[Guide] Access Music in iOS 10 Control Center

iOS 10 has dramatically changed some of the features available in previous iOS versions. If you tried to access Music in iOS 10 Control Center and thought the controls are no longer available there, it’s because they’re very easy to miss.

Yes, the basic Music controls, specifically play, pause, change volume, and skip are still available in the iOS 10 Control Center but have been moved to a different location.

How to access Music in iOS 10 Control Center

If you rely on these options, keep reading to find out how to access Music in iOS 10 Control Center. It may be different, but certainly not more difficult than in iOS 9 and older versions.

Swipe up from the bottom of the screen on your iOS device to open the Control Center.

access Music in iOS 10 Control Center

Swipe left on the Control Center and the Music Control section will be displayed.

access Music in iOS 10 Control Center

While the Music controls are no longer available on the main screen of the Control Center, they do have their own panel, which is to be appreciated. All the old controls are still there – play and pause, skip, back, the audio output menu, volume controls and information about the current song such as its name, artist, timeline, and album art.

You might not have noticed the second panel available in Control Center but it’s very easy to get used to it. To access Music in iOS 10 Control Center you will need to swipe one more time to open the dedicated panel instead of just once like it used to be.

The first time you set up iOS 10, a walkthrough is available for Control Center when you try to access it, which shows the new Music controls. However, I’m aware many users probably skipped it, so they missed these significant changes.

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