How to disable Control Center access from within apps

How to disable access to Control Center from within apps in iOS 7

Control Center gives you access to many system toggles and utilities on your iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad from virtually anywhere, including inside app. While, by default, iOS 7 requires a second swipe to bring up Control Center from inside full-screen apps like videos and games, even you still find yourself unintentionally triggering it - and interrupting your fun - you can turn off access from within apps entirely.

How to stop iOS 7 Control Center from appearing inside apps

Here's how to stop Control Center from coming up when you're using an app:

  1. Launch the Settings app from the Home screen of your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap on Control Center.
  3. Toggle the option for Access Within Apps to the Off position.

That's it. Control Center will no longer be triggered with an upwards swipe from the bottom of the screen when you're inside an app. (You can still hit the Home button and access Control Center from there.)

How to get more help with Control Center

If you have additional questions, or need some more help with Control Center or iOS 7, check out the following resources!

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Allyson Kazmucha

Senior editor for iMore. I can take apart an iPhone in less than 6 minutes. I also like coffee and Harry Potter more than anyone really should.

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How to disable Control Center access from within apps

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Thanks just what I was looking. Now if I can figure out how to turn off the notification light.