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Top 10 iPhone X Tips and Tricks: Reachability, Face ID, Screenshots and More

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The iPhone X is the first new iPhone design Apple has introduced since 2014, and the most radical redesign since the iPhone first debuted in 2007.

With a revamped user interface and a slew of new features, there's a lot to get used to, and there are a bunch of hidden functions that aren't immediately obvious. We've rounded up some of the most important things you need to know about the iPhone X in the video below.


Here's a quick little spoiler of what we've covered in the video in more depth:

- Turning on reachability
- Quickly zooming in on YouTube videos
- Best methods for closing apps
- Disabling Attention awareness to make Face ID less sensitive
- Using the Lock screen icons
- Using Animoji
- Turning off iPhone X
- Taking a screenshot
- Using Apple Pay
- Adding an on-screen Home button

Make sure to check out the video for a full rundown on how to use all of these tips for a better iPhone X experience, and if you haven't already, subscribe to our YouTube channel because we have plenty more iPhone X videos in the works that we'll be sharing later this week.

Article Link: Top 10 iPhone X Tips and Tricks: Reachability, Face ID, Screenshots and More
 

uk1ee

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The iPhone X is the first new iPhone design Apple has introduced since 2014, and the most radical redesign since the iPhone first debuted in 2007.

With a revamped user interface and a slew of new features, there's a lot to get used to, and there are a bunch of hidden functions that aren't immediately obvious. We've rounded up some of the most important things you need to know about the iPhone X in the video below.


Here's a quick little spoiler of what we've covered in the video in more depth:

- Turning on reachability
- Quickly zooming in on YouTube videos
- Best methods for closing apps
- Disabling Attention awareness to make Face ID less sensitive
- Using the Lock screen icons
- Using Animoji
- Turning off iPhone X
- Taking a screenshot
- Using Apple Pay
- Adding an on-screen Home button

Make sure to check out the video for a full rundown on how to use all of these tips for a better iPhone X experience, and if you haven't already, subscribe to our YouTube channel because we have plenty more iPhone X videos in the works that we'll be sharing later this week.

Article Link: Top 10 iPhone X Tips and Tricks: Reachability, Face ID, Screenshots and More
[doublepost=1510018308][/doublepost]it's called the side button, not power button.
 
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[doublepost=1510018308][/doublepost]it's called the side button, not power button.
It's what they are calling it now, but realistically that type of button has been referred to as the power/lock/sleep button for a long time.
 
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techfreak23

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I’m really glad they added Reachability last minute and it feels so natural to use. My main complaint with one of the new shortcuts has to do with the new screenshot method. I very often adjust the volume through my pant pocket and I have been hitting that combo over and over again hearing the screenshot sound in my ear. Very annoying.
I also thought they would have had full landscape mode support like the pluses, but I can kind of see why they didn’t. Also not sure why they don’t include PiP on these larger screen phones. Sad that it’s exclusive to the iPads.
 

skillwill

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The magic of the iPhone was not needing instructions. I remember giving my 62 yr old, totally tech illiterate mother an iPhone 5C for the first time, she couldn’t believe how intuitive it was, everything you did ended up doing what you’d expect it too. Now it’s just a mush-mash of inconveniences. Sad.
 

kildraik

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Reachability is great. It was designed well, as well as the ‘home bar.’ It feels more natural then swiping the home button after using it a bit.
 
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C DM

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The magic of the iPhone was not needing instructions. I remember giving my 62 yr old, totally tech illiterate mother an iPhone 5C for the first time, she couldn’t believe how intuitive it was, everything you did ended up doing what you’d expect it too. Now it’s just a mush-mash of inconveniences. Sad.
I remember when similar things were said about the iOS 7 redesign, for example, and yet there are apparently examples of tech illiterate people picking up phones (like 5c) with iOS 7 (or later) and using them just fine.
 
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MrTemple

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There is nothing accessible about iPhone X. Apple did away with a lot of user friendliness just to remove a home button. What a gimmick.

I'm able-bodied, yet I was 80% sure I was going to return the X and get an 8. I simply couldn't understand how it would be as easy or intuitive to use.

Fast forward a day and a half of ownership, and I'm in love with the interface. I find it highly accessible.

The argument for/against a home button are no different than the arguments for/against multiple bottom buttons. Physical vs touch gesture each have their pros and cons. I don't miss that fourth physical button. Not at all.
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Damn, that notch though....when the app comes up on home screen icon press, and landscape video :eek:

I don't have a notch cut into my screen, I have ears added on.
 

johnnyjibbs

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I actually much prefer landscape videos in full screen with notch exposed. The other setting makes the phone look like an iPhone 6/7/8 and the video feels constrained. You don’t really notice the notch.
 

WAM2

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I do not have a reachability option?? Any ideas?
 

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