How to customize Control Center on Apple Watch

The Control Center on your Apple Watch works much as it does on your iPhone or iPad. The buttons there quickly activate features like Airplane Mode, turning Wi-Fi and (if your watch has it) cellular data on or off, theater mode, which disables the ability of the screen to wake when the watch is raised, and Walkie-Talkie. You can also edit the placement of these buttons to allow you even faster access to your most-used features.

Customizing the Apple Watch Control Center is a simple matter of swiping up from the bottom of your watch face.

How to customize Control Center on your Apple Watch

  1. Swipe up from the bottom of the screen to bring up Control Center
  2. Tap Edit. You'll have to scroll down to the bottom of the page.
  3. Tap, hold, and drag the button you want to reposition to its new desired place in Control Center.

And that's all there is to it. Maybe one day, Apple will actually let us remove the items that we don't use. Looking at you, Walkie-Talkie.

Great Apple Watch bands

admaster Apple Watch band

Admaster sport band (From $9 at Amazon)

This inexpensive band looks nearly identical to Apple's official Nike band, except it's available in many more colors.

fullmosa watch band

Fullmosa metal band ($16 at Amazon)

Get the metal band look for a lot less than Apple's first-party option with this band that's available in multiple colors. It includes extra connectors.

Cheeday leather band cuff ($18 at Amazon)

Inspired by the look of equestrian fixtures, the Elobeth leather band cuff has a beautifully unique style to pair with your Apple Watch. It is designed from high-quality, genuine leather, while the buckle is designed to be sturdy and secure.

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Updated July 2019: Updated through watchOS 5.2.1.

Luke Filipowicz
Staff Writer

Luke Filipowicz has been a writer at iMore, covering Apple for nearly a decade now. He writes a lot about Apple Watch and iPad but covers the iPhone and Mac as well. He often describes himself as an "Apple user on a budget" and firmly believes that great technology can be affordable if you know where to look. Luke also heads up the iMore Show — a weekly podcast focusing on Apple news, rumors, and products but likes to have some fun along the way. 

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