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Most Exciting Features on iPhone X/iPhone 8 (Plus)

In 2016, iPhone sales reach 211.88 million dollars, 8.38% sales decline compared with 2015. iPhone 7 (Plus) doesn't give a boost on iPhone sales. Consumers interest remains relatively weak on the partly revamped iPhone 7/Plus. To regain consumers interest and propel iPhone sales, Apple implements its ambitious plan for iPhone 8 & OLED iPhone X, developing some groundbreaking features for iPhone X and iPhone 8/Plus. What are the top innovative features of iPhone X and iPhone 8/Plus? Before we dig more deeply into the great tips and tricks iPhone fans should know, let's have a recap of iPhone 8 & iPhone X features below.

Latest updates:

iPhone XS has just arrived!! Get the latest news on iPhone XS, XS Max and XR

Display & Design
iPhone X is in an all-glass design with 5.8-inch OLED Super Retina display that removes the top and bottom bezels and integrates with the front-facing camera. In this way, the iPhone X usable area of display is expanded to 5.15 inches. On top of this 5.8-inch iPhone X "premium" model, there are another two models, 4.7-inch iPhone 8 and 5.5-inch iPhone 8 Plus with new glass and aluminum design, Retina HD display featured. Comparing iPhone X with iPhone 8/Plus, you will find the 10th anniversary iPhone X has bigger screen and higher resolution, up to 2436×1125 pixels, 458ppi. So, do you upgrade to iPhone 8 or the more advanced iPhone X?
  • Display & Design
  • 3D Facial Scanning
  • Qi Wireless Charging
  • All-Glass Body
  • TrueDepth Camera System
  • Augmented Reality
  • Six Core A11 Bionic Chip
Face ID Facial Recognition
Among high-profile iPhone X tips and tricks, 3D facial recognition tech is especially attractive. Now Apple keeps the Touch ID on iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus while it ditches away Touch ID fingerprint recognition tech on iPhone X. Instead, it adopts facial scanning tech (Face ID) to unlock your iPhone X in "millionths of a second" even in an all black space. To recognize your face, iPhone X packs up to 8 modules like front camera, infrared camera, flood illuminator, etc. to fetch your facial features immediately.
  • Display & Design
  • 3D Facial Scanning
  • Qi Wireless Charging
  • All-Glass Body
  • TrueDepth Camera System
  • Augmented Reality
  • Six Core A11 Bionic Chip
Qi Wireless Charging
In this iPhone X tips and tricks article, the most amazing iPhone 8 feature is the Wi-Fi wireless charging, for it's a breakthrough technology and none of other smartphones sports such feature. Though it still can't extend iPhone 8 battery life, it's very fast to charge your iPhone 8 from 0% to 100%. Of course, wireless charging works with the established Qi ecosystem, two new wireless charging mats called AirPower needed.
  • Display & Design
  • 3D Facial Scanning
  • Qi Wireless Charging
  • All-Glass Body
  • TrueDepth Camera System
  • Augmented Reality
  • Six Core A11 Bionic Chip
All-Glass Body
To pay tribute to Steve Jobs, Apple redesigns iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X with iPhone 4 similar material - glass. Apple removes the all aluminum body used in the iPhone 5, 5s, 6, 6s, 7, and SE. Instead, it reapplies the 2010 iPhone 4 all-glass body to the 2017 10th anniversary iPhone X. And the rest iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus feature new glass and aluminum design.
  • Display & Design
  • 3D Facial Scanning
  • Qi Wireless Charging
  • All-Glass Body
  • TrueDepth Camera System
  • Augmented Reality
  • Six Core A11 Bionic Chip
TrueDepth Camera System
iPhone X is tipped to have a vertical dual camera setup. Compared with iPhone 7 Plus dual-lens camera, iPhone X's dual-lens camera has two differences: locating orientation and improved ability. Honestly, the iPhone X back side looks very weird and ugly. Actually, the vertical design of iPhone X TrueDepth dual-lens camera is mainly used to support AR (Augmented Reality) capability. As for the improved camera ability on iPhone X and iPhone 8, it supports users to record 4K video at 60 FPS and 1080p video at 240 FPS.
  • Display & Design
  • 3D Facial Scanning
  • Qi Wireless Charging
  • All-Glass Body
  • TrueDepth Camera System
  • Augmented Reality
  • Six Core A11 Bionic Chip
Augmented Reality Supported
Among iPhone X tips and tricks, there is the one majority of iPhone 8 users love most. That is Augmented Reality. In the past day, you might enjoy augmented reality experience from Pokeman Go. Now, you can actually use iOS 11 ARKit feature to create augmented reality immersive experience on your iPhone 8/iPhone X or other iOS 11 devices with A9 or A10 processor. Plus, you can even make augmented reality video or demo and upload to YouTube for sharing.
  • Display & Design
  • 3D Facial Scanning
  • Qi Wireless Charging
  • All-Glass Body
  • TrueDepth Camera System
  • Augmented Reality
  • Six Core A11 Bionic Chip
A11 Bionic Chip with Neural Engine
iPhone X hidden secrets that Apple doesn't tell you is the high-power six-core A11 bionic chip with 2 performance cores that are 25% faster and 4 efficiency cores that are 70% faster than the A10 Fusion chip in iPhone 7/Plus (2+2 setup). And the performance of GPU in A11 bionic chip is also improved by 30%. This is a really effective solution to dramatically speed up iPhone X/8/Plus.
  • Display & Design
  • 3D Facial Scanning
  • Qi Wireless Charging
  • All-Glass Body
  • TrueDepth Camera System
  • Augmented Reality
  • Six Core A11 Bionic Chip

Updated News for iPhone X/8/8 Plus:

Nov.1, 2017 | 16:08 pm

Apple says the demand for iPhone X is off the charts. GBH Insights analyst Daniel Ives even predicts orders of 50 million iPhone X units during 2017, up from 40 million previously and higher than other analysts. So far, the iPhone X wins a big success from the pre-order numbers. They hold optimistic view on 2017 iPhone X sales. Therefore, if you also wanna buy an iPhone X, maybe you should seize time and chance to do it now.

