Issues come with all electronic devices, even the iconic iPhone X. If you own one of these beauties, you’re probably dealing with a few annoying problems. These are seven of the most common and some ways that you can get around them:
- Headphone Jack Is Just… Gone
Apple decided to remove the headset jack a few phones ago, but you can probably still feel the sting. Luckily, you can get an adapter that will allow you to connect your wired headset if you like.
- Function Key Mind Scramble
Apple thought it would be really funny to mess with your mind and change the keys for all those quick functions like screenshotting and resetting the phone. Fortunately, you can still do all these things. You just have to learn the new arrangements.
Siri- Wake button, two seconds, press and hold
Screenshot- Volume Up and Wake buttons at the same time
Turn off Phone- Volume and Wake, two seconds, press and hold
Reset- Volume Up, Volume Down, Wake
These do work if you do them correctly. Try not to get a headache from thinking about it too much. Just do it.
- Thumbing Is Complicated
Now that the iPhone has gotten bigger in size, it’s hard for you to get your thumb to the top of the screen to complete tasks. Apple came up with a solution called “reachability.” Once you activated it inside of the accessibility settings, you can swipe down on the bottom of the screen to make your phone more thumbable. You see, it’s not gone. You just have to put in a little work to get to it.
- Nobody’s Home
Not having a home button in enough to truly freak a smartphone user out, but it is what it is. The iPhone X doesn’t’ have one. You can get around this issue, however, by activating the AssistiveTouch, which is a versatile button that you can move around on the face of the phone. It’s like a virtual home button that can do a busload of activities. CNET calls it soft but super is more like it. You’ll probably enjoy it more than the old home button. You can activate it in your accessibility settings.
- Long-Winded Face ID Process
Many users have stated that they had to wait a long time for Face ID to read their faces. If that has happened to you, try being impatient and swiping up before the padlock opens for you. It just might work.
- Face ID Doesn’t Like Tables
Apparently, the Face ID doesn’t read when you set your X down flat on a table. You can purchase a stand for your phone if you have an office job, or you work from home on the computer. It’ll make sure that the phone is in a good condition to recognize you.
- Notifications Disappear
You may not be allowed to see your notifications until the phone recognizes your face. If that’s annoying to you, you can scroll right on over to your settings and pick the setting that tells the phone to show your notification previews always.
Try these few tips and see if you find yourself less annoyed with the X. If so, congratulations and have fun.