iPhone X boast features that are entirely new to almost all iPhone users. The new interface of this Apple smartphone is mostly dependent on on-screen gestures, which need a little knowledge and practice on your part. In order to make you familiar with the latest iPhone, we’ve come up with this informative post of iPhone X tips and tricks. Let’s get started.
iPhone X Tips and Tricks
1. Return to the Home Screen
The first tip in our iPhone X tips and tricks is to how to return to the home screen without using the Home Button. Well, for that, you’ll have to depend on a swiping gesture. Simply swipe up from the bottom of the screen. With the same gesture, you can also access the app switcher.
2. Open Control Center Easily
On earlier iPhones, you can open Control Center by swiping up from the bottom of the display. On iPhone X, the gesture to do the same has been reversed. You’ll need to swipe down from the right corner of the screen to open the Control Center.
3. Access App Switcher
You may want to access app switcher for going back to the apps you were using earlier or for force-closing the unresponsive apps. Invoke the app switcher by swiping up from the bottom of the display and then pausing in the middle for a second. The list of all running apps will appear. You can flip the apps by swiping left or right. You can also close an app forcefully; simply long-press the app and when you see the minus (-) sign, tap it. If you want to know more about accessing App Switcher and force-closing iPhone X, go through our post on How to Force Close Apps on iPhone X
4. Enjoy Portrait Selfie Mode
All thanks to the 7MP front camera on iPhone X, the selfie experience has become one of the exquisite experiences. The Portrait Mode is the best feature of the phone’s camera that knows exactly which part of your photo to focus and which to blur a little. In order to use this feature, firstly switch to the front-facing camera and then toggle-slide to “Portrait”.
5. Activate Siri
If you’re one of those iPhone users who has been sure that there’s no life for them without Siri, you’ll feel perplexed regarding how to bring up Siri without the home button. Don’t be! There’re two ways you can do it on iPhone X. Hold the right-side button down for a second to summon Siri. You can also call Siri without pressing the button. All you have to do is just navigate to Settings > Siri & Search. Now toggle on “Allow Hey Siri” to call the assistant by just saying ‘Hey Siri’.
6. Disable Face ID Instantaneously
While looking for iPhone X tips and tricks, you’d find this one quite important. The new Face ID feature of iPhone X has been quite controversial among iPhone users. Want to get rid of it? You can do it instantaneously. All you have to do is to hold down the Side Button and both the Volume Buttons at the same time. The Face ID feature won’t work until you reactivate it.
7. Get 911 Help in an Instant
Don’t waste time to dial up 911 when you’re in the middle of a calamity. On iPhone X, it’s super-easy to get the professionals’ help by simply holding the top volume button and the top-right button simultaneously. Continue holding the buttons till your iPhone X connects you to the emergency services.
8. Take Screenshots without Home Button
Next in line in iPhone X tips and tricks is taking screenshots. As there’s no home button, in order to take screenshots, you’ll have to learn the new way. Don’t worry; this new way is quite easy! Press the Volume Up button and the Power button together to do it.
9. Force the iPhone to Restart
In case an app has frozen your iPhone X down, you’ll have to reboot your phone which requires a little effort. First, press the volume up button and release it in a second, then do the same with the volume down button. At last, press and keep holding down the side button for about 10 seconds until the Apple logo appears.
10. View the Battery Percentage Indicator At Once
There’s no battery percentage indicator at the top bar of iPhone X. And because there’s no setting to enable the indicator either, you’ll have to depend on a gesture (a simple one though) to view the battery percentage. Swipe down from the top-right corner of the screen; don’t release the touch, see the battery percentage and then swipe up again.
11. Save Battery Life
The battery life of iPhone X is already impressive. What’s bad in extending it though? Thanks to the iPhone X OLED display, you can conserve a good amount of the battery by switching to ‘black’ wallpaper and grayscale mode from the normal one.
12. Send Animojis
Besides sending 10-seconds Animoji videos, you can also create Animoji Face Pose sticker and then send it through iMessage. First, enter the Animoji Recording Feature and tap the app store icon. Make an Animoji face pose of your choice and tap it; it will be ready to be sent away as a sticker.
13. Wake with a Single Tap
Simply want to have a peek at the time and notifications without unlocking your iPhone? ‘Tap-to-wake’ on iPhone X is surely best in this case. You can tap anywhere on your iPhone X to wake it for a while without unlocking the device.
14. Snooze Alarms with Your Face
On iPhone X, it’s very easy to snooze alarms without tapping the snooze option. However, you need your Face ID feature activated on your iPhone X to do so. Simply bring your iPhone right in front of your face and after the Face ID recognizes the contours of your face, the volume of the alarm will go down.
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