iPhone X annoyances: How to fix them

This year, Apple introduced a special iPhone known as iPhone X. The tenth-anniversary edition of iPhone comes with a lot of new things and innovative features that make it stand in line with other competitors on the market. However, if you are a big fan of Apple iPhone lineup, some of iPhone X’s changes and features may be a little confusing and even annoying.

To help you make the most of Apple’s latest flagship phone, we have compiled a list of the biggest iPhone X annoyances and run you through the steps to fix them. Before we begin, note that iPhone X is now available in over 50 countries and will hit more markets in December.

  1. Face ID not working

Face ID is Apple’s new security measure that replaces the Touch ID fingerprint scanner. What it does is to make sure you unlock your phone with a simple glance. However, there are exceptions to everything.

A lot of iPhone X have reported that Face ID fails to work on their iPhone X. If you happen to sit in the group, the best shot is to reset Face ID. To do this, launch Settings > Face ID & Passcode > Reset Face ID. If the problem still persists, reset all settings on your device, which will also remove your registered faces.

  1. Detect attention

When you first set up Face ID on your iPhone, you need to make eye contact with the TrueDepth sensor on the front of the phone. This helps Face ID capture your face for a better unlocking method. However, if you find this annoying, you can disable it.

To disable Detect Attention feature, head to Settings app, select General, and tap on Accessibility. After that, select Face ID & Attention and disable Require Attention for Face ID. You can temporarily Face ID on your iPhone X by pressing and holding the side button and one of the Volume buttons simultaneously.

  1. Make sure you have enabled AssistiveTouch

AssistiveTouch has been the highlight of iOS for years. With the iPhone X, AssistiveTouch serves as a perfect tool to navigate around your iPhone X. Therefore, we recommend you enable AssistiveTouch on your device, as there are some gestures that may be a little bit confusing.

To activate AssistiveTouch on your device, launch the Settings, select General, then tap on Accessibility > AssistiveTouch and turn on switch.

  1. Turn on Reachability

Reachability has been available since the days of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, allowing users to easily reach to content at the top of the screen. On the iPhone X, Reachability works in a different way, mainly thanks to Apple removing the home button.

All you need to do now is to flick down on the Home indicator area to activate Reachability on the iPhone X. Once Reachability is enabled, it will move the top half of the screen down to the bottom half for quick and easier access.

To enable Reachability, open Settings app, hit General, then tap on Accessibility > Reachability and turn on the switch.

Also read: How to transfer your data from old iPhone to iPhone X

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