It’s been a few weeks since the first watchOS 5 developer preview was released. There are a few new features with improved notifications and Siri suggestions. However, another smaller feature was introduced which allows you to edit Control Center.
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Over the years, Apple has continued to open up some customization options for Watch owners. watchOS 5 is just another great iteration of this. Of course, you have not been able to customize this in the past, either from the Watch or the Watch app on your iPhone.
Apple is slowly but surely starting to listen to its users and this is an extremely helpful feature. If you want to edit Control Center on your watchOS 5 Apple Watch, here are the steps:
How to edit Control Center on Apple Watch
- On your Apple Watch, swipe up from the bottom of the screen
- Scroll all the way to the bottom and tap the Edit button
- Tap, hold and drag the icon of your choice to a new position
- Repeat this process until you have customized the Control Center layout
- Once complete, either tap the Done button at the bottom or press the Digital Crown
Unfortunately, it seems that you can’t exactly remove Control Center toggles just yet. That is another feature that we will have to keep waiting for, and hopefully will be coming sooner rather than later.
Why do you want to edit?
You may be in the camp that never really uses Control Center on your Apple Watch. That’s cool, but what if you constantly need to toggle your notifications on or off?
Then you can use the steps above and edit Control Center to put the DND toggle closer to the top. Maybe you’re someone who loves to walk around in the dark but need some light to guide the way, move the Flashlight toggle to the top so you don’t stub your toe.
The possibilities are endless, and this is even further compounded once more developers jump on board. watchOS 5 is definitely a huge step in the right direction to make everyone happy, and this smaller feature is just another example.
If you run into any issues, be sure to sound off in the comments and let us know if you have any issues. Just as a reminder, watchOS 5 is slated to launch this Fall alongside iOS 12 and macOS Mojave.