Just as the numeric series of iPhone came to an end, home button took a step back in the forthcoming models. No longer does the tech giant offer any provision for the Home Button. That proved to be useful in doing multitasking, re-routing to home screen and unlock phones. On the contrary, iPhone X is styled to give full, flawless screen experience with some navigation movements for iPhone X.

But the processes you carried down via Home Button can still be done. Physically, the home button may not be there but you can unlock your iPhone X and do more with gestures than the iPhone X equipping with home button. So, to understand what all liberty you can enjoy, the following head sums it up.

The following parts are something you can consider using the basics for iPhone X Home Button.


Part 1. That’s how you unlock it!

The most essential function carried out by the age old home button was to unlock and iPhone X can still do it in a hassle-free manner. Simply, get hold of your device and swipe up from the screen. The following result purely depends on the settings available on your iPhone X.

So, if there is no wall of security used in your device, you will be directly prompted to passcode.  If you have enabled passcode in your iPhone X, you can type in the same and get to the home screen. If, you have applied FaceID, the face will be detected to unlock without the iPhone X having home button. It doesn’t matter whichever settings you have opted for, you will be able to unlock it in a single swipe! Easy isn’t it?

Part 2. Return to Home Screen


We understand it was much easier with a home button to leave all the tasks and switch back to the home screen. But, you wouldn’t miss that button anymore as returning to home screen has just got simpler.

All you have to do is swipe up a bit from the bottom of the screen. Whereas, slightly longer swipe will turn out the activity which will discussed below.

Part 3. Get along with the Multi-tasking view

One of the advanced features in any phone to supervise the range of activities in a phone is via the multi-tasking tab. earlier one used to view the same via pressing home screen button. But, in iPhoneX, a single swipe will do wonders for you. Just swipe a little longer from your home screen to the center until the apps appear! This will direct you to overview the different panels in use.

Part 4. The Control Center

Accessing the control center in the earlier models was by swiping from the bottom. Now, that the iPhone is unlocked and directed to the multi-tasking, the swipe for the control center has been switched to a newer degree. One just has to slide downwards from the respective home screen. From, here-on manage the activities, go to the settings panel etc.  Once you are done and through, swipe the screen back!

Part 5. New formula to simple tasks: Siri, Screenshots, Apple Pay!

Remember capturing screenshots was taken by the iPhone X home screen, now doing the same in the fuller screen is a different way. The following tasks have and their methods have been collated and jotted down below:

  • Completing iTunes/App Store Purchases/Apple Pay: Using the Face ID, passcode or password.
  • Launching Siri: Long hold the Side button.
  • Capturing Screenshots: Click the Side and volume up buttons simultaneously.

P)art 6. Still wanting to have a home button, Get it via software

If you are not satiated with the swiping, sliding mess, then you can experience home button on your iPhone X. Well, frankly don’t think there is any mantra for getting any hardware button but software can facilitate you for the same. Wondering what it is?

It’s the Assistive Touch feature adds on the onscreen Home button. So, to launch ‘AssistiveTouch’ in your iPhone X homescreen, follow the thread of steps below.

  • Using your iPhone, visit ‘Settings’ option and locate for the ‘General’ option.
  • From the General menu, look out for ‘Accessibility’ quickly.
  • Now, to enable the ‘Assistive Touch’ feature, tap on the ‘Assistive Touch’ feature.
  • Lastly, slide in the green Assistive Touch and you will notice in your iPhone X, a home button you desired for.

To Sum it up!

We hope by now you are well versed with the easy basics of iPhone X Home Button. Even without having a physical button, the ultra-technology of swiping can do wonders for you. From monitoring the activities to unlocking your iPhone X, each can be facilitated in no time. Ping us with your queries by writing down in the comment section.

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