Control Centre 9 updated 12/05/2019

Ultimate Control of your iPhone or iPad


What is Control Centre?

  • it’s a FULL System of Shortcuts to allow you to do many things, from controlling your iPhone or IPad, listening to Music, help you when Traveling more than any other shortcut is able to do. Finding out the weather anywhere in the world.

  • In the Main Menu you can see your next Calendar event today and Tomorrow’s, without having to run anything, it’s already there in what we call a Dynamic Menu, Press one of those and you can get the directions to the event (if you store it in the calendar), open up the Calendar to change it and more options to surprise you just how this shortcut can become your daily assistants for everything you need.

  • it is now a collection of shortcuts that no other Control Centre comes anywhere close too. yes there are others that have tried to make an All in one shortcut with similar titles, but the just don’t cut it. BUT you will always feel like you are running just one shortcut.

  • it’s Proven, Stable and continually growing, in fact if this was an all in one it would now have close to 5000 actions in this current version nine.

  • it’s a great learning tool to building shortcuts, it’s been ground breaking 1st modular shortcut, 1st Back Button, 1st to let you know where Back Button is going back to, 1st Screen Reporting, 1st Calendar in the Menu, but always Fast and Stable.

  • There are now 19 Shortcuts associated with Control Centre read about what it can do for you below.

  • Don’t be afraid that you will not learn how to use it, as there is a FULL user guide available at the touch of a button, and when there is an update, this is the first place to go to see what is new..

  • Talking of Updates, yes you will see when it’s time to update right there on the Dynamic Menu, using most likely the fastest Updater out there having just 20 action, that shows three results on the menu.

Note requires Control Centre update to run available here

This then offers these options for you

Please note a new version of Control Centre Update is now available with version 9>

This page gives you a brief overview of what Control Centre Series can do.

  • Whilst you have several Shortcuts it has seamless operation
  • you will feel like you are using just one shortcut, as you move between them
  • Just faster
  • it has is own Updater too Built with just 15 actions which will be displayed on the Main Menu to check if you need to update.

After your first run I suggest that you Run the Semi Auto File Checker.

  • First it checks to see if you have the required Shortcuts
  • if not it opens the webpage for you to download the missing shortcut
  • Now rerun Semi Auto File Checker #### until #### it automatically returns to the main menu
  • That’s now Completes the File Checker for you

Control Centre Update

Welcome to the purpose built update module for Controls Centre.

people often asked me why I did not support any of the update type kits, truth is I tried some of them and I was unhappy with the performance lost by using them.

I wanted something that was in keeping with Control Centre and the speed of operation , so I built an ultra slim version that has just 15 actions inside it.

Some kits have over 100 actions, pointless loss of speed, sure is. So I kept it simple only asking if an update is available.

  • it’s Fast
  • works with most modules used in Control Centre
  • Can be used in your Shortcuts too
  • A How To Series has been released to show you how to build it into your Shortcuts

  • Works with most modules used in Control Centre Exclusions are shortcuts that do not require to be updated using CC Update as below

  • Screen Reports
  • Address Database
  • CC websites

Back Button improvements now Displays which shortcut to go back to

Back Button

Now with the unique Back Button you are able to go back the the last shortcut, directly, it’s New, Flexable and You can add the Back Button to your shortcuts.

  • Update 19/4/2019
  • Improved Back Button shows where you came from and where to go Back to.

Tutorial is now available to download on RoutineHub

Control Centre Address Database.

Next I would like to introduce Control Centre Address Database, what, why and How.

  • What is it,

it is simply a Dictionary where you can store any address you want here. - Why,

well I found myself writing the same information over and over again, that’s no longer the case, write it once and once only. Also if you upgraded the shortcut with it built in previously you lose anything you have done, going forward there will be no need to upgrade it, therefore be safe in the knowledge you only need to write the data once. And it can be used in many Shortcuts going forward when others follow this way of building shortcuts.

  • How,

by calling this data in my shortcuts you can quickly get map data / locations fast the bonus is it’s seamless operation and quick too. If you travel a lot you can reorganise the Dictionary so your places you want to visit are at the top of the list.

