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iOS 7 Beta Control Center On Android

iOS 7 beta was released a while back and it is being debated as both a hit and a miss. The design has been completely overhauled, as Apple promised, and while many developers are liking it, many are criticizing it at the same time.

But one feature that has really come out as a surprise is the iOS 7 Control Center. The control center is basically an official replacement of SBSettings from where one can toggle airplane mode, bluetooth, wi-fi, and other features on or off, without moving away from the very screen you are on. One can invoke the control center by swiping upwards from the bottom of the screen which makes it extremely convenient to use.

While we are waiting for Apple to release the iOS 7 for all the users, developers from the Android community have found ways to replicate the control center on the android OS. Now even a regular android user can experience how iOS 7’s control center feels, so if you want to try this out on your android device, follow the guide below:

Step 1: Download Control Center from Google Play Store and install it on your device.

Step 2: Launch the application form the application drawer and on the very first screen toggle the Start Service feature ON. After doing so tap on the Touchable Area.


Step 3: Under Touchable Area section, select the area style along with the width and height of the area. We would recommend you to keep it close to 5dp or else you would face problems while using other applications.


Now you are done with the configuration part and you can exit the application to experience the iOS 7 control center on your device. To launch the control center you will have to swipe upwards from the bottom of the but make sure you do not drag open Google Now. As you can see you have toggles for the basic features as well as brightness and volume sliders on the control panel. You will also be able to switch between general and silent ringer profiles.


The last row of apps at the bottom do not work as per one’s expectations. For example, the camera button does not launch the stock camera app and instead you will have to map it to launch a third party camera app. To change the apps you want to launch using the last row of buttons, you can long press any of the icons and an application list will pop open. You can select the desired app from there.



A great development coming from the developer community, however, the app still has a couple of bugs which if resolved will make it more appealing.

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