Many of the iPhone X features are innovative, but some of them are not quite as obvious. The following are 18 iPhone X tips that you should know about:
1. Power Off/Medical ID/Emergency Call With The iPhone X
To turn off the power, pull out a medical ID, or an emergency call with your iPhone X, you need to press and hold the side buttons and any of the volume buttons at the same time. Then slide to turn off the device, pull up the medical ID, or make an emergency call.
2. Double Tap The Side Button For Apple Pay
When you double-click the side button on the right side of the device, it opens Apple Pay. This allows you to pay bills without having to remove a debit or credit card from your wallet.
3. Set Up Animoji
You can use facial expressions to customize animated messages (called Animoji) using the Face ID facial recognition system built into the iPhone X front by going to the message, clicking on the App Store icon, and clicking on the monkey with its mouth open. Then scroll to select an Animoji and touch and hold the red recording icon or click Animoji to send an animated photo. Animoji videos can be recorded for up to 110 seconds and sent via iMessage.
4. Close Apps That Are Open
To close an application that is open on the iPhone X, you need to activate the application switcher by swiping from the bottom home indicator and dragging the application to the right. Then press the app for a few seconds until you see the red button at the top of each app card. You can then slide the application as you would on any other iPhone, or click the red button to close the application. This is useful if you want to turn off applications that run in the background, such as streaming music applications or GPS applications.
5. Take A Screenshot With The iPhone X
Simply tap on the side button and the top volume button to take a screenshot on the iPhone X
6. Activate Siri By Pushing Down Side Button
Simply push down the side button on the right-hand side of the device to activate the Siri digital assistant on the iPhone X.
7. Force Reset Your iPhone X
If you want to hard reset the iPhone X, please follow these three steps: 1.) Tap and release the volume up button 2.) Tap and release the volume down button 3.) Press and hold the side button on the right Manual button for a few seconds until you notice that the device is restarted and the Apple logo that appears when the power is turned on.
8. Record 4K Videos At 60 fps
By default, iPhone X is set to record 4K video at 30 fps. However, you can set it to record at 60 fps to make sure higher and smoother resolution. This setting can be found in Settings app > Camera > Record Video.
9. Turn ‘Tap To Wake’ On Or Off
By default, there is a ” Tap To Wake” feature on the iPhone X. This means the lock screen will appear when you tap the screen. If you do not want to enable this feature, you can go to the Settings app > General > Accessibility > Toggle off “Tap To Wake” to turn off this feature.
10. Tap On ‘Done’ After Moving Around Or Deleting Apps
On other iPhone, you usually have to press an icon until it swings or removes the application from the home screen. Then click the Home button to close the application icon edit mode. On iPhone X, you also have to press the application icon to move or delete them. But Apple added a “Done” button in edit mode at the top right corner of the iPhone X screen so you can move or delete the application.
11. Home Indicator Opens The App Switcher
Without the physical home button, Apple added the Home indicator at the bottom of the screen. The Home light is used to unlock the device and activate the application switcher. To launch the application switcher, you must drag your open application from the home page indicator to the right of the screen with your finger. Then you will see all the open applications arranged together for easier switching.
12. Swipe The Bottom Edge To Return Home
The Home flag line is also used to return to the main screen when the application is opened. Swiping from the bottom edge of the home screen will take you back to the first page – this will come in handy if you have multiple application icon pages.
13. Control Apps That Use Face ID For Authentication
You can customize which apps use Face ID for authentication through going to the Settings app> Face ID & Passcode> (Enter Passcode)> Other Apps.
14. Swipe From The “Left Ear” For Cover Sheet
When you swipe down from the “left ear” (left area to the notch) on the top of your iPhone X, “Cover Sheet” appears. The cover sheet has been called the Notification Center.
15. Swipe From The “Right Ear” For Control Center
When you swipe down from the “Right Ear” (right area to the notch) on the top of your iPhone X, “Cover Sheet” appears. And then the Control Center will show. You can also control the Control Center under the Settings app > Control Center > Customize Controls. In addition, you can see the battery life on the left of your iPhone X as well.
16. ‘Zoom To Fill’ The YouTube App
To take full advantage of the larger 5.8-inch screen on the iPhone X, you can zoom in on the YouTube app. To zoom in and out videos, just use pinch-to-zoom gesture while in full-screen landscape mode. When zoomed in, the YouTube video shows ” Zoomed to fill” at the top. When you zoom out, it says ” Original.”
17. Swipe Left Or Right To Switch Between Recent Apps
Simply swipe left or right on the Home indicator line.
18. Additional Face ID Controls
Under the Settings app > Face ID & Passcode, there are additional Face ID controls. For instance, ” Require Attention for Face ID” will require the user to directly look at the front camera to unlock the device. This may prevent someone from unlocking the device when pointing to your device while you are asleep. In addition, you can turn on or off “Attention Aware Features” that essentially control whether the alarm will disappear and the screen will dim once you pick up iPhone X and watch it after waking up.