If you want to get the most out of your iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max, you need to know how to find all the hidden features.
Whether you want to perfect the new gestures for navigation, get the most out of your battery, or use Memoji, there are many things to learn about. The following tips and tricks for the iPhone XS and XS Max can be very helpful. It’s time to learn how to use this new thing.
IPhone XS And XS Max Tips And Tricks
1. Getting in and going home
If the iPhone Max or XS is your first phone without a Home button, you may need more time to learn how to use the gestures. But once you’re done, it’s easy to remember the tips, and you’ll be able to use the phone without the Home button in no time. When you are in an app, you will have to swipe right from the Home bar to unlock the phone and go back to the Home screen.
2. Making Memojis and Animojis
When you use a phone that has Face ID, you can use the Memoji and Animoji features. Swipe the Monkey icon in Messages and Conversations. You can now add your own Memoji or play around with Animoji whenever you want.
3. How to Make Friends with Siri
Since the iPhone XS and XS Max don’t have a Home button, you have to press and hold the Side button to start Siri. When the phone is close enough, you can say “hello” to Siri. But if you want to change this command, you can go to Siri and search for Settings to turn off the Listen for the Hey Siri toggle switch.
4. Changing the depth of field in a picture
The depth of field, or how the background of a photo blurs behind the subject, can be changed on the new iPhones. If the photo was taken in Portrait mode, you can tap Edit to open it and edit it. After that, you can change the bottom slider by moving your finger over it. When you’re happy with how it looks, you can click the “Done” button.
5. Keeping track of screen time
With the help of Screen Time, iOS 12 has made sure that people don’t spend too much time on their phones. You can see how you’ve used your device and which apps have taken up most of your time by going to Settings and then Screen Time. If you need to, you can set the limits.
6. Getting into the control room
You can now swipe down from the right edge to get to the Control Center.
7. A Gesture for Apple Pay and the Notification Center
Tap the Side button to start the payment process in the App Store and access Apple Pay. You can swipe down from the notch to get to the Notification Center.
8. Notifications for calming
With iOS 12, you can get your alerts without any noise. This means that when you get a message, it goes straight to the Notification Center without making a sound, showing up on the lock screen, or showing up as a banner.
9. Making Augmented Reality even better
With iOS 12, there is an app called Measure that uses augmented reality. Open the app and use the plus button to mark the points in the three-dimensional space where you want to measure single lines or figures. You can also take a picture of your measurements with the shutter button.
10. Putting the second face in place
For this new type of smartphone, the face is the password. With the Touch ID, you can use your fingerprint instead. With the iPhone XS and iPhone Max, you can use a second face to unlock the phone by going to Settings, then Face ID & Passcode, and finally creating a “Alternative Appearance.” This lets you use the device with a different look.
11. Options for the screen and home screen
To change the brightness of the screen, swipe down from the top right corner of the screen to open the Control Center. After that, you can change the brightness of the screen by using the slider or by going to Settings and clicking on Display & Brightness. You have to go to the Control Center and press the screen brightness slider for the screen to automatically change the temperature and colour balance to match the light in the room. To turn on or off True Tone, go to Settings and then to Display & Brightness.
When you take a screenshot, a small preview of what it will look like will show up in the lower left corner of the screen. You can tap on it and use the tools to write, draw, or crop the image. If you don’t want the preview, you can swipe to the left.
You can get to Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and the battery settings by force-pressing the Settings icon. With this move, you can get to the phone’s wireless settings quickly.
12. Control Care
You can put controls in or take them out of the Control Centre. To choose the controls you want to add, go to Settings, then Control Center, and then Customize Controls.
To rearrange these controls, tap and hold the three-bar menu to the right of the control you want to get rid of. Move the control up and down until it is where you want it. Some of these tend to take up the whole screen. If you press down hard on the control you want to grow, the screen will automatically fill up.
When you force-press to expand the connectivity control, you can tap on the personal hotspot icon to turn it on.
