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15 useful tricks for iPhone X

iPhone X received not only advanced design, but and special features, which make using a smartphone much easier. 9to5Mac has compiled 15 receptions and tips for owners of the flagships of Apple.

Easy access

Size X iPhone smaller than the iPhone 8 Plus. However, due to the large diagonal to reach the top corners of the screen sometimes it’s hard to use with one hand.

However, the top icons you can pull up to a convenient height. To do this:

  • Go to Settings => General => accessibility;
  • and allow Easy access, which is disabled by default.

Now, you can pull home or any other screen down and the top of the app to catch up to the center of the display.

When activated, the Easy access Control center or Notification Center you can also access the middle of the screen. It is enough to first pull down the bottom of the display, and then hold down the left or right edge of the screen.

The battery level

There are several ways to find out the battery level in percent. The fastest of them pulling the upper right corner of the display and cause the Control Point.

Fast switching between apps

To switch between applications, it is sufficient to pull the lower edge of the screen up and take a little break. In the written instructions that the pause should be long, but, in fact, to switch between applications quite touch and in fractions of a second.

Call recent apps from the home screen

To call the last app that was opened by the user, you can simply swipe to the right on the bottom edge of the screen. Similarly, you can flip through two recently opened apps and switch between them.

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Virtual Home button

Users accustomed to the physical “Home” button, can create a virtual button and place it in any convenient place of the screen.

For it follows:

  • go to Settings => General => accessibility;
  • to activate Assistive Touch.

The screen will display a virtual button that can be moved around the screen. Pressing it allows you to access Siri, control center, notification Center, and set custom gestures.

The combination of the “Hey, Siri” and Face ID

Using the combined capabilities of “Hey Siri” and Face ID, you can quickly launch the desired application. It is enough to say, “Hey, Siri. Open [name of app]” and watch on iPhone X, the smartphone was able to find out the owner by using Face ID.

Screen shots

In order to take a screenshot on iPhone X, you must simultaneously press the side button on the right edge of the smartphone and the button to increase the volume located on the left side.

Off iPhone X

Off the flagship Apple smartphone is different than other iPhone. Off iPhone X in two ways:

  • at the same time hold the side button and one of the volume buttons until you see the slider “turn Off”;
  • go to Settings => General => Off.

Create Animojivideo longer than 10 seconds

In standard mode, you can record Animoji video lasted only 10 seconds. In order to increase the time of need video:

  • To enable “Record screen” icon to open Settings => control=> Screen Recording;
  • choose Animoji in iMessage;
  • call “Record screen” from the control center and click on “Record”;
  • click on the red indicator in the upper left corner of the display to end the video.
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The record will be saved in the Photos app. It can be edited with iMovie or LumaFusion, which allows to remove video with any unnecessary elements, except the Animoji.


Animoji-video can be used as a sticker. To do this, simply drag the entry to the selected message in iMessage.

Viewing video in full screen mode

By default, when you horizontal iPhone X video does not reach the edges of the screen to crop the picture. However, if the user is not confused by what part of the image will overlap the ledge under the camera, you can trigger full screen with dual touch.


For more comfortable use iPhone X in the dark, you can reduce the screen brightness and remove the harshness of the white.

To do this:

  • go to Settings => General => accessibility => Adapt display;
  • include Lowering of the white point;
  • set the slider to 100%.
  • call control Point;
  • to decrease the brightness.

Then look at the screen of a smartphone in a dark room more comfortably. The display becomes so dark that in the daylight it will be difficult to see.

Lowering the white point using the triple press of the side switch. To do this, go to Settings => General => accessibility to find the “Quick commands” at the bottom of the screen and select the option “lowering the white point”.

Pseudo-dark mode

To change the white background color by going to Settings => General => accessibility => Adapt display – > Invert colors and turn on the mode “Smart invert”.

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It’s not a true dark mode, but he looks good in some applications.

Disable “Demand attention” for Face ID

To do this, go to Settings => Face ID => passcode and turn off “Demand attention”.

Disabling this option will reduce the security of access, but will help to unlock iPhone X in case of use of sunglasses, or other accessories.

Quickly close all apps

If you swipe up from the center bottom of the screen, you can invoke the application switcher. Close unnecessary application by swiping the display up. In order to close some programs faster, just click on the red minus sign that appears in the upper left corner of each card.

This is not all the tips that make it easier to use iPhone X. However, many of them work on any iPhone with iOS 11.1.1.

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