As a demonstration it is pre-filled with lots of address around the world to give you an idea how it works, you can replace these as you like. When updating them make sure they are TEXT based. Used mostly in Travel for now but there are options planned further ahead.

Control Centre Daily Routines

Everything you do daily will be here,

  • Daily info ar a Glance
  • Alarms,
  • Agenda,
  • News,
  • Social Media,
  • Weather are all here
  • how long is it till the end of the month

Showing Daily info at a Glance

Control Centre Travel

Get help quickly in

  • Emergency,
  • where am I?,
  • Park my Car,
  • Take me home,
  • Regular Places I visit,
  • Directions to next Event,
  • Share Location,
  • Find local Business (directions),
  • Find Local Business (Phone Number and call direct from the shortcut),
  • Use Public Transport,
  • Airplane Mode,
  • Travel Planning,
  • Timezones.

Control Centre Weather Report

Get a fully daily weather report

  • for any capital city,
  • for today, tomorrow, day after tomorrow and any day looking up to ten days forward.
  • In addition, click on My location or
  • get an address from the Control Centre Address database.

Control Centre Contacts

  • V8.2> Add Contacts by Vcards
  • Send, a photo
  • send a selfie
  • Message by iMessage,
  • WhatsApp,
  • make a call by FaceTime Audio / Video,
  • shrink Video

Control Centre Music

A fully operational Music system where you can

  • adjust the Volume,
  • change tracks back and forth,
  • create a new playlist
  • find music by Artist
  • find music by Album
  • find songs on iTunes
  • find Videos on iTunes
  • make an Artists wall similar to below
  • connect To Shazam
  • and more.

Create and download Artwork, and make Gif’s

Control Centre Systems

Anything that is a system control, is adjusted here

  • Volume, Brightness,
  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth,
  • DND,
  • back up shortcuts and share them and a lot more.

Control Centre Reminder Run Shortcut

Allows you to schedule when to run a shortcut at a later time by using the Apple reminders app and the above new module, so run a shortcut at a given time and day, at arriving at a location or leaving.

Also need CC address database to use with your regular Places you visit.

Shortcut Hub

Allows you to build your own Control Centre with shortcuts you already have in your library.

Detailed Used Guide

Gives you further background information on how Control Centre works and what it can do.

I hope you will find this the biggest and best Control Centre to date, an feedback is always gratefully received. Cheers Tony

Frequently asked questions

Control Centre Update, is a new shortcut launched 28/02/2019 with no effect on speed.


once cc update has been updated with Control Centre 8.1 you must use CC Updates, if this does not suit you Version 8.0 is the last version available to you.

One of the reasons I did not support other update type kits which have the ability to track you and your useage, is I did not like how they write information to your disk, CC Update nor any of my shortcuts write any data to your disk, therefore it is 100% safe to use.

And yes you will be able to build it into your shortcuts.

  • Why have I split up my Control Centre , again speed and being able to update it much easier.
  • what’s the point of the Address Database, if it was contained inside a shortcut, such as travel and I update it, you lose all the work you put into the addresses. Now you don’t, as I will not need to be updated by me again.
  • if you had not split it how big would it be now, around 4600 actions is now split across all the Modules.

All current. Control Centre Shortcuts

  • Control Centre
  • Control Centre Systems
  • Control Centre Shortcut Super Hub
  • Control Centre Music
  • Control Centre Daily Routines
  • Control Centre Weather Report
  • Control Centre Address Database
  • Control Centre Travel
  • Control Centre Travel By Waze v9>
  • Control Centre Timezone v9>
  • Control Centre Contacts
  • Control Centre Movies
  • Control Centre Update v8>
  • Control Centre Reminder Run Shortcut v8>
  • Control Centre Screen Report v7>
  • Control Centre World Airports
  • Control Centre links removed - no longer needed.
  • Control Centre Tip Calculator
  • Control Centre Websites v9>
  • Control Centre Media Frames v9.4>

Latest Release Notes

9.5 - May 12, 2019, 10:29 a.m.

Added in tomorrow’s 1st event on the Dynamic main menu and from now on please use the user guide to see all the latest updates in the current version

All release notes