Category: Control Center

How to Change iPad Magic Keyboard Backlight Brightness from Control Center

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The iPad Magic Keyboard includes backlit keys, which make for easier visibility in lower light situations, and add a nice visual flare to the hardware keyboard as well.

With the latest versions of iPadOS, you can easily change the backlit keyboard brightness levels through Control Center. But first you must enable the keyboard backlighting option, so let’s review how this all works.

Changing iPad Magic Keyboard Backlighting via Control Center

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Quickly Open Control Center on Mac or iPad with a Keyboard Shortcut

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Mac users can quickly open Control Center in macOS with the help of a keyboard shortcut. And to make matters even better, the same keyboard shortcut works to open Control Center on any iPad using a keyboard too.

If you’re a frequent Control Center user on MacOS or iPadOS, you should appreciate this tip.

To perform this nifty trick, you’ll be using the fn/Globe key, which is located in the bottom left corner of a Mac or iPad keyboard. It’s the same key, just labeled differently depending on the device.

Press FN+C to Open Control Center on Mac

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What's the Point of AirPods Pro's Transparency Mode? And How to Customize It

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Transparency mode is one of the Apple AirPods Pro’s best features. Using a mix of internal and external microphones, it allows you to listen to music through you earbuds without totally shutting out the world around you. But not all ears are created equal, and some people might want to let through more sound than…

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How to Add & Remove Favorite HomeKit Accessories to Home on iPhone & iPad

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Whether you’re just dipping your toe into home automation with HomeKit or have been collecting accessories for years, you’re no doubt already finding out that it’s no fun to have to go hunting for your favorite or most-used accessories in the Home app. Thankfully Apple seems to know that as well because there’s a handy way to add specific accessories or even whole scenes to a list of favorites into the Home app on iPhone and iPad.

By marking specific accessories or scenes as a favorite you’re not only elevating them above the rest of your setup, but…

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How to Add Accessibilty Features to Control Center on iPhone & iPad

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Do you make use of the various accessibility features on your iPhone or iPad? If so, you may be surprised to know that you can add shortcuts and toggles for these features to the iOS and iPadOS Control Center, in order to access them faster.

The Control Center on iOS houses a bunch of toggles to enable/disable key features like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, adjust brightness, volume, and more. However, you’re not limited to the shortcuts that are already present. In fact, you can customize the Control Center any way you want and add toggles that you find useful. Since…

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How to Customize Control Center on MacOS

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Are you loving using the Control Center for Mac? Want to love it even more? You can make it even more useful for your particular needs by customizing Mac Control Center for features that you regularly use.

As you may know by now, Control Center for Mac offers quick toggles for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, AirDrop, Do Not Disturb, display brightness, keyboard backlighting brightness, sound levels, and more, and you can personalize these quick-access controls in macOS with relative ease.

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How to Use Control Center on MacOS

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Control Center on the Mac is easy to use and quite convenient, offering quick access to toggles for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, AirDrop, Do Not Disturb, audio levels, keyboard brightness, and more.

If you’ve used the Control Center on your iPhone and iPad, you’ll know how useful it is for quickly enabling or disabling certain features, and so you’ll certainly be happy that Control Center for Mac is available to use.

Unfamiliar with how Control Center for Mac works? Read along and you’ll learn to use the handy feature in no time.

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Set MacOS Do Not Disturb Mode to “Always On” Quickly from Control Center

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Modern macOS versions make it easier than ever to place Do Not Disturb mode to be “Always On”, thereby helping to eliminate distractions, alerts, and notifications on the Mac without having to turn them all off.

This is a great feature for many reasons, whether you just want to keep focused on your Mac, or if you just don’t like the notifications and alerts pelting the computer.


Because this uses Control Center on the Mac, you’ll need macOS Big Sur 11 or later to have this feature.

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How to Quickly Turn On Low Power Mode on iPhone via Control Center

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Low Power Mode is a great feature on iPhone that can dramatically extend battery life of the device, with a few minor trade-offs. While many users are aware that they can enable the feature through Settings, or even with a Siri command, there’s another super fast way available to turn on Lower Power Mode, and to turn it off again too.

If you’re looking for the quickest way to toggle Low Power Mode on or off on iPhone, this Control Center method is the approach to go.

How to Quickly Turn On Low Power Mode on iPhone

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How to Check AirPods Battery Life from Control Center on iPhone & iPad

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Do you want to quickly see the battery percent of your AirPods or AirPods Pro? Thanks to the Control Center on iPhone and iPad, it’s fairly convenient to check the battery life of your wireless earbuds.

Let’s say you’re in the middle of using an application or playing games on your iOS device. With the Control Center, it’s easy to take a quick peek at your AirPods’ remaining battery with just a couple of actions and determine when you need to charge them again.

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