Control Center is one of iOS 7's best new features. It also can become quite the nuisance when using an app or game that requires full use of screen real estate for touch controls. Here's how to turn it off.
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How to: Disable iOS 7 Control Center when using apps

Control Center is one of iOS 7’s best new features. It allows a user to quickly access settings for oft used functions such as Bluetooth, WiFi, music playback, and more by simply swiping up from the bottom of the display. It also can become quite the nuisance when using an app or game that requires full use of screen real estate for touch controls.

There are few things worse than attempting to pull off an epic combo or maneuver in a game only to accidentally swipe open Control Center. While the feature has its time and place, here is how to make sure it stays hidden while using your favorite apps.

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  1. Open Settings
  2. Navigate to Control Center
  3. Toggle Access Within Apps to the off position

 

Additionally, you can toggle Access on Lock Screen to prevent Control Center from launching when the phone is locked. Changing either or both of these settings will not affect Control Center when being accessed from the home screen, so full access to its functions remains only a few gestures away.

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  • Brett

    I feel like turning it off in-app basically strips the best feature of it…the fact that you no longer have to go back to the home screen to access your settings. They should add a function to only disable it in full-screen apps such as games and movies.