iOS 12/12.3 Control Center Not Working on iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7 Plus/6S/6/SE: Here’s Fix

Getting issues on iOS 12 Control Center Not Working on iPhone 8, 8 Plus, iPhone X and other iOS 11 compatible all iOS devices. The amazing thing is that We able to set up and use a customized control center. Let’s See we can add more shortcut for different settings and control like Network card (Airplane Mode Off, Cellular Data, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, AirDrop, Personal Hotspot).

In addition, Apple TV remote, Driver Mode, Timer, Camera, Screen Recorder, Flashlight, Low Power Mode, Notes, Voice Memos, Wallet, Text Size, Music Card and Other handy shortcuts. Instantly fix Control center not working in iOS 12 and getting Control center keeps crashing after spinning wheel on screen or restarting iPhone itself on Swiping up the finger to activate Control Center.

Now, We need to more care our iOS device, because of essential apps and settings now accessible on the lock screen, But some buggy software error is making your control center crashing app or auto shutdown or restarting iOS device itself.

Useful tips for iPhone, iPad Models: iPhone X, iPhone 8/8 Plus, iPhone x, iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone 6/6 Plus, iPhone 5s.

Fix Control center not working in iOS 11: iPhone, iPad


For iPhone X, iPad: How to Access Control center on iPhone X?

Slide finger down from Side top corner edge of the iPhone X screen – See picture, For iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus slide finger bottom to top below.

iOS 12 or later on iPad Pro/iPad Mini/iPad Air: Swipe finger from upper left corner to Bottom just like new iPhone models.

Use Control Center on iPhone X without Home Button

1: Check for New Update

Apple users always should check for the new update that gives more benefits about performance, Bug fix and features. In latest iOS 12, Apple fixed our all minor bug,

Go to the Settings > General > Software Update.


2: Can control center be customized? How

Most frequently asked the question by my readers is this. So I am suggesting to use customized control center. That can easily access on the lock screen or home screen.

Move through, Go to the Settings App > Control Center > Customize Controls > See include [In Use] and More Controls section managing it.


3: Restart or Force Restart/ Hard Reset

To Restart: Press and Hold Sleep/ Wake button until you see the slide to turn off on screen.

Hard Reset:

1: Press and Quickly Release Volume Up button,
2: Press and Quickly Release Volume Down Button,
3: Press and Hold Side Button until you see the Apple logo on Screen.

To Start iPhone, Again press Side button until startup apple logo on the screen.

For iPhone 7/7 Plus or later: Press and Hold Sleep/Wake button + Volume down button until you see the apple logo.

Force Restart iPhone 5S iPhone 6 iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

For iPhone X restart: Press and Hold Side button and Force Restart: Side button + Volume Down button.

Force Restart iPhone X iPhone 8 Plus


4: Control center stuck and Spinning wheel

This is the biggest problem with the new release of iOS 11, are still getting this error on your iPhone or iPad. And force restart makes your iPhone restore all data automatically. This is annoying.

If possible wait for sometimes that auto fix, Still not getting the solution then restart the device.


5: control center won’t swipe up On Lock Screen

Control center not open on the lock screen

If you disabled control center on clock screen for settings using Steps,

For the privacy reason, you have an option for set Control Center disabled on the lock screen. Check it from settings app,

Go to the Settings > Touch ID & Passcode.

2 Touch ID & Passcode on iPhone in iOS 11

Enter Passcode, Enable Control Center toggle under Allow Access When Locked screen.

3 Control center in iOS 11 for lock screen

Full Guide Disable/ Enable control center on the lock screen.


6: Check incompatible app installed on iOS devices

Find which app is incompatible with your current iOS version, Go to the Settings > General > About

4 Installed and incompatible App on iPhone

Next, Applications.

5 compatible app on iPhone

See the list of the incompatible app in installed iOS app.


7: Control Center Won’t Swipe up on App or Unlocked screen

After unlocked we can access Control center earlier, But this time in iOS 11 Apple comes out new restriction for CC on Access to the app.

That means if this option is disabled then Control center not working on app or settings screen.

For control center swipe up not responding on home screen then try other troubleshooting steps.

Control center not open on App screen or Settings

Go to the Settings app on iPhone, iPad.

6 Control Center setting on iPhone

Next, Tap on Control center and Enable Access Within Apps

7 Control Center Access Within App on iPhone

This very useful for access all the control within the app, For Example, WiFi not working correctly then swipe up the finger to open control center and Tap on the Cellular icon.

That’s it, Enjoy uninterrupted Service


8: Remove or add control in Control center in iOS 12

Have you found any control missing after add in customized control center from iOS settings?

Sometimes you get default control missing or unable to find, Follow Step 2, 8 step. (Restart or Force Restart)

We can remove or Add new Shortcut in control center from Settings > Control center > Customize Control center.


9: Reset Control center: Reset All Settings

This trick goes your all iOS device settings to default value. Get all setting just like new setup iPhone or iPad and Fix all the internal problem in few seconds. That happens due to wrong Configurations and structure.

Go to the Settings app on iPhone, iPad.

Next, Tap on General > Reset

Reset All Settings on iPhone ipad running iOS 11 and later

Under the Reset, Tap on Reset all settings


10: iOS 12 Control Center Crashes: Turn Off Speak Screen

Go to the Settings > General > Accessibility > Speech

8 Speak Screen on iPhone in iOS 11

Disable Speak Screen.

9 Disable Speak Screen on iPhone


11: Expand Control center pane: Touch not working

Functionality like 3D Touch, make sense about 3D Touch. But it’s not 3D Touch. Press and Hold on Control center widget icon to expand CC widget.

Temporary Disable 3D Touch: We also test out by disabling 3D Touch on iPhone, iPad. Go to the settings > General > Accessibility > 3D Touch.


12: AirDrop, Bluetooth, Brightness & Volume bar, Music

Very import shortcut cover in iOS 11 control center in a smart way. Expandable panel easy to use on the same screen. If you won’t turn on AirDrop (turn on Airdrop in iOS 12), Bluetooth, Low Power mode from the control center then turn it from iPhone, iPad settings app.


13: Apple TV Not Working in Control center remote

Are you trouble with iOS 11 control center remote, Then make sure your iOS device and Apple TV under same Wi-Fi Network.

Restart the device and try again.


14: Backup and Restore

Problem is enormous and vital for you, fixed out by installing new iOS version by deleting all document or Data from iPhone, iPad after backup iPhone.

Once you clean install iOS, restore Backup.


15: Send Report to Apple:

Bugreport, This is the official way to send your problem to apple. Apple will take action and try to repair bugs it’s severe for the device in the next update.

Above all are the possible fix and troubleshooting tips for Control center not working in iOS 11.

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