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.
iPhone Tips and Tricks
iPhone X swaps the Home button for an on-screen Home bar. You interact with this software Home bar using gestures. This means there’s a new way to go back to the Home screen and for accessing the App Switcher. It all starts with an upward swipe on the Home bar. Here’s how it works.
Usually, when the iPhone is acting up or when you encounter a bug, your first instinct is usually to do a force restart where you tap and hold the Power and Home button for a couple of seconds. This nifty trick takes care of small bugs in the operating system (everything from battery issues to UI bugs). And as this is life, the same issues are bound to happen with the iPhone X down the line.
Texting while driving is a deadly affair. There’s no disputing the fact. And anything we can do to reduce distractions while driving, the better. And until we’re all using self-driving cars, that means putting the phone away. Apple has used its CarPlay system to help us out a bit. Now, with Do Not Disturb while Driving Feature in iOS 11, they’re taking it a step further.
In the last couple of years, Apple has started to wake up to the fact that their entry-level iPhones have too little storage capacities. Last year iPhones started at 32GB and this year it’s 64GB. But a lot of us are still stuck with 16 GB iPhones. To help us out, Apple keeps adding space saving features in iOS updates.
Siri has primarily been a voice based assistant. While other assistants like Microsoft’s Cortana and Google Assistant have the ability to text to the assistant, Siri remained voice only. iOS 11 finally adds the ability to type to Siri. This will come in really handy when you’re in a position where you can’t talk out loud to your virtual personal assistant.
iOS 11 added system wide drag and drop functionality for the iPad. Which means you can use more than one finger to interact with the screen. Drag an element with one finger, tap with another, “hold” an element (more on that later) with a third finger. You can do all of this at once. Some of these features are also available on the iPhone.
When you set up your email account on your iPhone or iPad using the Mail app, you can easily send emails back and forth from your device without the hassle of using a computer. The Mail app comes with many amazing features that makes email communication a breeze. You can flag important emails, manage multiple inboxes, easily unsubscribe from mailing lists, and so on.
Some people use Siri every day to take care of tasks like opening apps, setting up meetings, or creating reminders. But, there are many others who completely forget that Siri exists. If you are in the latter group, you may not realize just how much Siri can help. Aside from ordinary tasks, take a look at what else Siri can do for you on your iOS device or Mac.
Although Apple claims that its iPhones have a great battery performance, the reality is that power users can barely use it for a few hours. If you use your iPhone regularly to play games, watch videos, chat with friends, browse the web and do other kind of stuffs, then the battery must be running out pretty quickly.