The 5 Biggest iPhone X Annoyances And How To Fix Them

 

 5 biggest iphone x issues and how to fix themAny followers out there, who have iPhone X, have any trouble with Face ID in different lighting conditions? I understand low light issues, I can’t get it to work at all in sunlight or bright lighting conditions…

Let’s take a look at the iPhone X’s biggest annoyances and how you can work around them.

  1. Face ID seems to be delayed

When you tap or raise the iPhone, or press the wake button on the side, you see a little padlock near the top of the screen. After your face is recognized, the lock opens — which takes a second or two — allowing you to swipe up and get to work.

  1. Face ID doesn’t work when my phone is on a table

Solution: If you spend most of your time at a desk, there’s a pretty good fix for this problem, one that kills two birds with one stone: Get a Qi charging stand. Not a charging pad, mind you, which keeps your phone sitting flat, but a stand. That way you can position the phone so it’s facing your face, and therefore much easier to unlock.

  1. Notifications are hidden by default

This is a security feature, enabled by default, and some would say it’s a smart one. But it can also be incredibly annoying. Fortunately, it’s easy enough to toggle off. Just tap Settings > Notifications > Show Previews, then choose Always. Remember that after doing so, your notifications will appear with previews even when your phone is locked.

  1. I miss the Home button!

To enable it, tap Settings > General > Accessibility > AssistiveTouch, then toggle it on. To customize the aforementioned pop-up menu, tap Customize Top Level Menu.

  1. The old ways of doing things don’t work anymore!

There’s no longer a Home button, certain functions have been rejiggered and/or relocated. Here’s a quick primer:

  • Turn off the phone: Press and hold either volume button and the sleep/wake button for about two seconds. You’ll feel the phone vibrate and then see an onscreen menu that includes the old “Slide to power off” slider.
  • Reset the phone: Press volume-up, then volume-down, then press and hold the wake button until the Apple logo appears. (Then release that button.) You have to do all this in fairly rapid succession: press-press-hold.
  • Take a screenshot: Simultaneously press and release the volume-up and wake buttons.
  • Invoke Siri: Press and hold the wake button for about two seconds.

Near-record iPhone Sales This Year Seems A Very Safe Prediction

iPhone sales are expected to break records this year

First, the rider: the best sales ‘since the launch of iPhone 6.’ 2014 remains an exceptional year for the simple reason that it was Apple’s first model to offer the larger screen sizes that were by then a standard feature of Android flagships. There was thus enormous pent-up demand, both among existing iPhone users who were holding off for a larger phone, and among Android users who really wanted an iPhone but weren’t prepared to compromise on screen size.

It’s difficult to imagine a comparable event in iPhone launches, so that record is likely to stand for some time. But predicting that this year’s iPhones will lead to the highest sales volume seen since then seems equally safe.

The iPhone X represented a radical design departure for Apple. The company not only caught up with the near-full-screen designs of Android flagships, but overtook them. Removing the iconic Home button, and putting all the other hardware into a notch at the top of the screen, enabled Apple to create an iPhone with a wow factor for iPhone and Android owners alike.

Removing Touch ID – one of the most-loved features of the iPhone – and replacing it with Face ID was an incredibly brave move. It was one that could easily have backfired. But it didn’t: while some who have never tried the iPhone X remained skeptical, owners were almost universal in their description of Face ID as a vast improvement, and a technology from which there is no return.

Equally brave was breaking the four-figure price barrier for a smartphone. There was no shortage of industry pundits lining up to describe this as a ridiculous move. Nobody, they predicted, was going to pay a thousand dollars or more for a phone. But they did – in their millions. Tim Cook was quick to point out that the iPhone X marks the first time that the most expensive iPhone has also been the best-selling one.

People motivated more by features than design, this year’s line-up is going to provide a great up-selling opportunity for Apple. For those able but unwilling to pay a grand for a phone, they may well plan to buy the LCD model and then be persuaded by the better specifications of the OLED ones, expected to start at a more palatable $899.

