iOS & iPhone How-Tos

How To: Add Additional Emails to FaceTime & Messages in iOS 11

Using either iMessages or FaceTime on the iPhone is a great alternative for coworkers to stay in touch in the event that messaging services like Slack go down. They're also a handy means of communicating between buyers and sellers, as it provides a more intimate way of either checking out or showcasing a product. But you're not always going to want to give out your real number to everyone.

How To: Set Up Face ID on the iPhone X

It appears as though the cutting-edge iPhone X has one-upped its Android competitors like the Galaxy S8 when it comes to facial recognition. Apple packed the flagship with an array of front-facing sensors to compliment its selfie camera, which allows the new device to more accurately analyze faces.

How To: Put the iPhone X into DFU Mode in iTunes

With the arrival of the exclusive iPhone X, Apple has caught up with the trend of full-screen smartphones with high aspect ratios like the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Essential Phone. In order to accomplish this feat, sacrifices had to be made, which meant the demise of the iconic home button and Touch ID. A slew of other functions such as the App Switcher, Siri, and Apple Pay had to be reassigned as a result —along with entering DFU mode.

How To: Download & Install iOS 11 on Your iPhone

The final developer version of iOS 11 was leaked a few days ago, but Apple quickly stopped signing it so nobody else could install it. With Apple's Sept. 12 event now over, the Golden Master (GM) version of iOS 11, the same version that will be released to everyone around Sept. 19, is available to install again — and anyone can get it.

How To: Add Email Accounts to Mail in iOS 11 on Your iPhone

Using the Mail app to log in and sync to email services such as Gmail and Outlook is incredibly easy to accomplish on the iPhone thanks to the intuitive nature of its operating system. This is still evident with iOS 11, and though the process differs slightly from its predecessors, it can still be accomplished with relative ease.

How To: Force-Close Running Apps on the iPhone X

While fully closing apps on your iPhone can keep it running at peak efficiency since it frees up memory and stops background refreshing, it's best used as a way to deal with unresponsive apps. When you have an issue with a certain app, just force-close it instead of rebooting. But the process of force-closing on the new iPhone X is different than other models, so how do you do it?

How To: Quickly Turn Off Face ID on the iPhone X

While all of Apple's tech used for Face ID on the iPhone X is impressive, it's still debatable whether it's more convenient than Touch ID. There are also concerns that your face could be used to track your shopping patterns or even be seen during mass surveillance by intelligence agencies. More importantly, it could be easier for law enforcement, and even thieves, to force you to unlock your iPhone.

How To: Fast Charge Your iPhone X, iPhone 8, or iPhone 8 Plus

When Apple announced the iPhone X, 8, and 8 Plus, they had a laundry list of new features to talk about. They discussed the improved camera, the new screen, wireless charging, and many other things, but they curiously failed to mention that they just matched one of biggest features Android has touted over Apple for years — fast charging.

How To: Restart Your iPhone in iOS 11 Without Using the Power Button

The new iOS 11 update provides an easy software-based solution to shut down your iPhone in case the power button, officially known as the Sleep/Wake button on all iPhone models except the iPhone X, goes bonkers. In addition to this, there's also a hidden setting that lets you instantly restart the device, and it's better than the "Bold Text" trick that's been around since iOS 7.

How To: Activate Siri on the iPhone X Without a Home Button

In its never-ending quest to innovate its flagships, Apple has finally decided to do away with the iconic home button present since the first iPhone back in 2007. That means screenshots, force-restarting, switching apps, Apple Pay, and the home screen all work differently on the new iPhone X. One of the more important aspects, Siri, is also slightly different.

How To: Take Screenshots on the iPhone X

The fact that the iPhone X doesn't have a home button means that you'll need to learn a few new gestures. There's the home gesture, the multitasking gesture, and even a new way to access Apple Pay, among others. But one less-common action that has issues due to the lack of a home button is taking a screenshot.

How To: Shut Down & Restart the iPhone X

One click on the iPhone X's side button locks or wakes the device. Two clicks opens Apple Pay. Holding down activates Siri. So how do you shut down the iPhone X then? On every other iPhone, you hold the side button down until the "slide to power off" option appears, but that doesn't exist on the iPhone X.

How To: Use the App Switcher on the iPhone X

So you saw the iPhone X with its bezel-less design and fell in love. You imagined watching videos and enjoying HD content on its gorgeous 5.8" OLED screen. At first, you worried about the lack of Touch ID, but Apple assured you that Face ID is an adequate alternative. But wait, what about the other features of the home button? How will you even access the app switcher?

How To: Open the Control Center on the iPhone X

If you've been following our iPhone X coverage, you're probably aware that gestures are a big deal in iOS 11 for the iPhone X. Without a home button on Apple's new super-premium smartphone, several actions had to be mapped to gestures instead, which impacts other areas of the OS like the Control Center.

How To: Access the Home Screen on the iPhone X

Is the home button the main reason you're waiting to pull the trigger on a new iPhone X? Are you worried that you'll miss its functionality too much, or that simple things like accessing your home screen will be too hard? Well, don't worry about any of that, because Apple came up with some intuitive gestures that will make the old home button seem clunky and outdated once you get used to things.

How To: Easily Scan Documents on Your iPhone in iOS 11

Scanning important paperwork on smartphones is a tedious process, often relying on either external scanners or third-party apps that had to be either purchased or were loaded with annoying ads just to get the job done. Thankfully, iOS 11 now lets you easily scan documents using your iPhone, and finally does away with the need for third-party apps or machines.

How To: Watch Apple's iPhone 8 Event on Apple TV, iPhone, Android, Mac, or PC

The iPhone 8 is just about here. If you're anything like me, you can hardly contain your excitement. Apple has been keeping its 10th-anniversary device — whether you call it the iPhone X, iPhone Edition, or iPhone 8 — as secret as possible, but this past year we've seen a waterfall of leaks. Now that all of the rumors are out of the way, we're finally going to see what's actually in store for Apple's newest iPhone.

How To: Drag & Drop on Your iPhone in iOS 11

Apple added a "Drag and Drop" feature to iPads in iOS 11, but your iPhone can do a little of the magic, too. It's just not so obvious. While you can't drag and drop items from one app to another like you can on an iPad using Split View and Slide Over, you can move things around in certain stock applications.

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