The iPhone X Manual That Apple Forgot to Create

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Reddit user u/MichaelRahmani has created a brief guide to the iPhone X controls. Apple’s newest iPhone brings many changes and requires you to learn how to use an iPhone all over again. Here is the unofficial iPhone X manual that shows you all of the new gestures.

iPhone X Controls

Image of unofficial iPhone X manual that shows all the controls.

  • Wake up the screen: Tap anywhere
  • Open notifications: Swipe down from the top left of the screen
  • Take a screenshot: Press volume up and sleep/wake button simultaneously
  • Restart iPhone X: Press volume down and sleep/wake button simultaneously
  • View open apps: Swipe up towards the middle of the screen
  • To close apps: Swipe up towards the middle and hold down on an app card
  • Open Control Center: Swipe down from the top right of the screen
  • Summon Siri: Press and hold sleep/wake button
  • Launch Apple Pay: Press sleep/wake button twice
  • Disable Face ID: Press sleep/wake button five times
  • Get to home screen: Swipe up from the bottom
  • Switch between apps: Swipe the home indicator bar right or left

The Mac Observer has additional tips on how to use Reachability, and an iPhone X starter guide.

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That doesn’t sound very sensational though.


Apple does have manuals. Here is the link.

John Kheit

Wow that’s super helpful. Thanks Andrew!