Sep.13, 2017 | 11:55 am

Long-awaited best phone iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are eventually unearthed. Here is the iPhone 8/Plus and iPhone X info you concern most:
Release date: iPhone 8/Plus - September 15, 2017; iPhone X - October 27, 2017.

Price: iPhone 8 starting at $699; iPhone 8 Plus at $799; iPhone X at $999.
Storage Capability: 64GB; 256GB

Colors: iPhone 8/8 Plus: Silver, Space Gray, Gold; iPhone X: Silver, Space Gray.

Sep. 11, 2017 | 12:00 am

iOS 11 GM leaks show that there is no iPhone Edition version, but an iPhone X version. Plus, it's said that iPhone X will sport with six core A11 fusion chip, two high-power Monsoon cores and four low-power Mistral cores. Other highlights cover iPhone X wireless charging, new Portrait Lighting features, 3D animated "Animoji", etc.

Sep. 6, 2017 | 10:25 am

Benjamin Geskin discloses on Twitter that there is a new color for upcoming iPhone 8 and iPhone X. This information is mainly based on a leaked picture of an OLED iPhone 8 SIM trays surface. It's not the official news. So we just take it with a grain of salt.

Sep.4, 2017 | 10:41 am

An iPhone 8 hidden tip that Apple doesn't tell you is unveiled by 9to5mac, which says major Apple casemakers update internal SKUs to iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone Edition. Previously, some Asian Mac-based websites have mentioned "iPhone Edition". Yet, such reports believe the iPhone Edition might be released later this year, not in September. So far, we still can't be sure which name the iPhone 10th anniversary will be. Just wait for the arrival of September 12.

Sep.1, 2017 | 16:24 pm

One iPhone 8 secret is eventually confirmed by Apple official website. That is the 2017 Apple 10th anniversary iPhone 8 will be released on Sep.12th, 2017. And 5-inch iPhone 8 and 5.8-inch iPhone 8 Plus will be priced between $999 and $1200. Another new models iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus, plus Apple Watch 3 and 4K Apple TV will also be taken to the public at Apple event on September 12. We will constantly update this post to bring you the latest iPhone 8 news.

Aug. 29, 2017 | 14:21 pm

A skeptical yet plausible leak shows that the upcoming iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus might enlarge its space capability up to 512GB, no 128GB available. If it's true, iPhone 8 is even bigger than Galaxy Note 8 in internal space. What's more, some tidbits indicate that Apple would also put Apple Pen into iPhone 8/Plus. If so, Apple just gives another heavy punch to its rival Samsung S Pen.

Top Pros and Cons of iPhone X/iPhone 8

The 2017 iPhone X features we review above have already shown some advantages of iPhone X. But they are not the whole story. There are still some other iPhone 8 pros and cons you might be interested in. And after you acquaint yourself with the main strengths and demerits of iPhone 8/iPhone X, you can judge if the premium iPhone X is worth $999, the high price. Well, nonsense aside, let's back on track to see the main advantages and disadvantages of iPhone 8/X/Plus iOS 11 device.

● Edge-to-edge OLED Super Retina display
● Remote Qi wireless charging
● High-end six-core A11 Bionic chip processor
● AR supported on iOS 11 iPhone X/8/Plus with ARkit App
● Face ID takes the place of Touch ID
● Upgraded iPhone storage options started at 64GB and 3GB RAM
● Improved camera features Portrait mode with Portrait Lighting
● No breakthrough on battery life issue
● High price tag, from $699 to $999 for iPhone 8/Plus/X
● Annoying iOS 11 bugs & problems
● Supply chain problems
● Only 3 colors: silver, space gray and gold
● Ugly vertical design for dual-lens camera
● No support for 32-bit Apps on iOS 11 iPhone X/iPhone 8

Top 44 Tips & Tricks: Take Full Advantages of iPhone X

Looking at the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus or iPhone X, you might think the change from iPhone 7/Plus to iPhone 8/Plus, iPhone X is not much. But that's definitely not the case. There's an even larger usable area for 5.8-inch iPhone X, a new body for iPhone X from aluminum to all-glass, a brand new way to charge iPhone 8 wirelessly. And Apple's updates to iOS 11 inspires even more new amazing features to the Apple 10th anniversary iPhone X. Well, iOS 11 and OLED iPhone X new features are wealthy, but not all of them can be known and skillfully used. In response to this issue, here we list our round of top 44 best tips and tricks your never told you about the iPhone X, with a wish to help you get as many as iPhone 8/iPhone X hidden features and make the utmost of the 10th anniversary iPhone X and iPhone 8/Plus.

