Mobile Phones

The best tips and tricks for the iPhone XS iPhone XS Max

The recently presented iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max refine even more the mobile experience that Apple created with the iPhone X of last year. From ID Face up to the new Memojis, the iPhones of this year are among the best phones on the market.

While both phones have specs and cutting-edge technology, the iPhone Xs-Max has a much larger screen and sharper than the iPhone X, but keeps the same size of the device. It is the perfect choice for people who want to upgrade their phone from the models Plus older.

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There are several changes to level software, but the locations of buttons and chargers remain the same for the iPhone X. does Not have a port for headphones, and the controversial notch or notch front the camera TrueDepth to Face ID. It is said that this unlock method is faster and more secure than ever thanks to the new processor.

Whether you’re upgrading from a previous iPhone, or did you decide to leave Android to jump to the Apple ecosystem, things are a little different in the new iPhones. So, here are some of our tips and favorite tricks to use the iPhone XS as an expert.

How to configure the ID Face

2018 is the year that Apple finally decided to get rid of the Start button in all its new iPhones. That’s why,in the iPhone XS and XS Max, the easiest way to unlock your phone is by using Face ID.

To set Face ID, we suggest you be in a room with good lighting. Go to Settings> Face ID & Passcode. If you already have a password, you will be prompted to log in; otherwise, you’ll need to create one to continue. Once this is done, tap Set Face ID.

Now you will have to scan your face two times to complete the process, simply by holding the phone directly in front of your face and following the instructions. Once completed, unlock the phone, you just have to swipe up the lock screen, while you keep your eyes open. If the phone is not unlocked, it is possible that you need to hold the phone a little further away from your face, especially if you’re in a room or dark area.

You can also add an alternate id to Face ID. Simply open Settings> Face ID and Passcode> Configure Appearance Alternative.

How to do a screen capture

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If you’re used to touching the buttons of power and home to take a screen capture or screenshot, you may be a little confused trying to do it on the iPhone XS iPhone or XS Max.

If you want to perform a screen capture, now you have to touch the power and volume buttons simultaneously. In the same way that in previous models, you will see a small image in the lower left side of the screen. Tap the image if you want to make some modification, or otherwise, will be automatically saved in the Photos app.

How to set up and use Apple Pay

Are you ready to leave your wallet at home? With Apple Pay, you can pay easily just by using your phone.

To use Apple Pay, you’ll first need to add a credit card or debit card to your wallet with Apple. To do this, go to Settings> Wallet & Apple Pay> Add credit card. It is possible that you will have to contact your bank to verify your identity and the use that you want to give the card before you can use it.

Once Apple Pay is set up, it is very easy to use. Simply double-tap the lock button on the right side of your phone. If a Face ID is configured, the phone will scan your face to approve the purchase. Otherwise, you will have to enter your access code.

How to use the Portrait mode and the depth Control

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Both the iPhone XS iPhone XS Max have Portrait Mode or portrait mode on the front and rear cameras. To use it, open the camera and slide the menu control to the left until you see the portrait mode. You will see a carousel with different lighting options, such as natural light, light contour, stage light, and more. Select the desired option, and press the shutter button. If you want to use the front camera, simply tap the icon of camera rotation, to the right of the shutter button.

Depth Control or depth control, is a new and unique feature of the line 2018 of iPhone, which gives as a result the elegant style bokeh. But unlike other cameras, with Depth Control you can control the amount of blur in the background, after taking a picture, and not only when you are taking. To use the depth control, simply select the photo and tap Edit; the slider Depth Control will automatically appear in the editing screen, giving you the option to adjust the amount of detail or blur around the main subject.

How to turn off your iPhone

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It would seem kind of obvious, but sometimes appearances can be deceiving. In the past, the button on the right side of your iPhone was probably the on / off button. However, that area now contains the lock button on phones that have cameras TrueDepth. So how do you turn off your phone?

If you want to turn off your phone, simply tap and hold simultaneously any volume button, together with the lock button. After a few seconds, you will see a slider to turn off your iPhone. A little more complicated than many would wish.

How to create a Memoji

Last year, Apple launched Animoji for the iPhone X, and this year it is doubling its efforts with Memoji in iOS 12. The graphics Memoji are basically animated avatars that you can control with your facial movements.

Create a Memoji is simple. Simply open the Messages app and tap in the drawer of Apps. Select the icon Animoji (characterized with the image of a monkey) and drag to the right until you see the icon New Memoji (+). Here you can customize your Memoji as you want, whether it looks to you, or show your alter ego. When you’re satisfied, just tap the Done button at the top of the screen to save your Memoji, and you can already start using it in your interactions.

How to use gestures to complete tasks

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For many people, the iPhone XS or XS Max is the first iPhone to buy that lacks a home button. If you’re one of them, it is important that you learn to make some gestures for using your device quickly and conveniently.

The gesture most commonly used is the sliding up from the bottom of the phone. This allows you to easily switch between open applications. When you pass, you also have the opportunity to close applications simply by swiping upward on the particular application that you no longer need.

In addition to swipe upwards, you can also swipe down from the top of the screen. If you swipe down from the center, this will open the notifications window. On the other hand, if you slide your finger down from the right side, the control Panel appears.

