iPhone X Hidden Features and Secret Tricks to Leave You Floored!
The disappearance of the home button in iPhone X has changed the entire history of the smartphones. Yet this technology has introduced the new face recognition app feature which is a revolution in the mobile app world and will remain unmatched.
The iPhone X is the most powerfully modified face of technology which stunningly dons features like facial recognition, wireless charging and slay with its edge-to-edge OLED display. iPhone X sales market has witnessed strong magnetic attraction and sold immediately after Apple opened online pre-order. This is epic!
Well, we all know that new iPhone X is launched without Home button that might have created some amount of confusion but couldn’t stop the high sales rate. Again, how to use this new Apple X wonder with ease and like a pro?
So, empty your mind and let’s do this learning together and get the best ever insights about this new alluring iPhone X.
1 — Finding Control Centre -
Swipe from the top instead of bottom to access control center on your iPhone X. It is a home to the flashlight, screen brightness, controls etc. You need to swipe down from the right corner of the display. Home center is the only place where you will be able to check the battery. The swipe really invokes the multitasking fast app switcher.
2- Open the App Switcher -
Opening the App Switcher over iPhone X can be a little complicated yet you need to swipe up from the gesture bar towards the center of the screen and then wait for the App switcher to appear with a little vibration. This is quite slow and hard to pull off, so instead of picking this hard task apply the easier one which to swipe up at an arc towards the right or left and magic!
3 — Missing the Home Button? Let’s Bring it Back a little bit –
In case you are a person who just can never agree to live without the home button on your iPhone X then there is a way out. You need to follow the settings,
General> Accessibility> Assistive Tech and turn it on you will be able to see a virtual home button that you can easily customize to activate the shortcuts. Virtual button can be set to go home with a single-tap, double-tap, long press or 3D touch or you can set the button for other shortcuts like launching control center. So in case screen burn in increases then you can lower down the ‘Idle Opacity’ which can be set below 40 percent default.
4 — Speed up the Face ID unlock -
So, the newly discovered fast way to unlock the Face ID is to raise and swipe. You don’t need to wait for the padlock icon to open, the ‘TrueDepth’ camera will be held directly in front of your face which will save at least more than half a second. Yet, this will be routine in case you need to unlock your iPhone X all day long. You just need to press the ‘power button’ which is also known as ‘side button’, five times and it will automatically turn Face ID off and default to your passcode to unlock iPhone X. However, putting your passcode will re-activate Face ID.
5 — Switch Between the Apps –
Earlier, you had to invoke the fast app Switcher to swipe back and again between the apps on iPhone. iPhone X gives you the faster way to do so. You can simply swipe between the apps yet there may be some old apps or games apps that may cause a little issue but yes it will work just fine. You just have to touch to the gesture area to the bottom of the iPhone X display then swipe from left app to the right app so that you can go back to the previous app. Swipe from the right app to left app to reach to the next app. In case of any interruptions, the last app you were at will become the most recent app and then in that case you can only swipe back to the old app and no forward to the new app.
6- Battery Life –
Though iPhones have been impressing its users with long battery life, yet now save more of it while putting new iPhone X on the low power mode. You can also extend the battery life even more at least up to 60 percent by simply using the black wallpaper, inverting colors to create a pseudo ‘dark mode’ and also by turning on the grayscale mode. These stunning extra-power saving insights are the outcome of iPhone X‘s OLED display. The pixels on OLED displays are individually ‘lit’ and most importantly Black pixels are basically ‘off’ and not ‘lit’ so apparently conserving the power.
7 — Mute the Alarms with your Face -
Ok, no one likes loud alarms with iPhone X you do not need to snooze, just pick you iPhone X and Face ID will look for your face in case the picture flows clear it will lower down the volume automatically.
8 — Record Your Screen -
Now you can quickly add the button to the control center, simply go to Settings> Control Centre> Customize Controls and add screen recording. As soon as you will click the screen recording button, it will count down from three seconds before it will start recording your display of your device. It is easier to complete just hit the red button that will appear in the top left of the screen and it will stop and automatically save to your videos in the photo app.
9 — Enable 4k Video Recording -
Apple’s new marvelous wonder iPhone X is capable to shoot in 4k, for this simply, go to Settings>Camera>Record Video and select 4k and also the frame rate that you want.
10 — Quick Access to the Inverted Color Display -
Play around the fab looking OLED display of iPhone X because there is a way to enable quick access to an inverted color display which can make it a bit easier to read as the text stands out most against the a black backdrop. Just go to Settings>General> Accessibility and scroll down to accessibility shortcut then tap on the select smart invert colors. So now whenever you will triple click on the sleep/ wake button on the side of the device, you will be easily toggle between the normal look which is in the dark mode where the black is white and black is white. Wow!
11 — Learn Some New Gestures -
Activate Siri: Hold down the button on the right side of the iPhone X for a few seconds and the virtual personal assistant will come on.
Set specific apps to work with Face Id: if all the apps start with Face ID? Chaos right? Yes, so to resolve this go to Settings>FaceID & Passcode and you will come across an option to choose what exactly Face ID can be used to do all the tasks even it can’t. So, you can easily set your FaceID to pick specific apps only.
Turn off Attention Aware: By default Face ID will ensure that you are attentive to your screen before it activates the feature. So, if you find it as an issue then you can easily turn it off by going to settings>FaceID & Passcode. Inside this there is an option to turnoff ‘Require attention for FaceID
Distance: Ensure that your iPhone X is between 25 and 50cm from your face and make sure the front camera should be able to see your eyes, nose and mouth.
Apple has been surprising the world every time it has launched a new device. Yet this time iPhone X is going to create a complete new history which is marking some historic marks since the beginning. Next generation of Smartphones that’s what defines the iPhone X.
Originally published at www.mobileappdaily.com on November 29, 2017.