How to Use iPhone X without Home Button

iPhone X drives you into a delimma. You do like iPhone X advantages and new features, but as for the home buttonless design, you can't instantly accept this. That's because it changes the way you usually do things via home button. Actually, you can also do those things on no home-button iPhone X with the below iPhone X tricks and hacks:
Swipe up from the bottom to unlock iPhone X.

Swipe up from the bottom and pause a moment to switch apps in multitasking.
Slide down from left ear to open Cover Sheet and right ear to launch Control Center.

How to Secure Your Face ID

iPhone X users reflect this iPhone X problem on forums that after they fall asleep, their iPhone X can still be unlocked once it gets closer to his or her face. What's more, their iPhone X would be activated when they just pick up iPhone X to watch their alarm clock. Now your iPhone X problems can be fixed via these settings:

Access to "Settings" > tap "Face ID & Passcode" > turn on "Require Attention for Face ID", which will require users to look directly at the front-facing camera to unlock your iPhone X. More secure after you fall asleep.

Toggle "Attention Aware Features" to dim the display or lower alerts volume.

How to Take Screenshot on iPhone X

You take screenshot usually in a manner that use both your iPhone 7/6s/6 home button and power button. Well, this doesn't work on iPhone X, for no home button is available on iPhone X. How to take screenshot on iPhone X? Below tips for iPhone X give you the answer.

Press the Side button (power button) and Volume Up button at the same time to finish iPhone X screenshot taking.

How to Force Quit Apps on iPhone X

To force quit apps on iPhone X, the process is quite simple. But it might still cost you a lot of time if you don't try the right way. So to save your precious time and efforts, follow the below iPhone tips to force quit apps.

Swipe up from the bottom and pause a moment to activate App Switcher.
Press and hold on any app. Followed by a tap on a red "no entry" sign and then the iPhone X app will force close.

How to Adjust Click Speed of Side Button for Apple Pay

You need these tricks if you can't make good control on your side button click speed to activate your Apple Pay. How to adjust? Read on:

Navigate to "Settings" on iPhone X and then click "Accessibility" under "General" option.

Scroll down to "Side Button" > choose click speed you need from "Default, slow and slowest".

Come back to lock screen to double click Side buttons to turn on Apple Pay.

Tips for iPhone X: Make an SOS on iPhone X

Not familiar with how to make an SOS on iPhone X? You should follow the below iPhone X tricks to learn it, cuz it's different from the way you used to do.

Press and hold the Side button or volume button for 6 seconds to call emergency services.
Or go to Settings > Emergency SOS > turn on Auto Call > toggle Countdown Sound on or off (depend on your specific situation). Then quickly press Side button 5 times to activate emergency services.

iPhone X Exclusive: Customize 3D Animated "Animoji"

Artificial Intelligence is everywhere. The upcoming iPhone X adopts AI voice recognition (Siri) and image recognition technology. The latter one is iPhone X camera 3D sensing ability. iPhone X camera can detect your facial expression and create a 3D animated "Animoji". This Animoji is exclusive to iPhone X.

Animoji currently includes robots, pigs, cats, chickens, dogs, fox, rabit, panda, etc and it can be customized using movement of eyebrows, chin, eyes, jaw, nose, lips, and mouth.

How to Record Animoji Longer than 10 Seconds

Usually, the adorable Animoji is limited to 10 seconds at a time. Thankfully, with the built-in iOS 11 onscreen recording feature, you're allowed to record Animoji video without time limitation. 4 steps to make it done!

1. Open a conversation in the Messages app.
2. Tap the iMessage App button and followed by a click to Animoji App option.

3. Drag and drop the Animoji to display for larger size.
4. Swipe up Control Center and tap Record button to start recording Animoji without time restriction. Tap Red button to end the Animoji video recording.

iOS 11 ARKit Makes iPhone 8 in Real Life

One impressive iPhone X/8/Plus new feature you should know is the AR capability. iOS 11 introduces ARkit for iPhone X/8 users to create augmented reality experience by combing the digital objects with the info in the real world. So, if you wanna maximize your enjoyment of AR feature on iPhone like make AR video, you'd better upgrade iPhone 6 to iPhone 8 and set up your new iPhone 8 first, for it runs Apple A9 and A10 processors. You can have a sneak peek on iPhone augmented reality demo on YouTube. Plenty of fun!

Prioritize App Downloads on iPhone X/8

This is a helpful iPhone X tip you don't wanna miss. Most iPhone users are bothered when they bulk download several apps on iPhone but can't decide which one to download first on their own. With iOS 11 iPhone 8 or iPhone X in hand, it's just easy peasy to fix this problem in iPhone 8 and iPhone X.

1. Keep pressing 3D Touch ID to activate the option.

2. Tap "Prioritize Download" from the pop-up window.

Here are also "Pause Download" and "Cancel Download" available.

Smarter Siri: Real-time Translation on iPhone 8/X

One of the most intriguing iPhone 8/X new features might be smarter Siri. The voice assistant gets a major update on iOS 11, to be specific:

Siri is improved to gain contextual forecasting ability in iOS 11 and deep integration with iMessage, similar to the formerly released Google Assistant.

Siri's advantages also lie in real-time translation, including English, French, German, etc. And in the near future, it will introduce more languages.

Some users also use Siri in iOS 11 as the remote controller for Apple TV.

Record iPhone X/8 Screen, No 3rd Party App

Forget the old days! Now follow this iPhone 8/X trick to record iPhone 8/X screen without any 3rd party apps. Here we go:

Launch "Settings" on iPhone 8 or X > click "Control Center".

