iPhone X Can we talk about the differences in using X over previous phones?

ssledoux

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Curious about the gestures and things that people have mentioned having to learn to do differently. I’m only 50, but I am definitely stuck in my ways (I mean my 8+ is my 4th phone with the same form factor). I originally balked at upgrading this year because I hate to lose my Touch ID.

So what do I need to be prepared for with my X Max? What things am I going to have to “learn?” Is there a video someone can share or point me to that might give me the rundown?
 

Ortiz83

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Just sliding your thumb up and down. Everyone does this while scrolling in safari. So everyone should know how to use the gesture. Thumb with one hand or index finger if using 2 hands. Same thing for going home on the all screen iPhones.
 
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DougFNJ

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It’s very intuitive and easy to get used to. Best thing I could tell you to do is do a YouTube search for iPhone X vs 8 plus. You’ll find tons of videos going over the differences and gestures.
 
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keysofanxiety

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For the first 15 minutes you’ll feel confused. 40 minutes later it’ll be intuitive. A day later and you’ll wonder how you ever used an iPhone differently.*

*mileage may vary
 

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Curious about the gestures and things that people have mentioned having to learn to do differently. I’m only 50, but I am definitely stuck in my ways (I mean my 8+ is my 4th phone with the same form factor). I originally balked at upgrading this year because I hate to lose my Touch ID.

So what do I need to be prepared for with my X Max? What things am I going to have to “learn?” Is there a video someone can share or point me to that might give me the rundown?
Nothing to worry about, a couple of hours using the gesture and the home button will feel foreign.

Not much to learn, basically swiping up
From the the bottom and swiping left to right from the bottom of the screen.

There is a splash that introduces the gestures when you set up the phone
 

ssledoux

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Cool - thanks! I will look for some videos, although I have crappy LTE lately, so it’s hard to watch anything that’s more than a couple minutes. Maybe one day AT&T will get with the program again.
 

BugeyeSTI

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It takes no time at all to get used to it, luckily the iPad gestures introduced in iOS11 made using the home button necessary only to unlock the device so the transition for me was pretty quick. Now it feels odd when I mess around on my 6s, I realize how much I appreciate the new gestures..
 

DDustiNN

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Curious about the gestures and things that people have mentioned having to learn to do differently. I’m only 50, but I am definitely stuck in my ways (I mean my 8+ is my 4th phone with the same form factor). I originally balked at upgrading this year because I hate to lose my Touch ID.

So what do I need to be prepared for with my X Max? What things am I going to have to “learn?” Is there a video someone can share or point me to that might give me the rundown?
You’ll get used to it almost instantly. Then it’s actually weird to go back to a phone or iPad with a home button.

Swipe up for home. Swipe left or right across the home bar to quickly switch between apps. Swipe up and hold for a second to bring up your app switcher. (That last one is the one that takes the most getting used to, but it’s still fast to learn.)

That’s about it.
 

KrisYYC

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What worries me isn't the gestures, it's having to access control center from the top right corner... That looks much less convenient than swiping up from bottom.
 

FriendlyMackle

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Curious about the gestures and things that people have mentioned having to learn to do differently. I’m only 50, but I am definitely stuck in my ways (I mean my 8+ is my 4th phone with the same form factor). I originally balked at upgrading this year because I hate to lose my Touch ID.

So what do I need to be prepared for with my X Max? What things am I going to have to “learn?” Is there a video someone can share or point me to that might give me the rundown?
I'm 51, and moved from the 6S Plus to the X last year...and I loved it! You get used to the gestures within 2 days -- it really is that intuitive! I found myself after adjusting to the 'no home button' gestures trying to do the same on my iPad! The home button really seems archaic very quickly as you become accustomed to the new gestures. Apple really got these right.
 

awdods

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Learning the new gestures is easy.

A small bit of caution on Face ID. It has worked well (surprisingly fast) and I don’t regret the switch to iPhone X but I do spend a lot of time outside. Face ID can be hit or miss in the sun and I have one pair of sunglasses with which Face ID never works. If it’s failing enough I just set the passcode to something simple for the day.

Indoors it’s nearly perfect.

I’ve put up with the sunlight issues. For some people it could be a deal breaker.
 
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