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Say hello to your new iPhone X.
Your new iPhone is filled with advanced technologies.
Here are some of our favorite tips and tricks to help you get the most out of them.
New, more natural ways to get around.
Swipe up from the bottom edge at any time to return home.
Swipe up from the bottom edge and pause to show the App Switcher.
Swipe down from the top-right to open Control Center. Press firmly on a control to reveal more options.
Press and hold the side button to talk to Siri anytime. Or set up “Hey Siri” to use Siri hands-free.
Double-click the side button at any time to get to Apple Pay and Wallet.
Press firmly on the flashlight or camera buttons on the Lock screen to use them instantly with 3D Touch. Do the same with apps, links, and more to see previews and access useful shortcuts.
Unlock, pay, and more with Face ID.
Face ID is a natural and secure way to unlock, authenticate, and pay. It’s also attention aware, meaning your iPhone authenticates only when you intentionally look at it. If you haven’t already, go to Settings › Face ID, then follow the steps to enroll.
Unlock. Simply raise your iPhone and glance at it to unlock. If it’s on a table or other flat surface, you can raise or tap to wake it first.
Preview. Reveal notifications and messages by glancing at them when they appear.
Pay. Double-click the side button and glance at your iPhone when using Apple Pay to make purchases securely.
Keep reading. With attention awareness, your iPhone recognizes when you’re reading so the screen stays lit.
Quiet notifications. With attention awareness, you can glance at an alarm or ringer notification to instantly lower the volume.
Discover what the all-new cameras can do.
Take selfies in Portrait mode. Shoot selfies with a beautiful depth‑of‑field effect that keeps your face in sharp focus against an artfully blurred background. Switch to the front-facing camera in the Camera app, then swipe to Portrait.
 
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Use Portrait Lighting for
studio-quality effects.
Portrait Lighting allows you to control lighting effects with shadows, spotlights, and more. In Portrait mode, just swipe right in the menu to choose an effect. You can also use the Photos app to edit lighting effects on Portrait mode photos shot on iPhone X.
 
Take even sharper close-ups. Tap 2x while in the Camera app for optical zoom. You can then swipe right from the 2x button to zoom further with digital zoom, which reaches up to 10x for photos and 6x for video.
 
Make Live Photos even livelier. Turn a Live Photo into a fun video loop, make it bounce back and forth, or capture the elements of time and movement with a beautiful long exposure effect. In the Photos app, just swipe up on a Live Photo, then tap Loop, Bounce, or Long Exposure.
 
Shoot 4K videos in up to 60 fps. Your iPhone lets you shoot high-resolution video up to 4K, with over 8 million pixels. To enable it, go to Settings › Camera, then tap Record Video and select 4K.
Get into character with Animoji.
Admit it. You’ve always wanted to be a unicorn. Now you can create and share animated emoji that mirror your expressions in any of 12 different Animoji. In Messages, select Animoji from the app drawer to record, then share it as an animated message or sticker.
Experience augmented reality.
iOS 11 is the world’s largest augmented reality platform, allowing games and apps to be more immersive and fluid than ever. Digitally redecorate your home, explore a city you’ve never visited, or even walk with dinosaurs.
View AR apps in the App Store
Charge wirelessly.
iPhone X works with Qi-certified wireless chargers commonly found in hotels, cafes, airports, and cars. Belkin and mophie have also designed new wireless chargers for iPhone X.
Shop wireless chargers
Get even more out of your iPhone.
Apple Pay
Make easy and secure purchases with Apple Pay. Pay in stores, in apps, and on the web with just a glance. Go to Wallet and tap Add Credit or Debit Card, then follow the steps to add a card. And this fall, you’ll be able to send and receive money from friends and family right in Messages.
Learn more about Apple Pay
 
Immerse yourself in new worlds. Clips is a free app for making fun videos with effects, stickers, animated text, and more. And now with Selfie Scenes, you can place yourself in fantastic 360-degree animated landscapes, abstract art, and even on board the Millennium Falcon from Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Learn more about Clips
 
Customize your Control Center. Want to be ready when inspiration hits? Add a Voice Memos control. Want to capture your epic win without leaving your game? Add a Screen Recording control. Just go to Settings › Control Center › Customize Controls.
 
Adjust the flashlight brightness. While in Control Center, use 3D Touch to adjust the brightness of the flashlight. Just press firmly on the flashlight, then swipe up or down to select a brightness level.
 
Get the lay of the land. And the mall. Maps now offers detailed maps of major airports and shopping centers. Simply pinch to zoom in on the building, then select a level to see its stores, restaurants, and more.
 
Focus on the road ahead. iOS 11 can sense when you might be driving and help keep you from being distracted by calls, texts, and notifications. Go to Settings › Do Not Disturb, then tap Activate under the Do Not Disturb While Driving heading. Or add it to Control Center for quicker access.
 
Discover new music. With Apple Music, you can play 40 million songs, along with your own iTunes library. And now you can create a profile and follow friends to see the music they’ve been listening to.
Try it free for three months1
 
Ask Siri to translate. Ask in English how to say something in Mandarin, Spanish, French, German, or Italian, and Siri will translate the phrase. Like your food in Rome? Tell the chef. “È fantastico!”
Learn more about Siri
 
Have emergency SOS at the ready. Different parts of the world have different call numbers for emergency services. With SOS, you can quickly call the one you need. Just press and hold the side button and one of the volume buttons until the slider appears, then slide to make an SOS call.
Tips and Tricks
For more great iPhone tips, open the Tips app or view them online.
Explore Tips and Tricks
 
 
Store everything and share easily with iCloud.
Find My iPhone
Find My iPhone helps you locate your device if it goes missing. To enable it, go to Settings › [your name] › iCloud and turn on Find My iPhone.
iCloud Backup
For daily iPhone backup, go to Settings › [your name] › iCloud, then turn on iCloud Backup.
iCloud Photo Library
To access your photos and videos from any device, anytime you want, go to Settings › [your name] › iCloud › Photos, then turn on iCloud Photo Library.
Files
The Files app is a single destination where you can browse, search, and organize all the files on your devices, in apps, in iCloud Drive, and across other cloud services. Tap the Files app on the Home screen to get started.
Visit the redesigned App Store.
Explore new ways to find great apps and games in the App Store, featuring the best of what’s happening in the world of apps, thoughtfully curated by our editors.
Visit the App Store
AirPods. Wireless. Effortless. Magical.
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Accessories. Explore iPhone X accessories.
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Even more resources.
iPhone User Guide
Want to learn everything there is to know about your new iPhone? Get the details in the iPhone User Guide.
View the user guide
Download in iBooks
Today at Apple
Take your skills even further with interactive sessions just for iPhone. See what’s happening at an Apple Store near you.
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Apple Support
Discover the features of your new iPhone X. And if you need help, download the Apple Support app to chat, email, and talk to us right from your device.
Download the Apple Support app
 
 
AppleCare+
AppleCare+ for iPhone
Buy AppleCare+ within the first 60 days of purchasing your new iPhone and get up to two years of telephone technical support and additional hardware coverage. AppleCare+ even includes accidental damage protection.2
To learn more, call 1–800–275–2273 or visit the AppleCare+ site.
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