Take Apple's guided tour of the iPhone X (VIDEO)

Ok, you just purchased the Apple iPhone X and this gorgeous device is in your hand, booted up and ready to go. Now what? Because there is no home button on the handset, you are going to have to learn some new gestures. This is all mentioned in a video just released today by Apple that presents a guided tour of the tenth anniversary iPhone. Simple gestures are shown such as swiping up to go home, and sliding down on the screen for notifications. Other gestures show you which apps you have open, or will take you to the control center.

The video also reveals how to setup Face ID, which is done by rotating your head in a circle while looking at the front-facing camera. And as we've pointed out before, the facial recognition system will work even if you grow a beard (not recommended for female iPhone X owners), cut off your beard, change your hairstyle, or even if you don certain sunglasses. All it takes to unlock the device is a quick glance followed by a swipe up to get home. As the video shows, you can glance and swipe "all in one motion." Apple Pay purchases are verified with a double press of the side button, and a glance at the screen while the phone is held near the POS terminal.

The guided tour includes information about how you can become an Animoji, which is an animated character that mirrors your facial expressions. Lastly, Portrait Lighting is discussed. On the iPhone X, both the rear and front-facing cameras allow you to choose from five different effects when snapping a portrait or a selfie. The video explains how this is done.

There is much about the Apple iPhone X that is new, and not necessarily intuitive. If you just bought the device, you might want to bookmark this story so that you can view this video quickly, when you need it.

source: Apple

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iPhone X
  • Display 5.8" 1125 x 2436 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A11 Bionic, Hexa-core, 2390 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 2716 mAh(21h 3G talk time)



1. Master_Oogway

Posts: 104; Member since: Oct 06, 2016

I think youtube is flooded with those tutorials already....

5. aashis.sapkota

Posts: 85; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

Coming from official source, this one is more refined.

6. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

No, not really. The one on YouTube are much more refund that this.

2. aashis.sapkota

Posts: 85; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

What an elaborate video, I like it. Iphone X is a good phone. I recently bought iPhone 6S and I will buy only the next iteration of iPhone X. Next year, it will have a better Face ID system and other refinements.

10. Brewski

Posts: 725; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

...and maybe no notch...

3. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

A new era just begins......

4. RoryBreaker

Posts: 250; Member since: Oct 11, 2015

And this is the moment that even the iphone faithful has to admit that the iphone is more difficult to use than a superior Android device. I mean really all that just to turn the phone off??? I feel bad for you guys.

7. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

So enjoy working on your easy Android device.

9. RoryBreaker

Posts: 250; Member since: Oct 11, 2015

You mean easy & much, much better! And yes I do enjoy it every day!

8. GdgetXpert1337

Posts: 117; Member since: Oct 31, 2017

Holding power button for few extra seconds brings up the shut off button

12. Boybawang

Posts: 205; Member since: Jun 02, 2013

How often do you furn off your phone? I turn off my phone only when it hangs probably once every two months so no big deal.

14. RoryBreaker

Posts: 250; Member since: Oct 11, 2015

that's really not the point. Apple just continues to make things unnecessarily inefficient & difficult. For a company that prides itself on simplicity, they fail at achieving it on their mobile devices.

11. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

I like how you can go from one app to another by swiping at the bottom.

13. RoyalMike unregistered

Swipe is killing the iPhone into useless, why couldn't they bring in an always on 3d touch home button under display like Samsung did with galaxy S8. The turning off is like taking screenshot. Why you made it so stupid apple?

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