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iPhone repair: Learning the new commands for iPhone X

iPhone repair: Learning the new commands for iPhone X

A common feature in all the iPhones has been the ‘Home’ button. This single and easy interface has changed the way all the mobile devices work. Other brands have adopted it and it has migrated to iPads and tablets. With the iPhone X (pronounced “ten” not “X”), Apple’s new design makes the display edge-to-edge, eliminating the ‘Home’ button.

The question is simple, how do you use an iPhone without a Home button? MobileREMEDIES® iPhone repair service has created the following guide so you can easily adapt to this new generation of iPhones.

Returning to ‘Home

Returning to the home screen is easy, just swipe up from the bottom of the screen and you’ll be able to return to the main home screen of your iPhone.

Wake up

Besides the normal way to wake up your iPhone like pushing the side button, the iPhone X also supports tap-to-wake. To achieve this new function simply tap the display to wake it up. You can also still say “Hey Siri” followed by a command.

Change between apps

By swiping left or right along the bottom edge of the phone you’ll be able to move back and forth between any apps that you have open.

App switcher

If you would like to see what apps your iPhone X is running, you can swipe up from the bottom edge and pause for a second with your finger still on the display. The App “cards” will  pop up and you can lift your finger and swipe through them to choose the one you want to use.

Closing an app

If there is a situation where you need to kill an app from the app switcher the process is not the same as in other iPhones. On the iPhone X you press and hold one of the “cards” until a red (-) symbol appears in the corner. You can do this for several open apps if you choose, then tap each one to close those you don’t need.


Reachability” is a feature that has been around since the the larger screens became available and allows the user to “squash” the whole screen image temporarily into the bottom portion of the display to allow one-handed manipulation. Initially Apple announced that it would abandon this function but changed its mind presumably because many people used and liked the function. It is not enabled by default on the iPhone X but you may turn it on if you go to ‘Settings’ and then swipe down from the bottom edge of the screen.


On the iPhone X there are two “swipe from the top of the screen” gestures, so to read notifications you need to swipe from the left to the right side of the screen.

Control Center

This is one of the major modifications of the iPhone X. The control center swipe has moved to the top of the screen. Swipe from the right side of the sensor notch to the left, the opposite of what you do for ‘Notifications’.

Using Siri

To start using Siri, first make sure she is configured on ‘Settings’ then press and hold the side button or you can still use your voice by saying, “Hey, Siri!”

Apple Pay

Press the side button twice. You’ll have to authenticate the purchase with either Face ID or your passcode. In the iPhone X with Siri and Apple Pay, you just use the side button as you used to use the Home button.


To get the power off slider and S.O.S. button, press and hold the side button and either volume button for a few seconds.

At MobileREMEDIES® iPhone repair service, with locations on Maui and Oahu and mail-in service from anywhere in the world, you get a free diagnostic evaluation and an estimate of the repair costs and time required. You also always get a 1-year warranty on parts and service. If we can’t fix your device, you pay nothing for the attempt! In addition to iPhone repair and laptop repair, we also provide cell phone repair, iPad repair, and all other tablet PC’s, as well as computer repair and game system repair (Xbox, PlayStation, Wii, etc.). If you have a broken screen MobileREMEDIES® is the best phone medic in Hawaii. In fact, if you are looking for Apple repair of any kind MobileREMEDIES® offers the best quality service at the lowest price in addition to the longest warranty. We are number one if you are looking for cell phone repair Maui or cell phone repair Oahu.

We also build custom computers for gamers and other high demand users, recover lost data, provide web services for individuals and small businesses, buy broken devices for cash or in-store credit and sell refurbished devices with a 1-year warranty, similar to a manufacturer’s warranty on a new device. Go to www.mobileremedies.com or call 1-800-867-5048.

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