Up­grade Your Skills

iPhone Life Magazine - - News -

We all want to feel like we're con­tin­u­ally im­prov­ing and gain­ing new skills in life. For those of us with iPhones, iPads, and Ap­ple Watches, hav­ing con­fi­dent mas­tery of the de­vices we use ev­ery day can con­trib­ute sig­nif­i­cantly to that sense of ac­com­plish­ment. It's sat­is­fy­ing to know how to scan and send a doc­u­ment in less than a minute, to send cool ef­fects in your text mes­sages, and to be able to help a friend op­ti­mize their iPhone's stor­age or bat­tery life. That feel­ing of pro­fi­ciency is price­less!

To that end, in this year's How-To Guide (pg. 33) we make sure you have all the most use­ful fea­tures of iOS 11 un­der your belt. And if you're lucky enough to own Ap­ple's pre­mium iPhone, you'll find our iPhone X guide ex­tra help­ful when ad­just­ing to life with­out the Home but­ton. You'll learn how to set up and use Face ID to un­lock your phone, how to use Ap­ple Pay to make pur­chases, and how to nav­i­gate the Home screen and App Switcher with a new set of iPhone X-only ges­tures (see page 50).

Some of you may still be on the fence about whether or not to buy the iPhone X and Ap­ple Watch Se­ries 3 with cel­lu­lar con­nec­tiv­ity. We get it; these are big in­vest­ments! You may find your­self ask­ing a friend to hold their iPhone X just to see how it feels in your hand. Or per­haps you keep pes­ter­ing your nephew to call you on his cel­lu­lar Ap­ple Watch to see if you no­tice a dif­fer­ence in sound qual­ity. Well you can re­lax; the verdict is in! Read our hands-on re­views of Ap­ple's new lineup (see pg. 20 and pg 24). Spoiler: The iPhone X's True Tone OLED dis­play is even bet­ter than we ex­pected.

As we set­tle into 2018, it's also a great time to stock up on in­spi­ra­tion for the year ahead. If you're work­ing to­ward a new goal, check out page 66 to find the right apps to sup­port you on your jour­ney. We also have some great ideas of ways to put your iDe­vices to use in all ar­eas of your life, from trav­el­ing (pg. 77) to bar­gain shop­ping (pg. 68) to dat­ing (pg. 58). En­joy!

Donna Cleve­land Editor in Chief iPhone Life magazine, [email protected], Twit­ter: @schill­cleve­land

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