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Apple’s latest iOS software update has been well received by users, pundits and commentators, and one of the main reasons why it has been so heavily lauded can be attributed to the broader set of customization tools. Everywhere you look throughout iOS 8 beta 1 – if you’ve had the chance – you’ll notice the increased scope for tailoring the experience beyond anything seen before with Apple’s mobile software, and according to some murmurings on Twitter, Apple could be planning to offer users more jurisdiction over the Control Center.

Introduced along with iOS 7, the Control Center has solved the problem of accessing toggles and controls without having to navigate all the way through to the Settings app. Thanks to Apple’s implementation of this feature back in September, users are now able to quickly throw their devices in and out of Airplane Mode, switch Bluetooth off or on, or adjust a number of similar functions at their discretion.

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Before the Control Center came about, though, the only way a user could enjoy this kind of functionality would be to jailbreak and download a tweak like SBSettings. But while, for some, Control Center is enough to replace what remains a staple part of the jailbreaking community’s diet, it’s still not without its limitations.

Notably, a user cannot chose the order in which their toggles show, nor which toggles are on view at any time. Now, we’ve already seen that Share Sheets in iOS 8 now allows users to customize and rearrange items order, and according to a tweet by Hamza Sood, internal hidden settings in iOS 8 beta 1 indicate that the same kind of functionality will be headed to the Control Center.

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Just when, or even if this feature will be made public remains anybody’s guess, but if it does roll out, users will be able to tailor which shortcuts and toggles they see in the Control Center.

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Alternatively, though, Apple may push this feature on the back-burner as its software department tries to deal with the heavy upcoming schedule, so don’t be surprised if it doesn’t make it out until after that initial iOS 8.0.

Would you like the iOS Control Center to bring more, well, control? Do share your comments below!

(Source: Hamza Sood [Twitter 1, 2])

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