Find "Screen Recording" > tap on the green "+" button on the left of Screen Recording to add it to Control Center.

Open "Control Center" on iPhone 8/X desktop > tap "Recording" icon to record iPhone 8/iPhone X screen activity.

Set up Two-factor Authentication on iPhone 8

You have Apple ID to safeguard your iPhone. But that's not secure enough. What if others know your username and Apple ID? Two-factor authentication is a more secure way to prevent hackers from stealing your iPhone 8 data.

1. Head to "Settings" and then tap your name at the top

2. Access to "Password & Security"; tap "Two-Factor Authentication".

3. Enter your trusted phone number (SMS-enabled phone number).

4. Go to Apple ID settings page and begin to set up two-factor authentication.

How to Manage Passwords on iPhone X/8?

When you compare iOS 11 with iOS 10, you will understand why iOS 11 is on fire. Cuz it does better in almost everything, security on iPhone 8/X included.

A new "Lock" feature will greet your keyboard when you enter password on FB, twitter, iPhone 8 movie apps, etc. Don't underestimate this tiny "Lock" icon. Actually, it's Apple's built-in password manager, which can save your important passwords on your iPhone X/8/8 +, protected by a fingerprint or a passcode.

How to Customize Your Control Center

One of iOS 10 problems is the fixed Control Center, no significant improvement compared with iOS 9. Things are different in iOS 11. Now, you can customize your control center at your willing. And you might need this iPhone 8 upgrade tip to do so on iPhone X, iPhone 8/Plus, for you don't have this experience before.

Access to Settings > click "Control Center" > tap "Customize Controls".

Add or delete items (Plane Mode, AirDrop, AirPlay, Brightness, Bluetooth, etc.) or rearrange the order where they show up.

Get 3D Touch on Control Center

It's not so much a helpful iPhone 8 guide as an iOS 11 tip for iPhone 6/Plus/5s, which don't support 3D Touch. If you upgrade to iPhone X or iPhone 8 from old iPhone 6/Plus/5s and give your old iPhone 6/6+/5s to your family or friend to use, then you can share this useful iOS 11 trick for them. Of course, you iPhone X/8 users can also enjoy this feature: activate 3D Touch on Control Center.

Long-press the app icon on Control Center and 3D Touch is alive on your iOS 11 iPhone, e.g, long-press Camera to come "Take Photo", "Take Selfie" features.

iPhone X Tips for Safety: Do Not Disturb While Driving

Since the self-driving car hasn't enter our ordinary people's life, so we still need more safety driving protections. Fortunately, Apple makes this to iOS 11 iPhone 8/Plus & iPhone X with "Do Not Disturb While Driving" feature. Follow the below iPhone 8/iPhone X tips and tricks to activate it:

Add "Do Not Disturb while Driving" on your Control Center.

Enable auto-reply message. Or change the message text if you want.

Go to "Settings" to select "Manually" activate DND While Driving.

Send Android Friends Your Live Photo

Things are getting better. Your Android friends failed to view Live Photos you send from iPhone before, now they can enjoy them. How? Calm down to read the below iOS 11 iPhone 8 hidden tips:

Launch your iPhone 8 camera to shoot a live photo.

Add some cool effects like Loop or Bounce to your live photo (new features).

Send Live photos to Android friends via MMS as MP4 file.

Note: It's not a free service to send MMS messages. So hold on your wallet.

Type on iPhone X Keyboard One-handed

Before reading the iPhone X secret tricks Apple doesn't tell you, congrats yourself first for your wise decision on 5.8-inch iPhone X. With a bigger OLED screen, you can easily type on iPhone X keyboard, only one hand.

When you press and hold globe or emoji icon on iPhone X, there are three new icons on iPhone X keyboard: Left, normal and Right. Normal one is no difference. But the other two have only 3/4 of its normal size and are placed on the left or right of the screen. Your thumb can reach to the letters much much easier.

Use iOS 11's New Files App on iPhone 8/X

No one would give this iPhone 8/X iOS 11 new feature a negative comment. Cuz it's just brilliant and thoughtful. With this new iOS 11 app, you can access to all your documents, Word, text, files, PDFs, etc. from your local iPhone 8, iPhone X, iCloud Drive, Dropbox and any other third party file storage services.

Besides, you can also manage, edit and share files to others on your iPhone 8.

1. Use Browse to easily navigate between files stored on iCloud and iPhone 8.

2. Click Delete to delete unwanted files; Favorites & tags are available, too.

Peer-to-peer Payments via Apple Pay

Do you still use Venmo or Square Cash to pay online? Now Apple Pay, with hundreds of banks supported, is peeking over the horizon. And you can directly make peer-to-peer payments via Apple Pay on your iOS 11 based iPhone 8/Plus or iPhone X without any third party apps download.

What's better, Apple Pay is now also supported by iMessage on iOS 11 iPhone 8/Plus and iPhone X, which means you can directly send cash or hand out lucky electronic red packet via iMessage on iPhone X & iPhone 8/Plus.

Use iOS 11 New Features to Free Up iPhone 8 Space

The below iPhone tips & tricks mainly benefit from the iOS 11 new features, which will give you more personal recommendations to easier free up space on iPhone X/8. Update to iOS 11 to free up space if you own an iPhone 7/6s.

