iPhone X Quick Tips – Essential Actions

The iPhone X no longer has a Home button.  This requires a new set of actions to perform functions that were previously associated with the Home button.

This quick tip Nugget reviews the most common of these actions.

Go Home. Swipe up from the bottom edge of the screen to return to the Home screen at any time.

Access Control Center. Swipe down from the top-right corner to open Control Center. Press (or touch and hold) a control to reveal more options. To add or remove items, go to Settings > Control Center > Customize Controls.

Switch between recent apps. Swipe up from the bottom edge of the screen and pause to show the App Switcher. From any open app, you can also swipe right along the bottom to quickly switch apps.

Summon Siri. Just say, “Hey Siri.” Or hold down the side button and make your request. Siri listens until you release the button.

Use Accessibility Shortcut. Triple-click the side button to access tools like the Magnifier.

Make an emergency SOS call Simultaneously press and hold the side button and either volume button until the sliders appear, then drag Emergency SOS.

Turn off/Shutdown. Simultaneously press and hold the side button and either volume button until the sliders appear, then drag the top slider to power off. Or go to Settings > General > Shut Down.

Force restart. Press and release the volume up button, press and release the volume down button, then press and hold the side button until the Apple logo appears.