How to Add a Calculator to the Control Center on an iPhone 7


Many of the default apps on the iPhone have been present for most of the versions of iOS that have been released. Some of these apps are ones that you may not use very often, while others are apps that you may use every day. One of the most commonly used apps is the calculator. Its design makes it very useful on a small device like the iPhone, and its easy accessibility makes performing simple math operations, such as calculating a tip, very useful.

But if you use the calculator app a lot, then you might be looking for a way to open it even faster. Fortunately the iOS 11 update allows you to customize some of the apps that appear on the Control Center, which is the menu that opens when you swipe up from the bottom of the screen. Our tutorial below will show you how to add the Calculator app to this menu so that you can open it more quickly.

 

How to Put a Calculator on the Bottom Menu in iOS 11

The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus, in iOS 11.3. The steps in this guide require you to be using at least iOS 11 so that you have access to the new Control Center. If you’ve been putting off the update to iOS 11 because you are unsure if you want to do it, then check out this page on Apple’s site that details some of the features and improvements that are offered by that version of iOS.

Step 1: Open the Settings menu.

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Step 2: Select the Control Center menu item.

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Step 3: Touch the Customize Controls button.

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Step 4: Tap the green + symbol to the left of Calculator in the More Controls section of the menu.

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Now when you swipe up from the bottom of your screen to open the Control Center, you should see a calculator icon. Tapping that icon will open the iPhone’s default Calculator app.

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The customization of the Control Center provides a number of ways to customize your iPhone. You can even add a screen recording function that lets you create a video recording of what is happening on your screen. This wasn’t possible in earlier versions of iOS and can be very useful.

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