Master your iPhone X with these tips, tricks and how-tos

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Fresh out of the box.
Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Mac

The iPhone X is Apple’s most exciting iPhone in years. It packs an incredible portrait camera, ditches the home button so it can squeeze and iPhone Plus-sized screen into a regular-sized body, and adds Face ID.

If you want to read all about your new iPhone X, or to see what the fuss is before you purchase one, check out this roundup of all Cult of Mac’s iPhone X coverage.

iPhone X tips and how-tos

Set up your new iPhone X the right way

Here’s the best way to set up your new iPhone X, including Face ID and iOS 11’s great new Automatic Setup.

Learn all the new gestures for iPhone X

With no home button, the iPhone X relies on gestures to go home, wake up, make a payment, invoke Siri, and more. Here’s how to use them all.

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iPhone X hides notification previews until you look at them.
Photo: Apple

iPhone X keeps your notifications secret from people who aren’t you

iPhone X hides your notifications until you look at the screen, but you can unlock individual apps to show them anyway. Here’s how.

How to see the battery percentage on iPhone X

The iPhone X no longer shows the battery percentage indicator in the menubar, because the menubar is no longer big enough. Here’s how to quickly check it anyway.

How to buy an app on iPhone X using Face ID

Face ID makes unlocking the iPhone X super easy. But does it also make accidental purchases more likely? Nope.

How to use Apple Pay on iPhone X

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This is the Apple Pay screen on iPhone X.
Photo: Apple

Without a home button or Touch ID, iPhone X does a lot of things differently. Here’s how to use Apple pay with iPhone X.

Look how beautiful app switching is on iPhone X

App switching on iPhone is way slicker than double clicking a boring old home button.

How to scroll to top with iPhone X

Where did the tap-to-scroll-to-the-top gesture go on iPhone X? Don’t worry — it’s still there. You just have to do twice as much work to use it.

How to make Face ID more accurate

Next time your iPhone X claims it doesn’t recognize you, take control of the situation instead of letting the iPhone be the boss of you.

iPhone X news and analysis

iPhone X in box
iPhone X is the best iPhone yet.
Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Mac

iPhone X first impressions: Apple’s best by far

We finally have our hands on iPhone X and we couldn’t be more excited. Here’s what we think of iPhone X so far.

With iPhone X, Apple reinvents the camera. Again.

With its mix of advanced hardware and software, the iPhone X camera does more than capture photos and video. It transforms the digital future.

What’s this mystery chip inside iPhone X?

Two battery cells and a “mystery chip” are some of the surprises under the hood of the iPhone X. iFixit added the new Apple flagship handset to its teardown database and disassembled one to give users a glimpse of the X’s inner magic.

Why Apple short-circuited the media machine for iPhone X reviews

Anybody who thinks Apple can’t innovate should look in awe at the fecal hurricane whipped up by the company’s unorthodox iPhone X marketing plan.

iPhone X: The good, the bad, the ugly, this week on The CultCast

This week on The CultCast: The reviews are in! We’ll tell you what people love and don’t about Apple’s very hot, very new iPhone X. Plus: We’ll tell you about the clever new strategy Apple used to build massive hype for the iPhone X launch, and why it really pissed a lot of folks off.

Best iPhone X accessories

mujjo iPhone X wallet cases
There are already plenty iPhone X cases — we guide you to the best.
Photo: Mujjo

The best iPhone X cases you can buy right now

If you managed to score an iPhone X already, then you will probably be looking for a case. Here are the best iPhone X cases so far.

iPhone X deals: How to get the best price on the iPhone X

With Apple’s most expensive iPhone looming, Apple fans are bracing their wallets for impact. Luckily, iPhone X deals from carriers will help.

Quick Tip: How to make Face ID more accurate

Next time your iPhone X claims it doesn’t recognize you, don’t let the iPhone be the boss of you. Take charge make this a learning experience.

  • Null Static Void

    it looks like a clipboard

  • Daniel Piper

    Interesting that this article isn’t formatted to view on an iPhone X.

    • andrewi

      Lol this article isn’t even finished quite obviously. Why it’s live is beyond me.