1. Enable "iCloud Photo Library" on iPhone Storage from "Settings".

2. Empty "Recently Deleted" album under Recommendations.

3. Enable "Offload Unused Apps" under "iTunes & App Store".

4. Turn on "Auto Delete Old Conversions" to delete old content after a year.

How to Hide Sensitive Messages on Lock Screen

When you're surrounded with a group of colleagues or strangers in the elevator, you're unwilling to let your messages be seen by them. To protect your privacy, here comes the simple hidden tips & tricks for iPhone X owners to fix this issue.

Open Settings > Click Notifications.

Scroll down to find Messages and tap it.

Turn off Show Previews.

Back to your iPhone X, the message content won't be displayed on the lock screen next time.

How to Turn off Replay with Message

The default settings of iPhone 8 include Replay with Message on lock screen feature, which enables you to fast & straight replay others. Yet, if you worry that pranksters and miscreants access to it, you can disable this feature via the below steps.

Launch Settings on your iPhone 8/iPhone X home screen.

Scroll down to choose "Touch ID & Passcode" > Enter your passcode.

Switch off Reply with Message under Allow Access When Locked.

Teach and Correct Siri's Pronunciation

Have you ever been amused by Siri's funny pronunciation when she pronounces tricky name Anandaswarup, Luh-Fay? If so, you need this iPhone 8 tip for Siri:

Actually, don't blame Siri. She is just like we human being. We can't actually pronounce the tricky name or words well. Of course, if you can, please just correct Siri pronunciation by simply saying "That's not how you pronounce XXX". It'll ask you to pronounce it correctly and register it.

Create Shortcuts for Cute iPhone 8 Emojis

A study from match site shows men and women that use Emojis have more sex than those who don't. Believe it or not, people do love emojis. Or why Apple constantly adds so many cute yet funny emojis each iOS update? If you wanna create shortcuts for iPhone 8 Emojis, here are some iPhone 8 tips for you:

Go to Settings > General > Keyboard > Add New Keyboard > Emoji.

Followed by a visit to General > Keyboard > Add New Shortcut; select an Emoji in "Phrase" and type "XXX" (like OLO) in Shortcut.

Useful iPhone X Tricks to Create Amazing Panorama

Wanna take amazing iPhone X panorama photos to share on Snapchat, Pinterest or Facebook? Here are some useful iPhone X tips and tricks for panorama taking:

Activate the panorama mode in the Camera app on your iPhone X.

Follow the arrow in the camera app to ensure your photo is line up right.

Let a friend to shoot panorama from where you stand and you move faster than iPhone X in the opposite direction if you wanna duble yourself in the image.

Take iPhone X panorama when driving (you take picture and a friend drives).

Amusing & Useful Apps for iPhone X/8

To make better use of iPhone 8/X, you need some iPhone 8 apps to help you view the news, watch movies, play games, share photos to social platform, etc. Here are some enjoyable useful apps you can consider to download on iPhone 8.

Tiny Planet Photos - Make your iPhone 8 panorama images into a tiny planet.

Netflix - must-have apps to watch Game of Thrones HBO series, movies, etc.

Facebook - keep up with friends, share updates and stay connected .

LinkedIn - app to find job, people, companies, etc. Good for your career.

Use "High Efficiency" HEIF/HEVC on iPhone X/8/Plus

If you shoot a picture or video using iOS 11 new formats HEIF and HEVC, your iPhone X/8 storage will be saved at least 50%. How to set up iPhone 8/X to use them? First, update to iOS 11 on iPhone. Then do as follows:

1. Head to Settings on iPhone 8/Plus or iPhone X.

2. Click "Camera" and access to "Formats".

3. Choose "High Efficiency" under Camera Capture.

4. Shoot a picture to check the file format and file size.

Repair iPhone X/8 Screen, Battery on Your Own

If you need to do some fixes to your iPhone 8/X, like repair cracked screen, battery swaps, fix your front camera, etc., here the iPhone Fix Kits is aimed to help you fix issues by yourself, saving a large amount of money, including:

1. Replacements: iPhone 8 battery, display assembly, power/volume button, speaker, Lightning Connector assembly, etc.

2. Up to 18 user guides to walk you through; or go to Q&A section.

3. iPhone 8 tips: you'd better go to Apple Support if the problem is tough.

Turn Off Backup Encryption in iTunes without Password

Can't remember iTunes encrypted backup password? iPhone X tricks are here:

1. Delete any Mail Exchange accounts on your iPhone X/iPhone 8.

2. Clear up all the old encrypted backups from iTunes.

3. Use iPhone manager to delete the file /private/var/Keychains/Keychain-2.db.

4. Restart iPhone 8 and connect it to your PC, then open iTunes.

5. Uncheck the box next to Encrypt iPhone backup.

6. If password asked, enter the passcode currently set on your iPhone X/8.

This is also one of iPhone 8 tips and tricks some iPhone owners may not know.

Force a Restart on Non-home Button iPhone X

Unlike iPhone 8/Plus, Apple iPhone X lacks physical home button. Consequently, the way to force a restart or a hard reset is unlike the previous. To force a restart on new iPhone X, the below hidden iPhone X tricks and shortcuts can help you:

Simultaneously press on the power button on the right side of iPhone X and the volume down button on the left side.

Don't loosen up until iPhone X restarts and the Apple logo appears.

It's a pretty simple iPhone X tip to master once you know where to press.

