Help, my screen is stuck! Using the iOS7 control panel

Control Panel

Control Panel (Photo credit: tjdewey)

All of a sudden my screen wouldn’t rotate anymore – I could see the icon at the top but couldn’t figure out how to change it. I ignored it for a few days before googling for an answer.

Turns out the new control panel – which I had opened accidentally a few times and quickly exited – allows you to switch on and off screen rotation and heaps of other features!

This blog post over at 9to5Mac explains how to use control centre to quickly manage settings really well.

In short,  as well as managing your lock rotation, you have access to your music controls, screen brightness, flashlight and calculator and can use it to mange your clock/alarm, bluetooth, camera and airplay features.

By default you access the control panel by swiping up from the bottom of the screen but you can move it to open like any other app if you prefer.

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