There are also two gestures that allow you to wake up the phone immediately. The first is based simply on touching the screen and ready it will activate your iPhone as if by magic! It is worth noting that this gesture is enabled by default, but if you’ve turned off by accident, go to Settings> General> Accessibility and activate the slider to Touch to activate.

You can also activate your iPhone by simply lifting it. This function is also enabled by default in the iPhone XS and XS Max, but you can enable or disable just go to Settings> Display & brightness and touch the slider to Raise to wake up.

How to use “do not disturb”

Are you looking for a moment of silence and tranquility? Then you have to use the mode, do Not disturb, which allows you to easily turn off the notifications and calls on your phone.

You’ll probably want to customize the way you do Not disturb before you use it. Just go to Settings> do Not disturb to make desired changes. Once you have configured do Not disturb, you can enable it by selecting the slider to do Not disturb or press the icon do Not disturb (moon) in the control Center.

The hour of going to bed is an additional function in do Not disturb that allows you to automatically activate the custom functions each night to the hour of going to bed. Bedtime attenuates in a very special way screen, mute calls, and sends notifications directly to the notification Center. To configure it, just go to Settings> do Not disturb> Scheduled> Time for bed. You will see an option to set the hour of bedtime, according to your hours of sleep favorite.

How to use Split View in the XS Max

What good is the extra size of the iPhone screen-XS-Max, if you can’t give a good use? Now, the function of the Split View (or split View in Spanish) for the iPhone XS-Max allows you to get an enlarged view of certain web sites and applications iOS. For example, if you use the Mail app in split view, you’ll see your current posts along with a preview screen. You’ll also see the split View in action on certain web sites as The New York Times.

Use Split View it is easy. Simply open an application or web site supports, you place your iPhone in landscape mode and make sure that the rotation lock is not enabled.

If the phone does not change to landscape, swipe down from the top right of the screen and make sure that the icon for rotation lock (lock) is not enabled.

How to use Siri

Siri is the digital assistant of Apple and can help you to do basic tasks like send messages, add appointments to your calendar and even friends of Apple Pay. Siri is also capable of learning your personal preferences, and will offer tips and shortcuts that may be of interest to you.

There are two ways to access Siri. The first is simply pressing the lock button. The second and more simple approach is to say, “Hey Siri”.

If you have not set “Hey Siri”, you’ll have to do it going to Settings> Siri and Search> Listens for” Hey Siri “and follow the prompts.

How to use the notifications and the control center

This year, Apple made big changes to Notifications in iOS 12. To start, you’ll see notifications grouped together that can be deleted in bulk with just the touch of a icon X. Of course, if you want to take full advantage of the notification Center, you probably want to customize it to your taste.

In addition to adding notifications group in iOS 12, Apple also facilitated the personalization of the notifications that you receive in the notifications Center. Simply tap for a time, the notification and you will see two options: Deliver on silent and turn Off.

Deliver in silence means that the notification will go directly to the notification Center instead of letting you know when it arrives. And shut down (as its name implies) means that you will no longer receive notifications from the application in question. You can further customize the way you view and receive the notifications in Settings> Notifications, and tapping on each individual application listed.

The control Center gives you quick access to the most used on your phone. To open it, swipe down in the upper-right corner of your phone. Many of the icons used 3D Touch to provide options for additional use. Simply press with force on the icon and you will see that a menu appears for the application.

While the control Center has many of the most commonly used functions easy to access from a single location, it is possible that you want to customize it to your taste. You can do this go to Settings> control Center – > Customize controls. From here you can add and move controls to meet your needs.

How to use Group FaceTime

With iOS 12, you can participate in calls group Calls with up to 32 people using your iPhone XS, XS Max or iPhone XR. You can configure the group session through FaceTime and choosing the contacts you want to add: open the application and enter manually the contact you want to add. You can also start a group call with FaceTime within a group chat in iMessage: once in the chat window, touch the initials at the top of the window and touch again the icon of the camera. During calls, group FaceTime, you can also add text, stickers, and Animojis to your own window.

How to enable the mode trackpad with Haptic Touch

Given that the iPhone XR does not have 3D features Touch, you can use Haptic Touch to easily change the position of the cursor without having to touch the text. You can convert your keyboard in a touch panel virtual by holding down the spacebar and then dragging the finger to select a specific text. Once you let go, you can touch the text to copy, cut, paste, share and more.

How to use the keyboard with one hand

Given that the iPhone XS Max and the iPhone XR are larger, use them with a single hand can be difficult. To make it easier, you can use the keyboard with a single hand by moving just the keyboard to the left or to the right –depending on your preference. To activate the settings, go to Settings> General> Keyboards> Keyboard of a hand. Below, you can choose if you want to the right or to the left of the screen of your iPhone.

If you do not want that the setting is turned on all the time, you can also activate it and deactivate it through iMessage. As you type, touch and hold the globe icon in the lower left corner of the screen and tap if you want to use the keyboard right or left. To turn it off, press and hold again the icon and tap the option in the keyboard central.

*Updated by Daniel Matus on October 11, 2019.

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