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How to change your brightness and volume in iOS 11

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How to change your brightness and volume in iOS 11

This is how you can change your iPhone or iPads brightness and volume using Control Center in iOS 11.

Apple occasionally offers updates to iOS, watchOS, tvOS, and macOS as closed developer previews or public betas for iPhone, iPad, Apple TV and Mac (sadly, no public beta for the Apple Watch). While the betas contain new features, they also contain pre-release bugs that can prevent the normal use of your iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV, or Mac, and are not intended for everyday use on a primary device. That’s why we strongly recommend staying away from developer previews unless you need them for software development, and using the public betas with caution. If you depend on your devices, wait for the final release.

When iOS 11 arrives for consumers later this year, it will come packed with a number of changes and new features, including a major design update for Control Center. Aside from a complete visual overhaul, Control Center has also made some changes to its controls, including brightness and volume, both of which now support 3D Touch on the iPhone 6s or newer.

Here’s how you will control brightness and volume in Control Center in iOS 11.

How to change your brightness in Control Center in iOS 11

Basic brightness control is in Control Center is as simple as ever.

  1. Swipe up from the bottom of the screen to activate Control Center.
  2. Slide a finger up or down on the brightness slider to change the brightness.

If you want finer control over brightness

If you want to adjust brightness in smaller increments or control Night Shift, you can press and hold or use 3D Touch on the brightness slider.

  1. Swipe up from the bottom of the screen to activate  Control Center.
  2. Press firmly (on iPhone 6s or later) or press and hold on the brightness slider to expand it.

  3. Slide a finger up or down on the brightness slider to change the brightness of the display.
  4. Tap the Night Shift button to turn Night Shift on or off.

How to turn auto-brightness on and off in iOS 11

In iOS 11, auto-brightness is now on by default, and the controls for adjusting it are located under Accessibility. Here’s how you change your auto-brightness settings.

  1. Open Settings on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap General.
  3. Tap Accessibility.

  4. Tap Display Accommodations.

  5. Flip the switch next to Auto-Brightness to turn the feature on or off.

How to change your volume in Control Center in iOS 11

As with brightness, controlling the volume in Control Center in iOS 11 remains simple

  1. Swipe up from the bottom of the screen to activate Control Center.
  2. Slide a finger up or down on the volume slider to change the brightness.

If you want finer control over volume

Pressing and holding or using 3D Touch on the volume slider will let you adjust volume in smaller increments.

  1. Swipe up from the bottom of the screen to activate  Control Center.
  2. Press firmly (on iPhone 6s or later) or press and hold on the volume slider to expand it.
  3. Slide a finger up or down on the volume slider to change the brightness of the display.

Questions?

If you need to know anything else about controlling brightness or volume in iOS 11’s Control Center, tell us down in the comments.

Updated August, 2017: Added information on adjusting auto-brightness in iOS 11 developer beta 6 and later.

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