FaceTime Audio as Default Calling on iPhone X/8

This is a rather interesting iPhone 8 tip trick. The latest iOS 11 makes FaceTime audio the default calling method for iPhone 8/Plus/X users. For most iPhone X/8 users, they will feel happy about this change, for the FaceTime Audio is whopping crisp and produces even better audio than your standard cell connection. Of course, it also has a downside. It takes up your data, though just insignificant. Another option you can also choose: turn off the FaceTime Audio default setting if your iPhone 8/Plus/X is tight on space.

Solve iPhone 8 No Service Problem

The common iPhone 8 problem of no service does bother a large number of users. After you enable and disable Airplane mode on iPhone 8, the case is peeking over the horizon. To fix this, try the below iPhone 8 tips and tricks:

1. Shut down your iOS 11 iPhone 8/Plus or iPhone X.

2. Pull out your SIM card and then insert SIM to iPhone 8.

3. Restart your iPhone 8 or iPhone X to have a test.

4. If you are in hard luck, resort to Apple support or local Apple store for help.

iPhone 8 Shortcuts to Speed Up iOS 11 iPhone 8

The 6-core A11's speed in iPhone 8/Plus already dwarves the rest of rivals. But it's not always the case. Your iPhone 8 will slow down after a few months or years. To speed up iPhone 8 again, our top iPhone 8 tips and tricks will show you how to get the most from iPhone 8 and make it faster even before.

Close all apps running on background;

Delete unwanted photos, videos, music, etc. from iPhone 8/iPhone X;

Update iOS to latest version and restart iPhone occasionally.

Turn on Your Desired Dark Mode

Another iPhone trick is mainly about you much-desired new feature in iOS 11 - Dark Mode. Follow iPhone X tips and tricks on how to activate dark mode in Safari on iPhone X, as well as iPhone 8 Plus/8.

Go to Settings, find Display and Brightness and turn on Dark Mode.

That's done and then you can use Dark Mode on night to lower brightness.

Of course, this Dark Mode is not exclusive for iPhone X/8, but also available for iPhone 7/Plus/6s/SE, etc. as long as you update to iOS 10 or iOS 11.

How to Save Storage on iPhone 8/Plus

Another essential tip iPhone 8 users shall know is about how to free up space on iPhone 8 quickly. This is a hidden tip Apple never tells you:

Go to Settings to check how much space storage left.

Access to iTunes Store to rent a HD movie (remember the HD movie size should be larger than your left space capacity).

Click Rent, then you'll be told the storage is insufficient "Cannot Download".

Press OK. Later go back to Settings and you will find the space memory is released. iPhone 8 has the ability to auto clean up cookies, caches, etc.

iPhone X Tricks to Clean iPhone 8 Camera Dust

Our top tricks for iPhone X/iPhone 8 also includes the camera. Bear in mind that you are not alone if you happen to find your iPhone X/8/8+ camera being filled with dust or dirt. To make dust out of iPhone X/8 camera, try these:

Use a microfiber cloth to clean camera lens if it's not very serious.

Clean camera dust by yourself, please learn some experience from videos on cnet or cultofmac first and do it carefully.

The best solution is to take your iPhone 8/Plus/X to an Apple Retail Store or Authorized Service Provider for professional help.

Most Common iPhone 8 Tips and Tricks: Raise to Wake

Not merely you, but almost any iPhone user encounters this case. You press iPhone 8 Touch ID just to check the time, but the result is that you unlock your iPhone 8 (iPhone X). How to solve this iPhone 8 update problem?

Raise to Wake is the solution you need. Head to Settings > click Display and Brightness > scroll down to Raise to Wake and turn on Raise to Wake. Next time, you can check the time the moment you hold up iPhone 8/Plus, needless to press Touch ID.

How to Lock Camera Lens for Dual-lens Camera

iPhone X Dual-lens camera has both pros and cons. It delivers a 60% faster performance, wide color capture and 50% more light when you shoot a photo and record a video. Yet, it might switch from one lens to another now and then.

To address this issue, go to Settings > Photos & Camera > Record Video and turn on the Lock Camera Lens option. This iPhone X leaked tip will help you get to grips with your 10th anniversary iPhone X camera. It will shrink the likelihood of two lenses switching from 100% to 0% when recording on iPhone X/8.

Use Volume Button to Take a Photo on iPhone 8

Sometimes, it's inconvenient for you to press the shutter button when you're posing and has no selfie stick to render help. In such case, use volume button:

1. Open your camera app on iPhone 8 or iPhone X.

2. Adjust the pointing and focus on the scene you wanna take as usual.

3. Press the volume up button on the left side of your iPhone 8 to activate the camera shutter and take a picture.

Take Burst Mode Photos on iPhone 8 Easy Peasy

Apple doesn't tell you how to use Burst Mode on iPhone 8. Follow below iPhone X tricks and hacks to take and select burst mode photos if you have no idea:

1. Run camera app > Aim at the scene > Hold down shutter or volume button.

2. Click the burst mode stack > Tap "Select" > Click the blue checkmark.

3. Tap "Done"; Choose "Keep Everything&" or "Keep Only [Number] Favorites". Now your selected photos are saved on your iPhone 8.

Zoomed to Fill iPhone X Screen on YouTube App

Your OLED Multi-Touch display of iPhone X can't be wasted. You can actually make the most of your 5.8-inch 2436 x 1125-pixel resolution at 458ppi display to have a better video viewing experience on YouTube App.

