The IPhone X is more high-tech than the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus from Apple, it has received substantially more demand than other smartphones. Apple actually released the iPhone X on November 3, 2017 and the wait time for receiving orders has been weeks so far. Many of the iPhone X features are intuitive, but a number of them are not quite as obvious. Here are 10 iPhone X tips and tricks you should know about.

You may find yourself confused by how to do things without knowing Iphone x tips, more especially without a home button and notice many features have been moved around. To help you get the hang of things quickly, we’ve compiled the 12 best hidden tips that’ll help you master your iPhone X.

Don’t worry about the learning curve. Because we promise it’ll be worth it. So take a deep breath and let’s do this together as you will learn all the important Iphone x tips you must.

1. Activating Siri pushing down side Button and how to open the App Switcher.

  • Activating the Siri digital assistant on the iPhone X is as simple as pushing down the side button on the right-hand side of your device.
  • Opening the App Switcher is a little bit tricky. But do not worry because we got you covered. All you need to do is gently swipe from the gesture bar towards the center of the screen, and then wait for the App Switcher to appear until the time you feel a little vibration. But this is an outdated procedure of doing things. Instead, just swipe up and at an arc towards the right or left (if you’re a lefty)
Activating Siri pushing down side Button and how to open the App Switcher.
Activating Siri pushing down side Button and how to open the App Switcher.

2. Bring back the home button and how to Double tap the side Button for Apple pay

Forget about the old methods of getting used to not having a home button pretty quickly. But some of us are just too old school so we found out a way to bring back the home Button which is an (albeit in virtual form). The process is very simple.

General > Accessibility > AssistiveTouch and turn it on. You’ll now see a virtual home button that you can customize to activate shortcuts. Another method you can use is to go home with a single-tap, then double-tap, long press, or 3D Touch to access the mighty virtual button. For Apple pay double-click the side button on the right-hand side of the device, it will open up Apple Pay. This makes it easier for you to pay bills without having to take your debit or credit card out of your wallet.

Bring back the home button 

Remember: In some ways this virtual home button is more versatile than a physical one. You don’t have to place it where the real button used to be — it can be place anywhere along the sides of the display.

3. Unlock with face ID faster and Swiping the bottom Edge to return Home

Face ID is usually so accurate that you can just swipe up — no need to wait for the padlock icon to open when the TrueDepth camera is held directly in front of your face. The Home indicator line is also used for going back to the home screen when you have an app open. And swiping from the bottom edge while on the Home screen will take you back to page one — which comes in handy if you have multiple app icon pages.

Unlock with face ID

To unlock Iphone X with face ID just raise it and then swipe up after the Face ID padlock has opened. Seasoned iPhone X users already know of a faster way: raise and swipe. 

4. Show battery percentage and Swipe Left Or Right To Switch Between Recent Apps

One of the easiest ways to switch between recently opened apps is to swipe left or right on the Home indicator line. To display the battery percentage we used to Go > into the Settings app and turn it on one other previous models.

Show battery percentage

On the iPhone X you must swip down on the right side of the notch. This is because Apple decided to now incorporate it into the Control Center.

5. How to disable Face ID in an instant and Close Apps That Are Open

Quickly press the power button (officially called the “Side Button”) five times and it’ll automatically turn Face ID off and default to your passcode to unlock. Entering your passcode will re-activate Face ID. Its very easy to change the security feature in case for whatever reason you find yourself in a situation where you don’t want Face ID to be your primary form of security. Just like that, you can quickly deactivate it.

To close Apps that are open you will need to activate the App Switcher by swiping from the Home Indicator at the bottom and dragging the app over to the right. Then push down on an app for a few seconds until you see a red button at the top of each app card. Then you can slide up on the app just like you would on other iPhones or tap on the red button to close the app. 

6. Take a screenshot with the iPhone X and Make Control Center easier to reach

To take a screenshot on the iPhone X, you simply have to tap on the side button and the top volume button. It has been made very easy to call Rechability. To activate these settings defaulted simply Go to Settings > Accessibility > Reachability.

Take a screenshot with the iPhone X
Take a screenshot with the iPhone X

Swipe down on the gesture bar, immediately after the activation of Rechability and the entire screen will slide down and you can swipe down right above the upper right app icons. 

7. Force Reset Your iPhone X and Quiet alarms with your Face

Phones at times just need a reset to process the functionalities well or maybe after a repair. To do a hard reset on the iPhone X is very simple.

  1. Tap and release the volume up button
  2. Simply tap and release the volume down button
  3. Hold down the side button on the right-hand button for a few seconds until you notice the device restart and show the Apple logo that appears when the power is turned on.
Force Reset Your iPhone X and Quiet alarms with your Face

On iPhone X, you don’t need to hit snooze. After picking it up, the Face ID will look for your face, and if it sees it, it’ll automatically lower the volume. Just like that!

8. Animoji as stickers and Additional Face ID Controls

You can toggle “Attention Aware Features” on or off — which essentially controls whether your alarm clock alert will fade out and the display will dim once you pick up your iPhone X and look at it after waking up. Face ID controls under the Settings app > Face ID & Passcode “Require Attention for Face ID” will require users to look directly at the front-facing camera to unlock the device. This is a special feature as it prevents someone from unlocking your device after they point it at you while you are sleeping.

Animoji as stickers and Additional Face ID Controls
Animoji as stickers and Additional Face ID Controls

On the Iphone X you can send Animoji as videos, you can also pose them and send them as iMessage stickers. Just open up the Animoji recording feature as you normally would by tapping the App store icon to the right of the camera button. Create the Animoji face pose you want and then tap it, and it’ll automatically be placed inside of the text input box for sending as a sticker.

9. ‘Zoom To Fill’ The YouTube App and Force to quit apps

The Iphone X has been implemented with a 5.8-inch screen, next on the Iphone x tips you must learn how you can zoom into videos in the YouTube app. To zoom in and out of videos Go to pinch-to-zoom gesture while in full-screen landscape mode. When you are zoomed in, the YouTube video will say “Zoomed to fill” at the top. And when you zoom back out, it will say “Original.”

Zoom To Fill’ The YouTube App
Zoom To Fill’ The YouTube App

Sometimes apps freeze up and there’s no way to reset with other than to force quit it. Force to quit apps On iPhone X, this action is a little more complex. First, you need to bring up the App Switcher. Then, you need to long-press on the app until a little red minus symbol appears in the left corner. You can tap on the minus symbol to force quit an app or swipe up on an app.

10. Tap to wake is the last important feature on our Iphone x tips

Tap to wake
Tap to wake

Tap-to-wake is nice for when you just want to check the time or peek at your notifications without lifting the phone up and triggering Face ID. You can tap anywhere on the iPhone X’s display to activate this feature.

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