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The Apple iPhone X with iOS 11 has been offering new controls since November 2017 - compared to the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, which users of previous models hardly need to get used to, the main reason for this is the lack of a home button on the 10th generation of the Apple -Smartphones quite a bit of nip. How do I get to the home screen, how do I activate Siri, how do I use Apple Pay, and how do I set off an SOS in an emergency? I have summarized all the important iPhone X gestures here as a small instruction manual.
Depending on which settings, menus or features you want to call up, there is a corresponding gesture or key combination in iOS 11 for the current smartphone flagship from Cupertino. I have summarized ten of them for you with brief explanations and a graphic for each. This is how you master the operation of the Apple iPhone X with ease:
To switch to the home screen, simply swipe up from the bottom of the screen:
To display the control center with the iPhone X settings, swipe down from the top of the screen:
It is not only when apps are open that you can switch between other open programs at the bottom of the display. To view the recently opened and used apps on the iPhone X, swipe up from the bottom of the screen and hold in the middle of the display:
To turn off the iPhone x, press the side button (right) and one of the volume buttons (left) at the same time. Then three sliders with options appear. Selects "Switch off":
To ask Siri something or to give her an order, press and hold the side button (to the right of the display). As long as the button is pressed, your question / order will be recorded:
To select and use accessibility features of the Apple iPhone X (VoiceOver, Siri text input, reading support, switch control, etc.), press the side button three times in a row:
In this guide you can read how to take a screenshot on older iPhones and on the iPad. With the 2017 flagship, briefly press the side button (right) and one of the two volume buttons (left) at the same time:
You select your standard credit card by pressing the side button twice. You confirm the payment by Face ID by looking at the iPhone:
If you have an emergency and need to make an emergency call, then you proceed as for switching off - press the side button and one of the volume controls. Then three sliders appear from which you select "Emergency SOS":
A bit of tact and timing is required here. For the forced restart of the anniversary iPhone from 2017, first briefly press the volume up, then briefly the volume down button and then on the side button until the Apple logo appears on the display:
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After graduating from high school, Johannes completed an apprenticeship as a business assistant specializing in foreign languages. But then he decided to research and write, which resulted in his independence. For several years he has been working for Sir Apfelot, among others. His articles include product introductions, news, manuals, video games, consoles, and more. He follows Apple keynotes live via stream.