Then there’s the ‘Plus’ model. Although the iPhone X effectively matched the screen size of the older Plus models in a more compact case, there are plenty of people for whom bigger is better when it comes to a phone.

So I think Apple has a win-win-win here. The LCD model looks set to become this year’s best-selling iPhone. The iPhone X replacement will prove a strong draw for those who haven’t yet upgraded and want the best spec. While the Plus model will sell well to those willing to pay more for an even larger screen.

iOS 12 Developer Beta 11 Problems And New Features

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Four days after the last iOS 12 beta for developers, Apple has released an updated build. iOS 12 developer beta 11 is now available. Apple announced Shortcuts App in iOS 12 Developer Preview but No-Shortcut App in the iOS 12 Developer Beta in Beta. So you will have to wait till next Beta. iOS 12 best 11 is a tiny update nothing else new in this update, even you should see its issue before updating on your daily driver. Let’s look below.

New features:

  1. You can hold the “X” button to clear all of the notifications on older devices w/o 3D touch enabled.
  2. Small change, but there’s now a separator between the daily/popular App Store content& other/personalized content in the Today tab of the App Store. Unsure if this was in previous betas, but only just noticed after updating to public beta 9.

Remaining Issues in iOS 12 beta 11

  1. App Store: While signed in with a production account and testing with a sandbox account, attempting to fetch a new valid receipt displays a sign-in prompt for the production account with no option for switching to the sandbox account
  2. HomeKit: Inviting iOS 11 users who have multiple email addresses associated with their Apple ID to a home might not succeed
  3. Maps: Traffic data might not be displayed
  4. In iOS 12 beta 11, Camera Effects in Messages is available only on iPhone SE and iPhone 6s or later and is unavailable on iPad. Camera Effects in FaceTime is available only on iPhone 7 or later and is unavailable on iPad
  5. Wi-Fi calls might end unexpectedly when transitioning from Wi-Fi to cellular while on the T-Mobile network
  6. Screen Time: The start and stop times for Downtime might change unexpectedly if they were configured prior to installing iOS 12 beta 9
  7. After updating to iOS 12 beta 7 or later, parents should change the Screen Time passcode to prevent children from signing out of iCloud or changing the system time
  8. While multiple ride-sharing apps are installed, Siri might open the app instead of providing an ETA or location when asked
  9. Siri Suggestions for Shortcuts are enabled on iPhone 6s or later, iPad Pro, iPad (5th generation or later), iPad Air 2, and iPad mini 4

 

Apple Drops Second Round Of iOS 12 Betas This Week!

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Apple is really moving on iOS 12. It has introduced new pre-release versions for both developers and the general public just a few days after the last ones. Apple normally only comes out with new beta versions once a week, but the last round of releases was only on Monday. This could be a sign that the full version of iOS 12 is nearly ready for the general public. Apple is expected to introduce it just a few weeks, along with the 2018 iPhone models.

Get the latest iOS 12 beta versions now

iOS 12 beta 10 is only available to those who have enrolled in the Apple Developer Program, which requires paying a $99 annual fee. Non-developers can join the Apple Beta Software Program and try out beta 9. Just keep in mind that this is potentially buggy software that’s not recommended for devices.

Updated features in iOS 12

  • A highlight is an increase in speed. Aside from the flawed seventh beta, tests show that the pre-release versions are already faster than iOS 11.
  • With Siri Shortcuts, an iPhone or iPad can perform complex actions with simple voice commands. iOS 12 also includes Memoji, personalized and animated versions of emoji.
  • Notification Center in iOS 12: Rather than infinite lists of texts, Facebook notifications and offers, iOS 12 stacks them together to make Notification Center and the lock screen a much simpler place.
  • Apps could take longer than expected to launch.
  • Home app removes existing wallpapers, now includes three color options.
  • Podcasts app now shows Now Playing indicator on currently playing chapters.
  • New splash screen for updated Voice Memos app.
  • New splash screen for Screen Time in Settings, includes Down Time walkthrough for parents.
  • New arrow launcher for Shortcuts in Spotlight.
  • CarPlay appears to be fixed when using side and backup cameras.
  • Watch app now shows third party apps that work with Siri watch face.
  • 11 Activity app stickers that animate and do not require Special Challenge to unlock.

