How to Customize Control Center Items in macOS 11 Big Sur?
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Apple included several new features in the latest operating system called macOS 11 Big Sur. The macOS 11 Big Sur has handy features such as updates in Safari, Notification center, Messages, Maps, and much more. But, the main update and wonderful feature that we are going to discuss in this article are the “Control Center” in macOS 11 Big Sur. Apple redesigned the Control Center better in macOS Big Sur. Though the Control Center is the feature of iOS and iPadOS. But, this time Apple redesigned Control Center and made it better than the iOS feature.
The new feature of macOS 11 Big Sur Control Center strengthens your favorite menu bar items into a single place to give you direct access to the controls you use the most. Therefore, you can customize the Control Center menu items in macOS Big Sur like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, AirDrop, AirPlay Display, Keyboard Brightness, Accessibility Shortcuts, and much more that are available in Control Center.
In macOS Big Sur, Apple gives you the customizability options in the system preferences. You can customize the Control Center items in macOS 11 Big Sur, whether to remove or add the settings in the Control Center. Moreover, you can pin any menu items to the top menu bar to access quickly.
In this article, I am going to guide you on how to customize Control Center menu items in macOS 11 Big Sur. Therefore, using the below steps you can add or remove any menu items in Control Center in macOS 11.
Customize Control Center and Menu Items in macOS 11 Big Sur
The Apple operating system menu bars are very user-friendly for accessing the commonly used menus. And in macOS 11 Big Sur, Apple made it easier to access the menu items directly from the top menu bar. But, to have that option in the menu bar, you need to customize the Control Center in macOS 11 Big Sur.
The Control Center provides you to bring changes into AirDrop, AirPlay, Accessibility Shortcuts, and much more. However, you can access the Control Center from the top menu bar near to Siri icon. But, in system preferences, you can access to all Control Center items.
How to Pin Control Center Items to Menu Bar
1: To pin the Control Center menu items to the top menu, you need to click on the Control Center icon located at the top right side of the screen.
2: After that, you will see the dropdown menu sections including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Do Not Disturb, AirDrop, Keyboard Brightness, Display, and AirPlay Display. Therefore, you can drag and drop the menu items (that you want to access quickly) in the top menu bar.
Note: You can use (⌘) Command key to adjust the menu bar item in macOS Big Sur. So, while pressing the (⌘) key move the items in the top menu bar.
Customize Control Center Menu Items using System Preferences
In macOS Big Sur, you have Dock and Menu Bar option in system preferences that allow you to have control on all menu items. You can choose menu items to show or hide in the menu bars.
1: Go to Apple Logo and click on System Preferences or Open System Preferences from the bottom menu bar.
2: In system preferences, click on Dock and Menu Bar.
3: In Control Center you will see all the Control Center menu items such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, AirDrop, Do Not Disturb, Keyboard Brightness, AirPlay, Display, Sound, and Now Playing. Remember, you can access these items in the Control Center.
4: Therefore, click on each item and check or uncheck the box located on the left side of the screen which is Show in Menu Bar. This will add or remove the item from the menu bar.
Customize Accessibility Shortcuts in Control Center and Menu Bar
Once you customize the Control Center then go to Accessibility Shortcuts section. Then, check the box to show the Accessibility Shortcuts in the menu bar or Control Center.
Customize Battery/Percentage in Control Center and Menu Bar
After that, click on Battery under the Accessibility Shortcuts section. Now, check the three boxes which are Show in Menu Bar, Show in Control Center, and Show Battery Percentage.
Customize User Switching Option in Control Center and Menu Bar
Before macOS Big Sur, you need to dive into system preference in order to switch users. But, in macOS Big Sur, you have the feature that helps you to quickly switch users using Control Center or menu bar.
Therefore, tap on Fast User Switching under the Battery section and check the two boxes which are Show in Menu Bar and Show in Control Center.
The above steps help you to customize the Control Center in macOS Big Sur. But, Beebom.com has some noticeable points for you. Remember, Spotlight and Siri are always in the Menu bar and you can’t show them in Control Center. Besides that, some common options such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth will be present in Control Center without doing anything. You can only remove certain options such as Accessibility Shortcuts, User Switching, and Batter from the Control Center.