Customizing the Today Screen and Control Center
In addition to personalizing your iPad’s Home screens, you can also customize what notifications you see on the Today screen and which controls are visible in the Control Center.
Customize the Today Screen
When you swipe from left to right on the main Home screen, you display your iPad’s Today screen. There’s a search box at the top of this screen, as you might expect, but also a variety of widgets. These are small panels that display specific types of information—weather, news, and the like.
You can personalize which widgets you display on the Today screen. This makes this screen more useful for you.
Swipe to the right from the main Home screen to display the Today screen.
Your current widgets are displayed. If you have many widgets installed, you can scroll up and down through all of them. Tap a widget to display more information or open a given app.
Scroll to the bottom of the Today screen and tap Edit to display the Add Widgets screen.
Your current widgets are listed by their position. To move a widget to another position, press and drag it to its new position.
Tap the red – button to remove a widget from the Today screen, and then tap the Remove button.
Add a new widget by scrolling to the More Widgets section and tapping the green + for the widget you want to add.
Tap Done to return to the Today screen.
Customize the Control Center
When you swipe from the top-right corner of any screen down towards the middle of the screen, you display the Control Center. A number of useful controls are displayed by default in the Control Center; you can further personalize the Control Center by adding additional controls.
Tap the Settings icon in the Dock or on the Home screen to display the Settings screen.
In the left column, tap Control Center.
In the right column, tap Customize Controls.
To remove a control from the Control Center, tap the red – next to that control’s name.
To add a new control to the Control Center, tap the green + next to that control’s name.