How to nav­i­gate iPhone X

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> Power off

Now that hold­ing the side but­ton — the new name for the sleep/wake but­ton — in­vokes Siri, you can power off in two ways: Go to Set­tings > Gen­eral > Shut Down; or hold ei­ther of the vol­ume keys in ad­di­tion to the side but­ton for a few sec­onds to get op­tions for pow­er­ing off, Emer­gency SOS, and Med­i­cal ID. The short­cut for Emer­gency SOS is five quick presses of the side but­ton.

> Tap to wake

If Set­tings > Dis­play & Bright­ness > Raise to Wake is on, rais­ing your iPhone will wake its screen. But you don’t have to do that, or press a but­ton, to see the Lock screen, just tap the screen. De­pend­ing on Set­tings > No­ti­fi­ca­tions > Show Pre­views, and iPhone X’s view of your face, you might need to pick it up to read no­ti­fi­ca­tions — a good rea­son to add an iPhone dock to your desk.

> Screen­shots

To take a screen­shot, quickly press and re­lease the side but­ton and ei­ther vol­ume but­ton. iOS 11 briefly dis­plays the shot at the bot­tom left of the screen; tap that to open the In­stant Markup tool, where you can an­no­tate the screen, share it, or delete it if you don’t also want to save it to Photos. If you ig­nore the pre­view, the screen­shot will be saved to Photos au­to­mat­i­cally.

Lock screen short­cuts

The Lock screen in­cludes short­cuts to the flash­light and cam­era fea­tures, which saves you open­ing Con­trol Cen­ter or swip­ing left for th­ese. To avoid ac­ci­den­tal ac­ti­va­tion, th­ese but­tons re­quire you to press firmly.

Ac­ces­si­bil­ity short­cuts

To in­voke ac­ces­si­bil­ity fea­tures, quickly press the side but­ton (formerly called the sleep/wake but­ton) three times. What you get de­pends on your choices in Set­tings > Gen­eral > Ac­ces­si­bil­ity and the Ac­ces­si­bil­ity Short­cut item at the foot of that page.

Call upon Siri

Many func­tions that used to use the Home but­ton now use the side but­ton on iPhone X. To call upon Siri, you can still say “Hey Siri,” but if it doesn’t re­spond, speak­ing is in­ap­pro­pri­ate, or you pre­fer to use the Type to Siri ac­ces­si­bil­ity set­ting, sim­ply hold the side but­ton for a mo­ment.

Ap­ple Pa y

To make a pay­ment us­ing a bank card you’ve added to the Wal­let app, dou­ble-click the side but­ton. Note that be­cause open­ing the app switcher on iPhone X uses an on-screen ges­ture, you can call upon Ap­ple Pay while in an app, rather than hav­ing to open Wal­let as you did on pre­vi­ous iPhones.

Force a restart

With luck, your iPhone X will never act up to the point of re­quir­ing you to force it to restart. If it does, though, press and re­lease the vol­ume up but­ton, re­peat for the vol­ume down but­ton, then hold the side but­ton un­til you see theA pple logo.

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