The update weighs in at only 68.7 megabytes on the iPhone X, so there are likely no large changes or features in the update. Any changes in this update will be posted below per usual.

iPhone X Face ID Is Not Working? Fixed!

My iPhone X Face ID is not working, it says my Face ID cannot be detected. I have restarted my phone and still not working. Anybody else have an iPhone X and have this same problem? How to solve this problem? I need a solution for this. Help please!

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Face ID lets you securely unlock your iPhone X, authenticate purchases, sign in to apps, and more—with just a glance. However sometimes it doesn’t work as we expect, so here we are going to discuss some of the common questions about iPhone X Face ID.

How to set up Face ID on iPhone X?

Before you set up Face ID, make sure that there isn’t anything covering the TrueDepth camera or your face. Face ID is designed to work with glasses and contacts. Face ID works best when your iPhone X is approximately an arm’s length or closer (10-20 inches) from your face.

What if Face ID is disabled on your iPhone X?

On iPhone X, you might see a message that says “A problem was detected with the TrueDepth Camera. Face ID has been disabled.” Take your iPhone to an Apple Authorized Service Provider or make a Genius Bar reservation at the Apple Store. You can also contact Apple Support.

Need help using Face ID to unlock your iPhone X?

  1. Make sure that your iPhone X is updated to the latest version of iOS
  2. Make sure that Face ID is set up and that the features you’re trying to use Face ID with are turned on.
  3. Make sure that the TrueDepth camera on your iPhone X isn’t covered with a phone case or a screen protector. Also, check to see if there’s residue or dirt covering the TrueDepth camera.
  4. Make sure that your eyes, nose, and mouth are fully visible to the TrueDepth camera.
  5. Make sure that you’re facing the TrueDepth camera
  6. If you still need help, reset Face ID, then set it up again. Go to Settings > Face ID & Passcode and tap Reset Face ID. Then tap Set up Face ID to set it up again.

iPhone Camera Is Not Working? Fixed!

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Hello. My iPhone 8 camera isn’t working. I was trying to restart my phone but it doesn’t help. What should I do? Any help would be appreciated!

If your photos are blurred or out of focus

If your photos are blurred, out of focus, or have dark spots, try these steps:

  • Make sure that the camera lens is clean. If you need to clean the lens, use a microfiber cloth. If you see dirt or debris inside the lens, take your device to an Apple Retail Store or Authorized Service Provider for more help.
  • For iPhone models that feature optical image stabilization: A metallic case or magnetic lens could interfere with this feature. Try taking a picture without the case or lens, and then compare the quality.
  • To focus on a certain object or person, tap that object or person on the preview screen. You’ll see the screen pulse, or briefly go in and out of focus, as the camera adjusts. In photo mode, try to stay steady when you adjust the focus. If you move too far in any direction, the camera will automatically refocus to the center. In video mode, you can adjust the focus before you begin recording.
  • If you still have issues with the focus on your camera, contact Apple Support.

If you see a closed lens or black screen

  1. If you see a closed lens or black screen when you open the Camera app, try these steps:
  2. Make sure that there’s nothing blocking the camera lens. If you’re using a case, try removing it.
  3. Force the app to close, then open the Camera app again.
  4. Restart your device, then open the Camera app again.
  5. If your device has a front and rear camera, try both cameras by tapping. If you see the closed lens or black screen on only one camera, take your device to an Apple Retail Store or Authorized Service Provider for more help.

