6 Best Apple iPhone X Tips And Tricks: Get More Out Of Your New iPhone

Luke Edwards
Luke Edwards
6 Best Apple iPhone X Tips And Tricks: Get More Out Of Your New iPhone

The new iPhone X is here and Apple claims it’s the future for the company. That means a cool new OLED screen with less bezel, Face ID unlocking and fancy new rear cameras. But what does all that actually mean for you?

Here’s how to get the best out of the iPhone X using all it’s fancy new features.

How to save battery by turning off True Tone

Apple uses its True Tone tech to scan the environment’s lighting and adapt the screen to make sure the colours on display are consistent no matter where you are. This takes power. If you can’t really tell the difference anyway you can turn this off to save battery. Go to Settings, Display & Brightness, then toggle True Tone off.

Skip to the top of the page quickly

It’s a simple tip but a keeper. You can still tap the clock and no matter where you are scrolled to on a page it will scroll back to the top. Even though the clock has moved this trick still works just the same.

Show notification previews when locked

As standard the iPhone will only show notification previews, like part of a WhatsApp message, when the phone is unlocked. Now you can change this for each app. Go to Settings, Notifications, Show Previews and then choose from Always, When Unlocked or Never.

Check battery percentage

The battery percentage has been ditched for that new tiny menu at the top of the iPhone X. However, you can still get to it. Simply swipe down from the top right-hand side of the screen in the Control Centre.

How to record a video in 4K and 60fps

Recording video in 4K and at 60 frames per second is a really impressive offering that even GoPro has only just started offering but the iPhone X can manage it too. The default mode will record in 1080p at 30fps. To change this go to Settings, Camera, Record Video, Change from 1080p at 30fps to 4K at 60fps.

Use Face ID to detect your attention

You can get Face ID to use the TrueDepth camera to detect if your attention is on the phone. This is good as it can then adapt knowing you’re looking by doing things like lowering call volume or dimming the screen if you look away from an article, to save battery. Turn this on by going to Settings, Face ID & Passcode, then toggle Attention-Aware Feature.