How to Use the iPhone X: A Guide to All the New Features

The iPhone X has landed, and even if you've spent the last 10 years with Apple's smartphones, this one is very different than what's come before it.

There are new features to learn about, as there are any time Apple introduces a new iPhone. In the case of the iPhone X, new capabilities include Face ID, which uses your face to unlock the smartphone, and Animoji, which add animated emojis to the built-in Messages app.

But even things you have grown accustomed with iPhones over the past decade have changed with the iPhone X. The phone has no home button, so everything from taking screenshots to closing apps is different than how it was before.

To help you find your way around the iPhone X, we've put together a series of tips and tutorials that explain the phone's new features and how to use them. Here's how to become an iPhone X expert in no time at all.

How to Close Apps

Here's the new method for closing apps without a home button.

How to Switch Between Apps

You'll have to learn a new way to jump from app to app, too.

How to Set Up Your iPhone X with iTunes or iCloud

Here's how to get photos, music and apps off your old phone and onto your new one by restoring your backed up data.

How to Turn Off the iPhone X

Powering down your iPhone X is easy, but it’s different than what you're used to with other iPhones. Here’s how to do it.

How to Use Face ID

No more Touch ID. You unlock the latest iPhone with your face. We'll show you how to set up Face ID on your iPhone X, along with tips on how to use it.

How to Use Animoji

Here's how to create and send these animated emojis from the Messages app on your iPhone X.

How to See the Battery Percentage on the iPhone X

The notch on the iPhone X changes what information gets displayed at the top of the iPhone's screen. Here's how to find out just how much battery life you have left.

How to Take a Screenshot

The method for capturing a screenshot has changed with the iPhone X. Here's what you press now on Apple's new phone.

How to Force the iPhone X to Restart

Making your iPhone X reboot is trickier than with previous iPhones, as it involves multiple steps. Here’s how to reboot. We'll also show you other ways that you can restart your iPhone X, using either a command in the Settings app or the push of a few buttons.

How to Keep Your iPhone X Screen from Turning Off

Two simple settings can stop your new iPhone screen from falling asleep at inopportune times.

How to Pair the iPhone X with Bluetooth Earbuds

The iPhone X may not have a headphone jack, but pairing your phone with wireless headphones — including Apple's AirPods — is easy if you follow these steps.

How to Use Apple Pay on iPhone X

The iPhone X requires a new way to authenticate payments now that Touch ID is gone. Here’s what you need to know.

How to Send a Friend Money Through Apple Pay

This is a new feature in iOS 11 that's now live. We'll walk you through how it works.

How to Use Portrait Mode on the Front Camera

The iPhone X extends Portrait mode to the 7-megapixel TrueDepth camera. Here's how to use that feature on your selfies.

How to Use Portrait Lighting Effects

Both that front camera and the dual rear shooters on the iPhone X support Lighting Effects features. Here's how to access them.

How to Keep iPhone X Live Photos Off by Default

We'll show you which setting to adjust in the Camera app.

How to Fast Charge the iPhone

Like the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, the iPhone X supports fast charging. We'll show you what accessories you need to enable this feature.

How to Get Liquid Wallpapers on Your iPhone X

If you want your iPhone X to look as good as it does in Apple’s commercials, you need to change your wallpaper.

How to Bring the Home Button Back to the iPhone X

Use this hidden iOS feature to put a virtual home button on your iPhone X.

How Big Is the iPhone X

Take a closer look at how the screen size compares to other iPhones.

And once you've had a chance to play around with the iPhone X and its new features, you're going to want to check out some apps optimized for the bigger, better OLED screen. Check out some of our favorite iPhone X-optimized apps.

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