How to Adjust iPhone X Side Button Double-click or Triple-click Speed

How to Change iPhone X Side Button Speed

iPhone X’s Side button has stood up to the task fairly well, considering it’s been assigned to do multiple things like authenticating payment, activating Siri, triggering Emergency SOS and more. Do you know that you can customize the click speed for Side button on your iPhone X? For instance, you can adjust double-click or triple-click speed for the side button on iPhone X to ensure it’s in sync with your convenience.

Personally, I keep the click speed at the medium level. It just better suits my comfort level. Without much ado, let me show you how it works.

How to Change iPhone X Side Button Speed

How to Customize Click Speed of iPhone X Side Button

Step #1. Launch Settings app on your iPhone → Now, you need to tap on General.

Tap on Settings then General on iPhone X

Step #2. Next, tap on Accessibility.

Tap on Accessibility in iPhone X Settings

Step #3. Scroll down and tap on Side Button.

Tap on Side Button in iPhone X Accessibility Settings

Step #4. Up next, you have three options:

  • Default
  • Slow
  • Slowest

Customize iPhone X Side Button Speed

You can choose any of the options based on your need. For instance, if you find the click a bit too fast to handle, go for the Slow option. And if you want the click speed to be very slow, choose the slowest.

That’s it!

Have your say

So far, I have no complain about the side button. It’s doing a fairly good job. What’s your take on it? Do share your thoughts about it in the comments below.

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Apple details how it developed the iPhone X’s ‘Portrait Lighting’ feature

iPhone X Camera

While the iPhone today is capable of taking absolutely stunning and arguably best-in-class photos, that wasn’t always the case. Going back in time a bit, the original iPhone camera was nothing special. In fact, the original iPhone camera wasn’t even respectable relative to what other smartphone manufacturers were releasing at the time. Over time, though, Apple began to invest more in camera technologies and it wasn’t long before new iPhone models were routinely setting new standards of excellence for mobile photography.

In recent years, Apple has undeniably taken mobile photography to the next level, thanks in large part to the company’s control of both the iPhone hardware and software. Most recently, Apple released a camera feature it dubs Portrait Lighting. The feature itself takes advantage of the iPhone’s dual camera scheme and enables users to take photos designed to resemble professional shots that would ordinarily be taken in a studio environment.

Currently available on the iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus, and the iPhone 7 Plus, Portrait Lighting in iOS 11 is truly remarkable. And speaking to the lengths Apple went to perfect it, the company earlier today released a new ad which details how the feature was brought into existence.

As detailed in the video below, Apple worked with global image makers and top photographers in order to get the lighting effects just right. What’s more, Apple implemented advanced machine learning concepts to help create “studio-quality portraits.”

Apple has always been a company known to sweat the small stuff, and the video above is just yet another example of the company’s unrivaled attention to detail.

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How to Use Accessibility Shortcut on iPhone X

How to Use Accessibility Shortcut on iPhone X

Accessibility Shortcut lets you easily turn on or off Accessibility features on your iOS device. Just triple-click the Home button on your device to access all the features you have enabled and then choose to select the one you want to use! But how do you use Accessibility Shortcut on iPhone X considering it doesn’t have the Home button?

On iPhone X, side button has been given the huge responsibility of handling multiple things. And, from what I have experienced so far, the button has lived up to the billing fairly well. Whether it’s activating Emergency SOS, authenticating payment, invoking Siri or triggering Accessibility Shortcut, side button is able to carry out the assigned tasks with good effect.

How to Use Accessibility Shortcut on iPhone X

How to Use Accessibility Shortcut on iPhone X

How to Enable Accessibility Shortcut on iPhone X

Step #1. Launch Settings app on your iPhone → Now, tap on General.

Tap on Settings then General on iPhone X

Step #2. Next, tap on Accessibility.

Tap on Accessibility in iPhone X Settings

Step #3. Next, you need to scroll down and tap on Accessibility Shortcut.

Tap on Accessibility Shortcut on iPhone X

Step #4. Finally, you have to select the features you want to use.

Enable Accessibility Shortcut on iPhone X

There are several options like AssistiveTouch, Color Filters, Smart Invert Colors, etc.

How to Add Accessibility Shortcut to iPhone X Control Center

You can also add Accessibility Shortcut to Control Center to comfortably access it.

Step #1. Open Settings app on your iPhone.

Step #2. Now, tap on Control Center.

Tap on Settings then Control Center on iPhone X

Step #3. Next, you need to tap on Customize Controls.

Tap on Customize Controls in iPhone X Settings

Step #4. Next, find Accessibility Shortcut and tap on the “+” button to the left of it to include it. Now, quit the settings.

Add Accessibility Shortcut to iPhone X Control Center

From now onwards, you can triple-click the side button to use Accessibility Shortcut. You can also swipe down from the top right corner of the screen to bring up CC and select it.

That’s pretty much it!

