New info on Apple's redesigned iOS 18 Control Center leaks ahead of WWDC reveal

Control Center
(Image credit: Future)

Apple's WWDC 2024 is days away, but the leaks may have started to emerge already.

While we covered the potential for a System Settings and Control Center rework over the weekend, a new report from MacRumors has given us a glimpse at what that could mean for the latter.

The report, sourced from multiple people "familiar with the matter", suggests that Control Center will support a "drag-and-drop" system to allow users to rejig some of their icons and controls. If that sounds familiar, you're not wrong, but there's a distinction between what we have now and what Apple is currently testing.

Since we reported on that earlier this week, Mark Gurman of Bloomberg has suggested that we'll be able to move Control Center icons across multiple screens - a first for Control Center.

iPad Pro screen with control center

(Image credit: Future)

What's changed?

While it's already possible to drag and drop some icons, it appears the functionality could spread to the rest of the Control Center, meaning your "Now Playing" and connectivity icons may be able to be moved elsewhere on the screen.

As MacRumors correctly points out, it'd be the biggest change to Control Center since iOS 11 arrived in 2017 - the same year as the iPhone X.

The report also says the change isn't confirmed for iOS 18, but with the reveal just days away, it seems fairly likely to expect it to get some stage time. There's no word on whether it'll come to the Mac or iPad, either, with both of those platforms having their own versions of Control Center.

iPhone 15 | $799 at Apple

iPhone 15 | $799 at Apple

The current model of non-Pro iPhone, the iPhone 15 is likely to get some big updates at WWDC thanks to iOS 18.

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Lloyd Coombes

Lloyd Coombes is a freelance writer with a specialism in Apple tech. From his first, hand-me-down iMac, he’s been working with Apple products for over a decade, and while he loves his iPhone and Mac, the iPad will always have his heart for reasons he still can’t quite fathom. Since moving from blogging to writing professionally, Lloyd’s work can be found at TechRadar, Macworld, TechAdvisor and plenty more. He’s also the Editor in Chief at, and on the rare occasion he’s not writing you’ll find him spending time with his son, or working hard at the gym (while wearing an Apple Watch, naturally). You can find him on Twitter @lloydcoombes.