The familiar Sleep / Wake button on the iPhone X has changed slightly. Now it’s bigger, it’s called a “side button”, it’s easier to press, and it can do a lot of things.
Below are the 11 iPhone X Side Button Assignments
#1. Screen activation
The side button can still be used to activate the screen, and also lock the device.
# 2. Inclusion
When your iPhone is turned off, hold down the side button to turn it on.
3. Activating Siri
Due to the absence of the “home” button, Siri now needs to be called by pressing the side button.
#4. Shutdown, Emergency call – SOS, Medcart
To turn off the iPhone X, the side button must be clamped simultaneously with one of the volume buttons. After a couple of seconds, you will feel a vibration, and a screen will appear with the device’s shutdown sliders, emergency calls and your medical card.
#5. Quick call emergency services
If you enable the feature in the settings, the side button can be pressed 5 times to immediately start a call to emergency services.
# 6. Apple Pay
To make an Apple Pay payment, you must first press the side button twice. After that, you need to log in with Face ID and bring the smartphone to the terminal.
# 7. Purchase of applications
Now you just do not accidentally buy an application in the App Store. First, you have to double-click on the side button, and only then you can authenticate Face ID. If you click “buy” in the App Store, the system first asks you to click on the button.
To take a screenshot, simultaneously hold down the side button and the volume up button.
#9. Force reboot
Press the volume up button, then the volume down button, and then hold down the side button until the Apple logo appears on the screen. It was a forced reboot. All your data will remain intact and safe, only the system functions will reboot. This usually helps to cope with bugs.
#10. Temporary deactivation of Face ID
Pinch the top of your iPhone so that all three buttons are pressed. You will feel a vibration, Face ID will be turned off, and the system will ask for the password.
11. Recovery mode
If you are having serious problems with the iPhone X, then you need to update it with iTunes. Connect the smartphone to the computer and start iTunes. After that, press the volume up button, then the volume down button, and then hold down the sidebar until the iTunes logo appears.
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