Asking Siri questions verbally can be convenient, and Apple has designed its personal assistant to operate completely hands free with Hey Siri. This voice functionality takes on new importance with products such as the HomePod. There are situations, however where iPhone and iPad owners may want to access Siri without making any noise. In quiet areas where speaking out loud would be disruptive, Siri can be used silently with Type to Siri.
The iPhone X is longer than other non Plus-size iPhones by about .2 inches. On top of that, the Control and Notification centers are opened by dragging down from the top corners, which can make the task quite awkward, especially for those with smaller hands.
The first major difference every new iPhone X owner will notice is the lack of a physical Home button. Muscle memory will keep many people tapping a non-existent button, at least for a few days before they get used to swiping up. For those who prefer tapping a button, there is a work around - you can create a virtual Home button using iOS's Assistive Touch feature found in the Accessibility settings. Here's how to do it on iPhone or iPad:
iOS fans have been clamoring for a "dark mode" feature for a long time now. A true dark mode feature would change the colors and brightness of certain areas of the screen, making it more suitable for dark environments like movie theaters, where a bright screen is liable to annoy fellow movie goers. This is different than Night Shift, which reduces eye stress caused by blue light by shifting the display to the red end of the spectrum.
iOS 11 has finally added a way of shutting down and rebooting your iPhone or iPad without having to press the Home or Sleep/Wake buttons, which should be a welcome feature for those with malfunctioning buttons. The reboot button is buried annoyingly deep in the Accessibility features while the new Shut Down button is easily found in Settings. Here's how to do both: