How to find Control Center and Notification Center on iPhone X

Control Center on iPhone X
Control Center on iPhone X (Image credit: iMore)

The iPhone X introduces several changes to the ways people use their iPhones, including changes for Notification Center and Control Center. While accessing Notification Center remains largely the same Control Center has seen an almost literal 180-degree change in how it's accessed. Previously, you'd swipe up from the bottom of your iPhone to access Control Center, but that gesture on the iPhone X now brings you Home from wherever you are.

Instead, you'll find Control Center alongside Notification Center at the top of your iPhone X. Here's how to access them.

How to find Notification Center on iPhone X

Accessing Notification Center is mostly unchanged from other iPhones, though now there is a specific place that you can't swipe to invoke it.

  1. Make sure your iPhone X's display is on.
  2. Swipe down on the clock or just below the TrueDepth camera to access Notification Center.
  3. Use Notification Center as you would on any other iPhone.

If you're familiar with Notification Center, there's really nothing else to get used to on iOS 11 or the iPhone X. Check out the guide below if you need help using Notification Center.

  • Notification Center: The Ultimate Guide

How to find Control Center on iPhone X

Control Center access has been flipped completely on the iPhone X, moving from the bottom of the screen to the top.

  1. Make sure your iPhone X's display is on.
  2. Swipe down on the right "horn" (where you see the cellular signal, Wi-Fi, and battery indicators) to activate Control Center.
  3. Use Control Center as you normally would.

Control Center received a major redesign in iOS 11. Here's everything you need to know about it.


If you've got any questions about accessing Control Center or Notification Center on the iPhone X let us know in the comments.

Joseph Keller

Joseph Keller is the former Editor in Chief of iMore. An Apple user for almost 20 years, he spends his time learning the ins and outs of iOS and macOS, always finding ways of getting the most out of his iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac.