“Why won't my Control Center pull down on my iPhone 13 on iOS 15.5? When I swipe down from the top right on the home screen, it brings up Siri Suggests instead of Control Center. How can I fix this?”
The Control Center is an important aspect of your iPhone or iPad, making it easy for you to access WiFi, Bluetooth, Airplane Mode, Do Not Disturb, Apple TV remote, QR scanner and other controls in one place.
Normally, you can swipe on the iPhone or iPad screen to access the Control Center quickly. However, sometimes you may be unable to open it when swiping up or down on the screen.
We understand how distressing it can be when the Control Center doesn't work correctly. In this article, we are going to explain why Control Cneter is not working on your iPhone/iPad and what you can do to fix the problem with ease.
As we mentioned above, you can easily access Control Center from any screen on your iPhone or iPad, even you're in an app, watching videos or palying games.
If you're using an iPhone X or newer models, just swipe down from the top-right corner of the screen to open Control Center. If you're using iPhone 8 or older models, you can open it by swiping up from the bottom of the screen.
Before we get to the various solutions you can try when iPhone Control Center won't swipe up or down, it is important to understand why this can happen. This will help you avoid the problem in the future and select an appropriate solution.
The following solutions are useful when the Control Center won't open on your iPhone or iPad:
If the iPhone Control Center won't swipe up from the lock screen only, you need to check if you have enabled it for the lock screen. Here's how:
You could also try accessing Control Center from "within an app". But you must first enable this option. Here's how to do it:
There may be too much dust on the surface of your iPhone if you haven't cleaned the device for a very long time. You can clean the surface of the device with a dry and clean cloth.
There are some incompatible phone cases and screen protectors that can cause issues with the iPhone screen including Control Center not working problems. Therefore you can try to remove the case, the protector or both them and check if the Control Center issue is resolved.
You can also fix this Control Center won't swipe up or down issue by turning off "VoiceOver". To do that, follow these simple steps:
Restarting your device may help to eliminate some of the settings that are causing the iPhone Control Center not working issue. Here's how to restart your iPhone:
If simple restarting the device doesn't work, you should try to force restart it. Here's how to do that for the various iPhone models:
For iPhone 8 or later - Press and quickly release the Volume Up button and do the same with the Volume Down button. Then press and hold the Power button until the device restarts.
For iPhone 7 and 7 Plus - Press and hold the Power and the Volume Down buttons simultaneously until the device restarts and you see the Apple Logo.
For iPhone 6 and earlier - Press and hold the Home and Power buttons together until you see the Apple logo appears on the screen.
There may be some items on the Control Center itself that could be preventing it from swiping up or down. Resetting the Control Center items may therefore fix the device. Here's how to do it:
Once you've removed the problematic control, the Control Center should work.
Resetting all settings may work to fix this iPhone Control Center not working issue because it will remove all preference settings including those that may be causing the iPhone Control Center to malfunction. Here's how to do that:
When the device restarts, check to see if the iPhone Control Center can be opened normally.
If you have tried all these methods above and the Control Center is still not working on your iPhone, you can try to restore the device via iTunes. Before doing that, you should make a backup of your iPhone or iPad as the restoring process will erase all data on the device.
Some settings can damage your iOS system and you may need a tool that helps to fix the swipe up not working on iPhone issue. Lucky for you, we have FoneGeek iOS System Recovery. This tool is designed to fix this issue and any other iOS issues, such as iPhone stuck on white screen with black Apple logo, iOS upgrade stuck on Recovery Mode without causing data loss.
It is easy to use and has a 100% success rate for repairing all system issues. Plus, this tools works well on all iPhone models and iOS versions, including iPhone 14/13 and iOS 16/15. And this program is highly recommended by CNET, Software.Informer, Filehorse, GetDroidTips, Lera Blog and many other media sites.
To fix this iPhone Control Center won't swipe up issue without data loss, follow these simple steps:
Step 1: Download, install and run the program on your computer. Select "Standard Mode" and then connect your iPhone to the computer using USB cable.
Step 2: Follow the on-screen instructions to put the device in DFU/recovery mode. The program will detect it and offer a firmware suitable for the device. Click on "Download" to download the firmware.
Step 3: When the firmware download is complete, click on "Fix Now" and the device will begin repairing the device. Keep the device connected to the computer until the process is complete.
The device will restart when the process is complete and the problem should be fixed. You can check the positive reviews of FoneGeek iOS System Recovery from our purchased users here:
Q1. How do you get Control Center on iPhone without swiping?
You can bypass swiping to open Control Center on iPhone via Assistive Touch. Pressing the Power button for 3 times to activate Assistive Touch feature. Then click on Assistive Touch icon and tap on "Control Center" to get Control Center on iPhone.
Q2. How do add buttons to Control Center on iPhone?
Go to iPhone Settings and click on "Control Center" option. You can see several features under the "More Control" option. Hit the green "+" icon to add buttons to the Control Center.
Try the solutions above one after the other until one of them works. You can use the comments section below to let us know if you were able to fix the iPhone/iPad Control Center won't swipe up problem. Questions on this and any other topic are also welcome and we'll do our best to help.
Joan J. Mims is interested in researching all tips about iPhone, iPad and Android. He loves to share useful ideas with all users.
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