The latest offering from apple, the iPhone X is in many ways different from the previous models bought out by the company. The iPhone X brought the edge to edge display, face Id and saw the departure of the home button which was a typical feature of all the apple phones so far.

The phone is to be used differently than all the previous phones as the home button has vanished and there are some changes in the gestures in the phone.

Since all the upcoming models are expected to be more or less similar to the iPhone X it is better to get used to the new user interface and method.

Here we shall see a few tips and tricks to make your iPhone X using experience better than ever.


Open the App switcher

The way to open the app switcher is to swipe up from the gesture bar and then in the same gesture swipe right or left as per your choice.


Unlock with the face ID

Just swipe up and hold the camera directly in front of your face, it is so simple.


Show battery percentage

With a tinier notification bar, the battery percentage remains hidden, you can see it by swiping down on the right side of the notch.


Immediately turn off face id

If you suddenly make up your mind that you don’t want to use your face id as your password then press the power button five times and the face id will be turned off, until you unlock the phone with the passcode


Force restart your phone

Press the Volume Up button and then quickly release it, then press the Volume Down button and quickly release it, and then press Side button and hold. Looks like a secret key combination.


Use the key board one handily

The huge phone that the iPhone X is, it is difficult to use the keyboard one handily. Worry not, Apple knows your troubles, just tap the emoji keyboard icon in the keyboard and select the left or right handed keyboard icon. There you go.


I want the Home button

There are times when you desperately miss an old companion and want them back, that may or may not be possible but surely you can have the home button back, not the physical one but at least a virtual one. Just go to General->Accessibility->assistive touch and switch it on.



Phone usage always has some occasions when you require to take a screenshot, whether it is some quote that has caught your mind or when somebody requires some proof of concept. It is simple just hold the side button and volume down button at the same time. Bonus tip: You can easily edit the screenshot by tapping the thumbnail which is seen at the corner of the screen.


Cover Sheet

Cover sheet which can also be called the notification centre can be accessed by swiping down from the left side of the notch.


Control centre

Swipe down from the right side of the notch to see the control centre.


The Animoji

To get the Animoji go to a message and tap on the app store icon and tap on the icon of the monkey with the open mouth. Choose your favourite one and hold the red button to do the recording.


Better YouTube experience

Just pinch to zoom while viewing a video on YouTube and it will be zoomed to fill the screen.

These were just a few tips to have a better experience of using your iPhone X. The phone is expected to be full of surprises and you can find and use other tricks on your own. Have a great time with your iPhone X and utilize it to the maximum with these tricks.