Many menus and settings options on the iPhone 5 can be accessed by swiping up or down from a side of the screen. This allows you to access additional options within apps that would otherwise clutter the screen. This works well in most situations, and is an elegant solution to a real problem. But if you are using an app where you are constantly near the bottom of the screen, like some games, then you might find that you accidentally open the Control Center at times. The Control Center is the gray menu that you open by pulling up from the bottom of the screen, and it contains quick access to apps like the flashlight and the camera. Fortunately you can disable Control Center access from within apps to prevent this problem.
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Disable the Control Center Within Apps on the iPhone 5
We have previously written about disabling the Control Center access from the Home Screen, which is something that is handled separately from the option that we are going to be turning off in this article. The steps below will specifically allow you to disable Control Center access from within apps on the iPhone 5.
Step 1: Open the Settings menu.
Step 2: Scroll down and select the Control Center option.
Step 3: Move the slider to the right of Access Within Apps from the right to the left. When it is turned off there will not be any green shading around the slider button, as in the image below.
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We mentioned previously about the flashlight on the Control Center. Find out more about using the flashlight on the iPhone 5 here.
Matthew Burleigh has been writing tech tutorials since 2008. His writing has appeared on dozens of different websites and been read over 50 million times.
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