Mastering the iPhone X’s Multitouch Screen - dummies

Mastering the iPhone X’s Multitouch Screen

By Edward C. Baig, Bob LeVitus

Part of iPhone X For Dummies Cheat Sheet

The Apple iPhone X has no physical keyboard or keypad buttons, so you have to use a virtual version of buttons and controls that appear on-screen for the tasks at hand. The following figure shows standard options; the list tells you how to maneuver through iPhone X’s touchscreen icons, buttons, and connections.


  • Flick a finger to scroll through music, pictures, emails, contacts, and more.
  • Tap against the screen to open applications, play songs, choose photos, and so on.
  • Pinch and unpinch to enlarge web pages and pictures or make them smaller. The actions involve placing your thumb and index finger against the screen. Then, keeping the thumb in place, drag your index finger to pinch or unpinch accordingly.
  • Swipe the screen from top to bottom to open Notification Center; swipe from bottom to top to close it.
  • Swipe the screen from bottom to top to open Control Center; swipe from top to bottom to close it.
  • Press gently to peek; press harder to open using 3D Touch.
  • Trust the virtual keyboard. The touchscreen provides visual suggestions and corrects mistakes on the fly.
  • Correct errors by holding your fingers against the screen to bring up a magnifying glass that lets you position the pointer in the precise spot you want to edit.