iPhone X: 5 gestures you should know about

iPhone X is among the most innovative smartphones ever released to the public. With iPhone X, Apple has some daring changes that encourage users to slash $1000 this year. The iPhone comes with a lot of gestures that may be confusing to many newcomers. If you just got a new iPhone X, we are here to help.

In this guide, we have some tips and tricks that help you make the most of Apple’s special iPhone. Before we begin, note that the iPhone X is now available in over 50 countries and is expected to hit more markets at the end of the year.

  1. Tap or Raise to Wake

Raise to Wake has been an essential part of iOS since the days of the iPhone 6s, allowing you to quickly check notifications, take photos, and more, without actually pressing the home button. With iPhone X, you simply need to tap anywhere on the screen to wake up your phone, eliminating the need to hit the side button.

  1. Lock screen and unlock gestures

With iPhone X, you can quickly access your camera without actually unlocking your device. All you need to do is to swipe left on your lock screen. Swiping right on the lock screen allows you to see a list of all the widgets. If you wish to view your past notifications, you simply need to swipe up.

With iPhone X, Apple introduces a new security system, known as Face ID. Apple’s new security measure replaces the Touch ID fingerprint scanner, allowing iPhone X owners to unlock their device with a glance. To speed up that process, you just need to swipe up from the bottom edge of the screen.

  1. App Switcher

iOS 11 App Switcher looks amazing on the iPhone X. To access App Switcher on your iPhone X, you need to swipe up from the bottom and pause in the middle. Once you do that, an app card will emerge from the left side indicating that you are now in the App Switcher.

There is a simpler way to open up the App Switcher on your iPhone X. All you need to do is to swipe up from the Home bar. After that, you will get haptic feedback and all of your apps will animate.

  1. Switch between your recent apps

With iPhone X, you can quickly go back to the last app you were using. To do this, you simply need to swipe to the left of right along the bottom edge of the screen. Keep swiping until you locate your desired app.

  1. Reachability

With the release of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Apple introduced Reachability, a great feature that allows users to reach the top of the screen. With iPhone X and the removal of the home button, Reachability works in a different way.

To enable Reachability on your iPhone X, open the Settings app, hit General > Accessibility and turn on the switch for Reachability. Once done, just simply swipe down on the Home bar area to activate Reachability.

Also read: How to fix Wi-Fi problems on iPhone X

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