13. Getting 4K videos
The iPhone XS now lets you record audio in stereo, but the resolution may be 1080p. To get the most out of it, you should try to get 4K shots. Go to Settings and then Camera to turn on 4K video recording.
14. Getting a charger to boost the speed of charging
The charger that comes with the iPhone XS is not fast, which is a shame. From the Apple store, you can buy a charger with more power.
15. Using the Landscape setting
Several apps can be used in landscape mode on the iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max. Apps like Calendar and Settings offer the two-column view.
16. Taking a picture in RAW format
The smart HDR mode on this device can help you take some great photos. Now that you have manual controls, you can shoot in RAW and set the brightness, focus, and exposure to perfection. You can also change these photos to make them look better.
17. Screenshots and hard resets
Press the Side and Volume Down buttons at the same time to take a screenshot. You can do a hard reset without losing any information. Hold the Side button and press the Volume Up and Volume Down buttons until the Apple logo shows up on the screen.
18. How to Keep the Phone Safe
Apple has a plan called “Loss Protection,” which you can buy and pay for in monthly instalments to keep your device from being stolen. The phone can handle water, but it is not waterproof, so don’t bring it swimming if you want to shoot videos underwater.
19. Using the camera when the screen is locked
You can use the camera button in the bottom right corner of the screen instead of swipes. Just push it and go to the camera. When the screen is off, you can tap on it to open the lock screen and turn the screen on.
20. Getting to the widgets
To get to the widgets, you can swipe left or right on the screen.
21. Putting up a quick response
If you want to quickly respond to the notification without opening the app, you can pull down the notification and reply from the notification centre.
22. Setting up Low Power Mode
You can turn on the device’s low power mode by going to Settings and then Battery. You can view and scroll on the home screen by swiping from left to right. If you want to check the battery usage, you can use the widget.
23. Sending pictures you’ve drawn
You can send a picture you drew to someone through Messages. Tap the App Store icon to the left of the message field, and you’ll see a small heart with two fingers above the keyboard. Just tap on it, and you’re ready to draw and send the pictures you want.
24. Setting up the Quick Timer
Instead of going to the timer app, you can force-press the timer icon and slide it up and down the whole screen.
25. Bedtime Tips
You can use the Bedtime section of the Apple Clock app to set an alarm, or you can go to Settings and choose “Do Not Disturb” when you want to be left alone.
26. Advice from Apple about music
You can hide Apple Music or show the whole section for your music library. If you tap the search icon on the menu bar, you can get to the music based on the song titles or album names.
27. Using Maps
You can use the same map to move between floors of a building by using indoor maps. To find the floor level, just tap on the Building map. All you have to do is click Maps in Settings.
28. Getting the Mail
From the mail app, you can go to your inbox by tapping on the round icon with three bars that get smaller. This will help you see what emails you haven’t read yet. It’s also easy to check multiple emails while on the go or while replying to other people. The device can be used to make a contact book. When you get an email with a signature, Apple will ask if you want to add the person to your address book. To get the job done, press the “Add to Contacts” button.
29. Working together and giving each other notes
There’s a new icon that says “Share” in the notes. You can tap it and add people with whom you want to share the notes.
30. Keyboard for One Hand
The iPhone XS’s one-handed keyboard is a great feature. Press and hold the globe icon to choose whether the keyboard is on the right or left side of the screen. This makes the keyboard shrink and move to one side of the screen. You can tap the arrow to go back to the full size option.
31. Automatic deletion of voice and video messages
Go to Settings and Messages, scroll down to the section for Video or Audio Messages, and change the setting for Expire. The green bubbles show normal SMS messages, and the blue bubbles show iMessages. When you go to Settings and then Messages, you can scroll down to “Message History” and decide how long you want to keep the messages you want.
32. Setting Reminders on Siri
On the iPhone XS or Max, Siri can set reminders for you. Say anything you want. It will look at the page and add any important information to the Reminders app.
This list of tricks and tips will definitely help you get the most out of your iPhone X while enjoying the experience.