Navigating on the new iPhone X – What are the changes and How to do it

Apple has announced the next gen iPhone for year 2017. In facts, unlike the past years, where Apple announced 1 or 2 models, this year Apple gave surprise by announcing 3 models at the same time: iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X.

These are them and their choice of colors.
Apple iPhone 2017 jilaxzone.com iPhone X iPhone 8 iPhone 8 Plus
Meet the new 2017 iPhone: iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone 8
Well this time, I’m focusing only on the iPhone X. Say Hello to the future!

 

No more home button on iPhone X

If you notice, the main difference between iPhone 8 and iPhone X is that, iPhone X is all screen. There is no more iconic Home button that were part of iPhone since it was born 10 years back.
Apple iPhone 2017 jilaxzone.com iPhone X No Home Button
Say good bye to Home Button on Apple new iPhone X

So how to navigate in iOS without Home Button on iPhone X?

Although there’s no more home button, doesn’t mean you can’t go to Home Screen or activate switcher/multitask. Team at Apple has engineered the iOS 11 that goes with iPhone X to adapt with the missing home button. Meet the new Home Button at iPhone X: the long line at the bottom of the screen (indicated as green line on picture below).
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Apple iPhone X: Meet the new HOME Button

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Here’s how to Go to home screen on iPhone X

On iPhone with home button, you can just tap on the Home button one time, and it will bring you to iOS home screen.
Apple iPhone X Navigation jilaxzone.com Go to Home Screen Swipe and Release
Apple iPhone X: Go to Home Screen by Single Swipe Up
On iPhone X without home button, all you need to do is look for the long line at the bottom of iOS screen, swipe up from the bottom of the screen. And that will bring you to Home Screen.

How to Activate multitasking / App Switcher on iPhone X

On iPhone with home button, you can just double tap on the Home button, and it will bring you the app switcher (iOS multitasking).
Apple iPhone X Navigation jilaxzone.com App Switcher Swipe and Hold
Apple iPhone X: Multitask / Activate App Switcher by Swipe Up and Hold
On iPhone X without home button, all you need to do is look for the long line at the bottom of iOS screen, swipe up from the bottom of the screen till the middle of screen. And that will bring you the app switcher (iOS multitasking).

How to Activate/Open Control Center on iPhone X

On iPhone with home button, swipe up from bottom of the screen to bring up Control Center.
Apple iPhone X Navigation jilaxzone.com Control Center Swipe Down
Apple iPhone X: Activate Control Center by Swipe Down from Top Right of the screen
On iPhone X without home button, however that’s not the case. Since swiping up from bottom now has been occupied by gesture for the Home Button replacement, on iPhone X to activate Control Center, swipe down from top right of the screen.
Do note: top right of the screen and not top center nor top left.

How to Activate Siri on iPhone X

On iPhone with home button, you can just tap and hold on the Home button until Siri appear.
Apple iPhone X Navigation jilaxzone.com Activate Siri Press Power Button
Apple iPhone X: Activate Siri by Press and Hold Power Button
On iPhone X without home button, since there’s no more home button, to activate Siri Apple has move the function to the Power Button. Tap and hold Power button until Siri appear.

How to Activate Apple Pay on iPhone X

On iPhone with home button, you can just double tap Home Button from lock screen to activate Apple Pay.
Apple iPhone X Navigation jilaxzone.com Activate Apple Pay
Apple iPhone X: Activate Apple Pay by Double Click Power Button
On iPhone X without home button, since there’s no more home button, to activate Apple Pay, Apple (again) has move the function to the Power Button. Double click Power button to activate Apple Pay.

Bring it all together

Apple is taking risk here by introducing a new iPhone without the iconic Home button which causing some of the navigation that long time iOS users have gotten used to, now they (including you-if you are getting iPhone X) need to re-learn those things and getting used to the new navigation Apple has provided for iPhone X.
Do you think the new navigation is easy? Will there be many complaints from the iPhone X users? Will you complain?
Do give your comments on comment section below.

 


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