Some parts of the iPhone X are just intuitive. Like holding your phone up to unlock it with Face ID. Others, like accessing the Control Center or using the App Switcher or force quitting apps, aren’t. Follow the tips below to quickly master iPhone X’s new user interface.
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iPhone X brings iPad Pro’s True Tone display technology to the iPhone. The feature subtly chances your display’s color temperature depending on your surroundings. So if you step into a dimly lit room, the iPhone X’s screen will get slightly warmer (yellower). This effect is so subtle that you usually don’t even know when it’s active.
At first, it looked like the iPhone X wouldn’t have the Reachability feature. A curious choice for a device that has a taller screen than the iPhone 8 Plus. The removal seemed justified because the Home button itself is gone. Now that the iPhone X is out in the wild, we know that Reachability lives on the iPhone X. But it is not turned on by default.
Yes, we all love Touch ID but actually, Face ID is even more seamless in actual use – in all measurable ways. It authenticates simply when you look at the iPhone X’s screen. The same goes for the setup process. With Touch ID, you’d have to put your finger in every possible awkward angle. For Face ID, you just move your face around and the camera and sensors do the job.
At the bottom of the iPhone X, you’ll find the brand new Home indicator. It’s a little software white Home bar. The area is used for swipe gestures. For unlocking the phone, taking you home and even for invoking Reachability. When iPhone X lost its Home button, Control Center lost its bottom edge gesture privilege. So where’s it gone?
When your iPhone is bricked, there’s usually no other option than to put it in recovery mode and try to update or restore it using iTunes. Because Apple has changed the steps for force rebooting the iPhone X, the steps for enabling recovery mode in this new iPhone are also different. Follow our guide below to find out the new steps.
Face ID is Apple’s newest biometric authentication system. It replaces the previous Touch ID system which was integrated into the Home button. On the new iPhone X, Face ID is designed to work seamlessly. Just pick the phone up at an angle where you’re looking at it and the device will authenticate and unlock automatically.
We’ve been used to the little Apple Pay dance for the last couple of years. Double tap the Home button, authenticate using Touch ID, ping! And voila, it’s paid. On the iPhone X, there’s no home button and no Touch ID. So the process of both invoking and authenticating using Apple ID is different. Here’s how it works.