The iPhone X is finally here following the launch day back in September. This year, the iPhone X takes the center stage thanks to its new design and compelling features. With premium components, the iPhone X is not the cheapest phone on the market; in fact, it’s one of the most expensive. If you just got a new iPhone X, there are a lot of things you should do first to make the most of Apple’s latest flagship phone.
In this guide, we have created a list of five things you need to do after grabbing the new iPhone X from Apple Stores. Before we begin, keep in mind that Apple has begun selling iPhone X worldwide. So if you are planning to get the phone, make sure you hit your local Apple Store.
Back up and restore
If you now own an iPhone X, then you need to make sure that all of your personal data make the switch with you. Backing up is one of the first things you need to do, as it not only protects your data from the prying eyes, but also helps you transfer securely your data to your new device.
There are two methods you can back up your iPhone (iTunes and iCloud). If you choose to go with iTunes, you can follow our steps below.
Step one: First off, connect your old iPhone to a computer or a Windows PC. After that, launch iTunes (make sure you now have the latest version of iTunes on your computer)
Step two: Select your device when it shows up in iTunes and then choose This Computer under Backups (make sure you check the box next to Encrypt local backup)
Step three: Hit the Back Up Now button. Once the backup is complete, connect your iPhone X to your computer and restore from your iTunes backup.
If you want to switch from Android to iOS, you will be happy to know that Apple now has its own Move to iOS app that allows you to securely move your data to your new iPhone.
Make sure you update your device
The iPhone X ships with iOS 11 already installed, but keep in mind that Apple regularly rolls out updates in an attempt to fix bugs and errors discovered in the previous version. You can check for updates by heading to Settings > General > Software Update.
If your old iPhone is now running iOS 11, you can bring it next to your new iPhone to quickly transfer all your stuff to your new device, all made possible by an exciting feature called Quick Start. Therefore, we recommend you also update your old iPhone to get the new feature.
Set up Face ID and Apple Pay
Face ID is one of the biggest highlights of iPhone X this year. Face ID marks the end of the Touch ID fingerprint scanner. Apple’s new security measure is much better than the like of Samsung, as it can quickly unlock your device with a simple glance.
Setting up Face ID on iPhone X is pretty simple, but if you need help, you can follow our steps below.
Step one: First off, pick up your new iPhone and launch the Settings app from your home screen. After that, tap on Face ID & Passcode and enter your passcode
Step two: Head to the Face ID section and then hit Enrol Face to proceed
Step three: Hit Get Started and then follow the on-screen instructions to set up your device.
New gestures and commands
With the iPhone X, Apple removed physical buttons in favor of a curved OLED display. This means that there are a lot of gestures you may not know about. To return home, you simply need to swipe up from the bottom of the screen. To jump between apps, swipe left or right along the bottom edge of the phone.
To open up the new App Switcher, swipe up from the bottom of the screen until you reach 2/3rd of the screen. After that, swipe up on app cards to close your apps.
With the iPhone X, you can make the most of the TrueDepth camera to mirror your expressions in different Animoji in the Messages app. You can easily create your own animoji and send it to your friends. To create animoji on your iPhone X, you can follow our steps below.
Step one: Launch the Messages app and then create a new message
Step two: Hit the A button next to the input field and then select the animoji icon (it looks like a monkey)
Step three: Select your favorite emoji and then hit the record button.
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