worked for the various widgets that folks had issues with during iOS 10. We hope this quick tip helped you with your problem.