If your flash isn’t working

Use Control Center to test the LED flash. Turn the flashlight off and on. If the LED flash doesn’t work as a flashlight, contact Apple Support. If you take extended video with the flash on, or you’re using the device in a very warm environment, you might see a message that says the flash is disabled. The message remains until your device cools down.

If you don’t see the Camera app

You should see the Camera app on your Home screen. If it’s not on your Home screen, you can search for it or check your Settings to see if it’s blocked.

 

What If Your iPhone X Won’t Turn On Or Is Frozen?

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If your screen is black or frozen

If your screen is black or frozen, you might need to force restart your device. A force restart won’t erase the content on your device. You can force restart your device even if the screen is black or the buttons aren’t responding. Follow these steps: Press and quickly release the Volume Up button. Press and quickly release the Volume Down button. Then, press and hold the Side button until you see the Apple logo.

If your device still won’t turn on or start up

Plug in your device and let it charge for up to one hour, after a few minutes, you should see the charging screen.

Note: If you don’t see the charging screen within an hour, check the jack, USB cable, and power adapter. Make sure that everything is plugged in firmly, free of debris, and not damaged. You might want to try a different USB cable or power adapter.

If your device turns on but gets stuck during start up

If you see the Apple logo or a red or blue screen during startup, try these steps:

  1. Connect your device to a computer and open iTunes. If you don’t have a computer, try to borrow one, or go to an Apple Store or Apple Authorized Service Provider for help.
  2. While your device is connected, force it to restart. On an iPhone X, iPhone 8, or iPhone 8 Plus: Press and quickly release the Volume Up button. Press and quickly release the Volume Down button. Then, press and hold the Side button until you see the recovery-mode screen.
  3. Don’t release the buttons when you see the Apple logo. Keep holding until you see the recovery mode screen.
  4. When you get the option to restore or update, choose Update. iTunes will try to reinstall iOS without erasing your data.
  5. iTunes will download the software for your device. If it takes more than 15 minutes, your device will exit recovery mode and you’ll need to repeat steps 2 and 3.

If you need more help

  • Contact Apple Support to set up service if you have any of these issues:
  • You still see a black screen after charging, force restarting, or following the steps in this article.
  • You see a black screen, but you can hear alerts, sounds, and vibrations.
  • The screen remains black, but the device chirps when you unmute it and connect it to power.
  • Your screen is on, but it doesn’t respond when you tap, slide, or try other gestures.
  • You can’t force your device to restart because a button is broken or stuck.
  • Your device is stuck on the Apple logo, displays a solid color, or isn’t recognized in iTunes.

 

iOS 12 Beta 8: Release Date, New Features And Hidden Features

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Release date

Apple released an iOS 12 Beta 8 update for developers on August 16, 2018. The new iOS 12 Beta 8 update is now available for download by developers.

Device compatibility

If your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch runs iOS 11, it will run iOS 12. That’s the short answer, but we also have a more detailed answer right here.

Core features

  • Siri gets smarter, but you’ll work harder. At first. Siri Shortcuts are tasks you can create and trigger with a custom command to do things like send a text, play a podcast and get directions to your favorite ice cream shop.
  • Cut down on screen time: New tools in iOS 12 show you how often you pick up your phone, how many notifications you receive, and how much time you spend using various apps. Trust us: It’s scary to see hard numbers for how long you spend on your phone.
  • Better notification management: One of the main reasons we reach for our phones so often is the sheer number of alerts we receive. iOS 12 has new tools to cut back on unnecessary alerts.
  • Create an Animoji of your own: Memoji is a word you’re going to hear a lot this fall. A Memoji is an animated emoji iPhone X users can create and use just like last year’s Animoji characters.
  • Closing apps goes old school: Apple changed the process of force-closing apps on the iPhone X, adding in extra steps. With iOS 12, things are getting back to normal.
  • Minor tweaks to Messages, but a big change to FaceTime: FaceTime was supposed to add group calls for up to 32 people, but Apple decided to remove the feature from iOS 12 for the time being.

