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Life after the Home button: The iPhone X gestures guide

If you are one of the few million people who managed to pre-order an iPhone X when it was briefly available, you will be one of the first people lucky enough to need this guide to the new gesture controls on Apple’s next-generation smartphone.

Let the gestures begin

The iPhone X lacks a Home button. This means that many of the controls you’ve grown familiar with using on previous iPhone models just don’t work the same way. Instead of tapping Home, you use the following new gesture controls to make things happen:

Wake it up

There are two ways to wake an iPhone X:

  • Tap the display
  • Tap the sleep/power button and raise the device toward you.

[Also read: My first week with iPhone 8 Plus]

Take me Home

To get to the Home screen, tap and hold the small gesture bar at the bottom of the display and swipe all the way up to the top of the screen.

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