Over to you

Personally, I like Smart Invert a lot as it helps me use my device more comfortably at night. Apart from preventing the eyes from straining, it also saves some battery on the device. Which is your favorite Accessibility feature and why? Share your feedback in the comments.

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How to Stop iPhone X Side Button from Unintentionally Activating Siri

How to Prevent iPhone X Side Button from Accidentally Invoking Siri

Many a time, I inadvertently activate Siri on my iPhone X by pressing and holding the side button. Hence, I prefer using only voice to invoke the personal assistant. Apart from fixing this little mess, the trick also allows me to slightly lessen the burden of the button. If you are also in the same boat as mine, stop the side button from accidentally activating Siri on your iPhone X.

At any time you may want to return to the default option, you will be able to do it without any hassle. Jump over to this hands-on guide to find how it works:

How to Prevent iPhone X Side Button from Accidentally Invoking Siri

How to Prevent iPhone X Side Button from Accidentally Invoking Siri

Step #1. Launch Settings app on your iPhone → Now, tap on General.

Tap on Settings then General on iPhone X

Step #2. Next, tap on Accessibility.

Tap on Accessibility in iPhone X Settings

Step #3. Next up, scroll down and tap on Side Button.

Tap on Side Button in iPhone X Accessibility Settings

Step #4. Under Press and Hold to Speak, select Off.

Prevent iPhone X Side Button from Accidentally Invoking Siri

That’s it!

Henceforth, the personal assistant won’t be triggered whenever you press and hold the side button on your iPhone.

If you ever want it back, follow the same steps and select Siri in the end.

Have your say

Do you still miss the erstwhile Home button or you have made peace with the gesture bar? Toss up your thoughts in the comments.

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Why Apple chose Face ID over Touch ID on the iPhone X

iPhone X Features

In the months leading up to the iPhone X unveiling this past September, there were a number of conflicting reports about the overall design of the device. While most everyone agreed that the physical home button was being kicked to the curb in favor of an edgeless display, it wasn’t entirely clear if Apple would replace it with an eye-authentication scheme (Face ID) or if it would embed a Touch ID sensor into the display itself.

When the iPhone X with Face ID was officially introduced, it didn’t take long for a new narrative to emerge, namely that Apple opted for Face ID very late into the development cycle simply because it couldn’t figure out a way to incorporate a fingerprint sensor into an OLED display at scale.

In reality, Apple’s decision to go all-in with Face ID was made well over a year before the iPhone X introduction. The reason, quite simply, is that Apple believed it to be a superior alternative to Touch ID on a number of fronts.

As John Gruber noted a few months back:

There were, of course, early attempts to embed a Touch ID sensor under the display as a Plan B. But Apple became convinced that Face ID was the way to go over a year ago. I heard this yesterday from multiple people at Apple, including engineers who’ve been working on the iPhone X project for a very long time. They stopped pursuing Touch ID under the display not because they couldn’t do it, but because they decided they didn’t need it.

Incidentally, Apple’s design decision with the iPhone X hasn’t stopped other handset makers from trying to develop devices with embedded fingerprint sensors. And while Face ID still has a few kinks to work out, I think it’s fair to say that Apple’s decision to go with Face ID over an embedded version of Touch ID was the way to go.

Case in point: Marques Brownlee recently shared a video of a fingerprint sensor embedded into a display. The technology, which is called Clear ID, comes from Synaptics and is being demoed in a Vivo X20 Plus UD device.

So how does the technology measure up? Well it does seem to work quite well, but there are a few downsides worth noting.

Zalib Ali of iOS Hacker explains:

First it requires the device to have an OLED display otherwise it won’t work. Then the sensor that is placed under the screen is visible at certain angles and lighting conditions.

While seemingly minor, a company as detail-oriented as Apple likely couldn’t bear the thought of a sensor being visible beneath the screen.

Further, Ali cites an excerpt from the video where we learn that for the sensor to work properly, it must first shine a visible pulse of light onto a user’s finger.

It has to be shinning a light on your fingerprint for it to reflect back into the glass and read it. So when I put my finger on the indicator which is basically a helper for guiding my finger to the right place, you see a light shine for a second, a sort of pulse that’s long enough for it to read the reflection of my fingerprint on that sensor.

Are these deal breakers? Not necessarily. But the entire user experience seems a bit more involved than seamlessly picking up an iPhone X and having it authenticate you immediately via Face ID.

Moreover, Face ID is far more reliable and secure than Touch ID. An Apple support document on Face ID reads in part: “The probability that a random person in the population could look at your iPhone X and unlock it using Face ID is approximately 1 in 1,000,000 (versus 1 in 50,000 for Touch ID).”

Now is it possible that future iterations of the iPhone will at some point incorporate a Touch ID sensor into the display? While it’s certainly possible, it’s not likely to happen anytime soon. To this point, Apple executives have said that Face ID will be a cornerstone of the iPhone user experience for quite some time.

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