The iPhone X does away with the little Sleep/Wake button we’re familiar with. Instead, we now get a much bigger and easier to grip and use Side button. The previous button’s name was a dead giveaway. But this time, Apple has simply called it the button that’s on the side. And this button does quite a lot.
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The iPhone X swaps out the Home button for a software Home bar. It also does away with the 3D Touch shortcut for quickly switching between the most recent apps. But it replaces it with something much better.
It’s been two weeks since the iPhone X was released and I still can’t get used to the App Switcher gesture. It’s the swipe up and pause gesture that just doesn’t sit well with my brain. Sometimes I release my finger way too quickly and end up on the Home screen. If you’re also facing similar issues where you can’t get to the App Switcher reliably every single time, we have a pro tip for you.
One of the first things I do after getting a new iPhone is to enable the battery percentage from Settings. The little battery indicator isn’t really helpful. It’s more of an estimation. If you’re going to use your iPhone all day, it really helps in knowing exactly how much battery percentage is left on your iPhone.
Control Center on the iPhone X is stuck between a rock and a hard place. We’ve been used to accessing the Control Center with a simple swipe up gesture. It works all the time. Now, Control Center is in the exact opposite place. And on the super tall iPhone X, that’s not an easy target.
If you’ve just bought an iPhone X, you might be wondering what all you can do with this brand new, trendsetting iPhone? A lot. And we’re not talking about the new gestures and Face ID. There are a lot more interesting things about this new iPhone that you might not have discovered. Like Animoji, 4K video recording, super slow-mo, dark mode and more.
Face ID works great for most people out there. But clearly, there are edge cases. From issues with bright light to twins tricking Face ID. In one case, a kid was able to unlock their parent’s iPhone X using Face ID.
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.