Under full-screen landscape mode, juse use pinch-to-zoom gesture to zoom in with "Zoomed to fill" flag at the top and zoom out to "Original" mode. Flexibly take advantage of your 5.8-inch big screen on iPhone X.

Have Trouble in Certain Colors Recognition?

You need this iPhone 8 trick: enable "Color Filters". Below comes the tutorial:

Head to "Settings" on your iPhone X or 8/Plus.

Choose "General" and then tap "Accessibility".

Display Accomodations is your next target.

Switch the button Color Filters to On.

Choose from various options, e.g, Grayscale, a Red/Green filter, Blue, etc.

Upgrade to iPhone X/8/Plus? Backup Old iPhone Files First

After reading the aforementioned iPhone 8 tips and tricks, iPhone 8 new features and iPhone X pros, you may develop a strong desire to upgrade to iPhone X or iPhone 8 Plus/8? If so, you need to prepare cashes for iPhone X or iPhone 8, as well as old iPhone files backup. Honestly, we can't render you help in iPhone 8/X payment. Yet, we can save your money in old iPhone file backup. Here the high-end iPhone file backup tool can help you backup iPhone file data to computer without any cost and space limitations. And after you get iPhone 8/Plus or iPhone X in hand, you can even apply this iPhone transfer software to transfer files from PC to iPhone 8/Plus or iPhone X at No.1 fast speed.

√ 1 Step to backup iPhone (6/5s/SE/6s) files before upgrading to iPhone 8/Plus.

√ Transfer videos, music, photos, ringtones, eBooks to iPhone X/8/Plus, and vice versa.

√  Manage/add/delete iPhone files. Sync iTunes purchases between PC and iPhone 8.

√ Unlock protection from iTunes purchases; convert M4V to MP4, M4B/M4P to MP3, etc.

Photo Backup

Music Manager

Video Transfer

Flash Drive

Can iPhone 8 Win Hands Down in 2017 Top Smartphone Comparison

2017 marks the 10th anniversary of iPhone. And Apple exerts almost all efforts to perfect iPhone X/iPhone 8 (Plus) to celebrate this meaningful occasion. Coincidently, 2017 is also a crucial year for Samsung since the last year Samsung Galaxy Note 7 explosion scandal almost ruins Samsung smartphone career. This year, Samsung has no choice but to make an impressive showing via Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 to regain its past good corporate image and market. Besides flagship iPhone X vs Samsung Galaxy Note 8, there are also other up-rising stars, like Sony Xperia XZ Premium, Huawei P10, LG G6, etc. In 2017 fierce competition, which smartphone will be the gold winner? Could it be iPhone 8 or Samsung Galaxy S8 ? Check the following 2017 smartphone comparison of iPhone X vs iPhone 8 vs iPhone 7 vs Galaxy S8 vs Galaxy Note 8 to reach your conclusion.

Parameter iPhone X iPhone 8/8 Plus Samsung Galaxy S8 Samsung Galaxy Note 8 iPhone 7

2 colors for 5.8-inch iPhone X: silver and space gray, featured with a Super Retina display and all-glass body. iPhone X supports AR, Face ID recognition, Qi wireless charging, Animoji feature, etc.

3 colors are available for 4.7-inch iPhone 8 and 5.5-inch iPhone 8 Plus: silver, space gray and gold. Highlight features of iPhone 8/Plus include A11 Bionic chip, Qi wireless charging, Augmented Reality, etc.

Available in Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Coral Blue, Arctic Silver and Maple Gold, Galaxy S8 features a Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 processor, a 5.8" Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 3D touch supported, 4 GB RAM and Android 7.0 (Nougat).

Available in Midnight Black, Deepsea Blue, Orchid Gray and Maple Gold, Galaxy Note 8 sports with Octa-core 10nm processor, a 6.3" Quad HD+ Super AMOLED bezel-less touchscreen, 6 GB RAM and Android 7.1.1 (Nougat).

Available in Rose Gold, Gold, Silver, Black, Jet Black, iPhone 7 features a 4.7-inch version and a 5.5-inch version, A10 chip, 3D Touch, water- resistant and no-headphone-jack design and iOS 10.

Launch September 12, 2017 September 12, 2017 April, 2017 Aug. 24th, 2017 September, 2016
Display 5.8-inch OLED Super Retina display
(2436 x 1125 - 458 ppi)
LCD HD Retina display
4.7-inch iPhone 8 (1334 x 750 at 326 ppi)
5.5-inch iPhone 8 Plus (1920 x 1080 at 401 ppi)
5.8-inch touchscreen, 1440 x 2960 pixels (~570 ppi pixel density) 6.3 inches, 2960 x 1440 pixels (~521 ppi ppi pixel density), Quad HD+ Super AMOLED full-frontal glass 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch OLED display, Quad HD/4K resolution
Chip Six-core A11 Bionic chip Six-core A11 Bionic chip Exynos 8895 Octa - EMEA Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 - US model Octa-core (2.3GHz Quad + 1.7GHz Quad), 64-bit, 10nm processor
Octa-core (2.35GHz Quad + 1.9GHz Quad), 64-bit, 10nm processor
64-bit 4-core A10
OS iOS 11 iOS 11 Android 7.0 (Nougat) Android 7.1.1 (Nougat) iOS 10
Assistant Smarter Siri Smarter Siri Bixby Bixby Siri
Memory 64GB, 256 GB 64GB, 256GB 64 GB, 4 GB RAM 64GB, 128GB, 256GB, 6GB RAM 32GB, 128GB, 256 GB, 2GB RAM
Camera Dual-lens camera
Front Camera: 7MP
Rear Camera: 12MP
iPhone 8 Plus Rear Camera: Dual 12 MP.
iPhone 8 Rear Camera: 12 MP
Front Camera: 8MP
Rear Camera: 12MP
Front Camera: 8MP
Rear Dual-Camera: 12MP
Dual-lens camera
Front Camera: 7MP
Rear Camera: 12MP
Battery 2 hours longer than iPhone 7 Last about the same as iPhone 7/7 Plus Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery Non-removable Li-Ion 3300 mAh battery Non-removable Li-Ion 1960 mAh battery (7.45 Wh)