Secret feature:

iOS 12 has a trackpad feature for easier text editing, Correcting typos has never been easier.

When can I download it?

Taking part in the beta program gives you a chance to use and provide feedback about features before they’re finished, but just keep in mind there are bound to be bugs and issues along the way.

 

Fix The Issues With Bluetooth Connection iPhone X

I bought a brand new iPhone X and trying to connect to my Bluetooth hands-free device in my car. In the Bluetooth screen I see the scan icon running but my device cannot be found. Note that with my old iPhone 6S the same Bluetooth device worked properly. Please your help!

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If your Bluetooth accessory won’t pair or connect to your iOS devices

  1. On your iOS device, go to Settings > Bluetooth and make sure that Bluetooth is on. If you can’t turn on Bluetooth or you see a spinning gear, restart your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Then try to pair and connect it again.
  2. Make sure that your Bluetooth accessory and iOS device are close to each other.
  3. Turn your Bluetooth accessory off and back on again.
  4. Make sure that your Bluetooth accessory is on and fully charged or connected to power. If your accessory uses batteries, see if they need to be replaced.

If your iPhone X can’t connect to your car

  1. Restart the device.
  2. Go to Settings> Bluetooth and turn off Bluetooth. Wait 5 seconds, then re-enable Bluetooth.
  3. Check the manual for car stereo systems to learn how to pair with Bluetooth devices. Most cars require phone Settings on the onboard display screen.
  4. Update your device.
  5. Install all firmware updates for the car stereo system.

If you still can’t pair or connect your Bluetooth accessory

  1. If you previously connected your Bluetooth accessory to your iOS device, unpair the accessory, put it back in discovery mode, then try to pair and connect it again.
  2. If you can pair your accessory with some devices but not your iOS device, unpair the accessory from your other devices. Then try to pair with your iOS device again.
  3. Check with the accessory manufacturer to make sure that your accessory supports your iOS device.
  4. If you still have any of these issues, contact Apple Support:
  5. You can’t turn on Bluetooth or the setting is grayed out.
  6. You can’t connect any Bluetooth accessories with your device.
  7. The accessory manufacturer confirmed that your accessory is working correctly.

Also learn: Pair a third-party Bluetooth accessory with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

iPhone X Battery Drains Quicker Than Before?

Anyone else experiencing battery draining quicker than before? Presumably as a result of the latest update? I contacted Apple on live chat and they checked and said my battery health was at 98% and there was definitely no issue. Anyone know if this battery health maximum capacity detail cover all problems that might be present?

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Batteries are a complex technology, and a number of variables contribute to battery performance and related iPhone performance. Actually, a battery’s lifespan is related to its “chemical age,” which is more than just the passage of time. It includes different factors, such as the number of charge cycles and how it was cared for. Follow these tips to maximize battery performance and help extend battery lifespan.

How to maximize battery performance?

  • Always make sure your device is using the latest version of iOS
  • keep Wi-Fi on at all times because when you use your device to access data, a Wi-Fi connection uses less power than a cellular network
  • Avoid charging or leaving iPhone in hot environments, including direct sun exposure, for extended periods of time
  • Apple software updates often include advanced energy-saving technologies, so always make sure your device is using the latest version of iOS
  • Low Power Mode is an easy way to extend the battery life of your iPhone when it starts to get low
  • You can optimize your battery life by turning on Airplane mode. Open Control Center and tap the Airplane mode icon. Note that you cannot make or receive calls while in Airplane mode
  • Charging your device when it’s inside certain styles of cases may generate excess heat, which can affect battery capacity
  • Do not fully charge or fully discharge your device’s battery — charge it to around 50%. If you store a device when its battery is fully discharged, the battery could fall into a deep discharge state, which renders it incapable of holding a charge
  • Go to settings down to battery icon click that check battery beta health. If your device performance has been impacted by an aged battery and you would like to get help with a battery replacement, contact Apple Support for service options