1. 1. Press the side button
  2. 2. Select the function you want
  3. 3. Edit the Control Center

How to access Control Center on Apple Watch watchOS 10

Quickly find Do Not Disturb Mode, Airplane Mode, iPhone ping and more
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The Apple Watch Control Center is a handy way of finding shortcuts to some of the most useful functions - such as Do Not Disturb Mode, Airplane Mode, and the ping function.

However, if you've upgraded to watchOS 10, you might have noticed that the Control Center has moved since updating the device.

Swiping up from the bottom of the screen no longer brings up the Control Center.

But never fear, there is still a quick way of accessing it.

Read on to find out how to find the Control Center since upgrading your Apple Watch.

1. Press the side button

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Touch the side button on the watch case, below the digital crown. This should bring up the Control Center.

2. Select the function you want

You can now choose which function you want to use in the control centre by touching the icon on-screen.

3. Edit the Control Center

If you scroll down to Edit, you can customize what appears on this list, making the Control Center quicker and easier to use. Thanks Apple!

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Conor Allison


Conor moved to Wareable Media Group in 2017, initially covering all the latest developments in smartwatches, fitness trackers, and VR. He made a name for himself writing about trying out translation earbuds on a first date and cycling with a wearable airbag, as well as covering the industry’s latest releases.

Following a stint as Reviews Editor at Pocket-lint, Conor returned to Wareable Media Group in 2022 as Editor-at-Large. Conor has become a wearables expert, and helps people get more from their wearable tech, via Wareable's considerable how-to-based guides. 

He has also contributed to British GQ, Wired, Metro, The Independent, and The Mirror. 

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