iPhone X/8/Plus Update Tips, Preparation and Installation

From the comparison tablet, we can see clearly iPhone X (iPhone 8/Plus) advantages over iPhone 7, Samsung Galaxy Note 8/S8, and other smartphones, be it the second-to-none remote wireless charging, 5.8-inch OLED Super Retina display, advanced A11 Bionic chip, Face ID recognition tech, or the powerful iOS 11. No wonder scads of users hold off their purchases until the release of iPhone X, iPhone 8/Plus and intend to upgrade to iPhone X or iPhone 8 Plus/8 from old iPhone or Android. Other than simply providing the iPhone 8/Plus & iPhone X release date, price, features, pros and comparison, we share the great iPhone 8 tips and tricks to help you get to grips with iPhone 8/X update, covering the tutorial to backup old iPhone 6, iPhone 6s/SE//5s/5c/5/4s, iPhone 7/Plus files, tips to set up iPhone X/iPhone 8 and tricks to update to iPhone 8 for your reference.

Backup iPhone Music Photos Videos without Space & Quantity Limits

iTunes disallows you to backup iPhone files to computer. And iCloud puts limits on backup space, purely 5GB for free. No matter the iPhone files quantity or backup space, both are strictly limited. How to backup files from old iPhone to iPhone 8 or iPhone X without limits? Here comes the useful tips and tricks for iPhone 8/Plus/X users. We have MacX MediaTrans that enables you to transfer files, manage iPhone data, create/add/delete files on iPhone just a click away.

Activate and Set up iPhone 8/Plus/X

Have your iPhone photos, videos and other date backed up on iTunes or iCloud? Let's move to next step in iPhone 8 review - to set up iPhone 8 or iPhone X, activate it and transfer data to iPhone 8/Plus or iPhone X.

Play Android Videos on iPhone X/8/Plus after Video Transfer

Find videos unplayable after iPhone 8 & iPhone X upgrade especially from android phones? Cannot play AVI, WMV, MKV or MTS on your iPhone X/8/Plus? Wanna upload iPhone 8 videos to YouTube? No worry! We have MacX Video Converter Pro that's ready for iPhone X/iPhone 8 (Plus).

  • Step 1: Turn on iPhone 8 & select language.
  • Step 2: Choose a Wi-Fi network.
  • Step 3: Set up Touch ID.
  • Step 4: Transfer data to iPhone 8 via iTunes/iCloud

Step 1. Plug in your iPhone to connect to this iPhone transfer via USB.

Step 2. Click Phone, Music, etc from main interface as per your needs.

Step 3. Select the files needed to backup to computer.

Step 4. Hit Export to start transferring iPhone data to computer.

Step 5. Sign in with your Apple ID.

Step 6. Set up Hey Siri now or later.

Step 7. Choose how to view your iPhone 8: Standard or Zoomed.

Step 8. Tap Get Started to begin using iPhone 8/Plus.

Step 1. Click Add Files to load the video.

Step 2. Go to Apple Device -> iPhone 8/Plus.

Step 3. Click Browse to save the video.

Step 4. Hit RUN button to start converting video to iPhone 8/Plus.

Introduce iPhone X from YouTube Video

Apple takes the covers off iPhone 10th Anniversary iPhone X - revealing a 5.8-inch OLED Super Retina display with all-glass body. That's just the tip of the iceberg. There are even more amazing features and surprises for you to dig out like Face ID, Qi wireless charging, 3D animated Animoji, A11 bionic chip, augmented reality, etc. Just watch this iPhone X YouTube video released by Apple to see how would iPhone X bring you to the future imaginative life!

Frequently Asked Questions about iPhone 8

I need to backup my iPhone 6 files to iTunes before updating to iPhone X, but iTunes doesn't recognize my iPhone?

The odds of encountering iTunes not recognizing iPhone issue is very high, for iTunes is vulnerable to crash even for a minor error during procedure. To solve this trouble, you can update iTunes or iOS to the latest version or restart your iPhone or computer, or follow the iTunes tips to get started.

Help! I wanna transfer my itunes purchased movies to my Android tablet for watching. Anyone would tell me how to do this?

Irrespective of iTunes M3P audio file or M4V movie, both of them are copyright protected by iTunes FairPlay DRM. If you need to play iTunes purchases on Android, you need an iTunes DVD ripping software to help you. Besides, you're able to transfer iTunes files to Android only if it converts iTunes files formats.

What are the recommended free movie apps for my new iPhone 8 to watch HD movies thereon?

We don't mention free movie apps for iPhone 8. Since you have this demand, we'd be glad to render our help to you. Popcorntime and Moviebox are the primary options for you, free for you to stream movie on iPhone 8. Besides, Crackle, Popcornflix and Yidio also have a great run.


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