iOS Tip 182: The New Control Center


 In iOS 11 the Control Center has been reduced from the two or three pages in iOS 10 to
 a single page in iOS 11.

AND you can now customize Control Center to a certain extent in Settings >
 Control Center > Customize Controls. Most notably, you can add a
 variety of Apple-provided controls.
Although you can remove a few default controls, others are fixed:
 the networking platter, the media platter, Orientation Lock, Do Not
 Disturb, Screen Mirroring, Brightness, and Volume.

iOS Tip 142 - Customize Today View

Customizing the Today View in Notification Center

Although there is not an option directly in theSettings app, you can edit and customize the Today View in Notification Center by using small extensions ofapps called widgets. First, pull from the very top of the device’s screen in a downward motion to access Notification Center. Click on the Today tab, scroll all the way down, and select edit. If there are any applications installed that offer a widget, tap on the "+" to add them to yourToday tab. Tapthe red “-” buttontoselect delete.

iPhone Tip 60 - Custom Vibrations Alerts

Want to know if your best friend is calling without ever looking at the phone? Buried in the contact settings, a fun option lets you create custom vibration patterns for your contacts.
To do it, go to Contacts, choose a contact, and tap Edit in the upper-right corner.
Then, scroll down and navigate to Vibration > Create New Vibration. In the interactive screen, tap and hold to create a pattern, using long presses for long vibration notes, and so on.

iPad Tip 49 Text Shortcuts

There’s a great but little used feature in iOS called TextExpander that let’s you create shortcuts for words or phrases you commonly use.

For example if you type “omw” it auto corrects to “On my way”. You can add to this system with your own abbreviations: Go to Settings > General > Keyboard then click on the “+” in the upper right corner. Works when Texting, Facebook and Tweeting.

iPad Tip 46 (and iPhone) Customize Mail Swipe

Mail has enhanced swipe gestures for quickly dealing with messages by swiping left or right on them. You can customize these options via Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Swipe Options. You can choose from None, Mark as Read, Flag, and Archive. For Swipe Left, your choice appears in the list of shortcuts that swiping partway reveals, but swiping all the way deletes a message.