How to Access the Control Center on an iPhone 11 & Any iPhone without a Home Button

* This post is part of iPhone Life's Tip of the Day newsletter. . *

Does your iPhone 11 have a Control Center? Yes! But unlike iPhones with Home buttons, you don’t swipe up to get to the iPhone 11’s Control Center. To access the Control Center on an iPhone 11, iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and any other iPhone without a Home button, you’ll need to swipe down, not up. The notch at the top of your iPhone 11 creates two distinct sides at the top of the screen, and Apple uses this small divide to give you access to both Notifications and Control Center. This tip covers how to access the Control Center but keep an eye out for our tip on how to accessg Notifications without a Home button. Here’s how to get to the Control Center on the iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max and earlier iPhones without a Home button.

Related: How to Power off & Hard Restart iPhone X

How to Get to the Control Center on an iPhone 11

  1. Place your finger on the right side of the notch at the top of your screen.
  2. Swipe down.
  3. This will open Control Center.

That’s all there is to it! This is also where you can view how much battery percentage you have left, and, of course, do a myriad of other things from changing the song to turning on Airplane mode. Next, learn how to stop iPhone screen rotation from the Control Center or how to use Control Center to adjust the volume on your iPhone or iPad.

Master your iPhone in one minute a day: Sign up here to get our FREE Tip of the Day delivered right to your inbox.


Author Details

Conner Carey's picture

Author Details

Conner Carey

Conner Carey's writing can be found at She is currently writing a book, creating lots of content, and writing poetry via @conpoet on Instagram. She lives in an RV full-time with her mom, Jan and dog, Jodi as they slow-travel around the country.