how you can Open the Control Center of your iPhone X

If you've been following our iPhone X coverage, you're probably aware that gestures are a big deal in iOS 11 for the iPhone X. Without a home button on Apple's new super-premium smartphone, several actions had to be mapped to gestures instead, which impacts other areas of the OS like the Control Center.

One example of these new gestures is the ability to return to the home screen by swiping up from the bottom edge of any screen. But wait — isn't that the gesture to bring up the Control Center? Well, not anymore with the iPhone X. It's a little different now, but after following this guide, you'll be accessing the Control Center in no time. 

To access the Control Center, simply swipe down from the upper-right corner of the screen. But remember to use the upper-right — in other words, the small portion of the screen to the right of the camera cutout at the top of the iPhone. Swiping down from the upper-left and upper-center still lets you access your notifications on the iPhone X.

The new Command Center gesture on the iPhone X.Image by Marques Brownlee/YouTube

It's worth noting that you may not even need to access the Control Center sometimes. Many folks (myself included) mainly use this menu to toggle the flashlight on or off, but there's a new way to do that on the iPhone X. From the lock screen, you can just swipe up on the flashlight icon in the bottom-left corner whenever you need to see something in the dark.

The iPhone X has a new flashlight shortcut on the lock screen.Image by Marques Brownlee/YouTube

With iPhone X, it looks like you might have to relearn how to use your device all over again — but here at 2020techblog, we got you covered. Now that you know how to access Control Center, do you prefer this way or the previous way? Let us know in the comment section below.