Quickly enabling Do Not Disturb is a key feature of the iOS Control Center. Apple has added more flexibility over the years, with options to temporarily switch on Do Not Disturb and deactivate it automatically. Do Not Disturb can be set to disable itself after an ongoing Calendar event, when the user leaves a specific location, and more.
While the iPhone camera will automatically pick up QR codes, iOS 12 adds a Control Center icon for a QR scanner that essentially just opens up the camera, so it is another shortcut that is seemingly unnecessary. Though the new shortcut is not needed, the scanner has also been updated to highlight any QR codes in view, letting you tap on the one you want to open. Add it to your Control Center like anything else - open Settings -> Control Center -> Customize Controls and tap the green "+" button next to Scan QR Code.
There are many ways to quickly access the Notes app. iPad owners with an Apple Pencil can simply touch the pencil to their screen to create a new note. While iPhone and iPod touch users don't have access to this trick, other options make it easy to write notes. iOS can even be configured to allow Notes access from the lock screen.
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.
Control Center is the main hub that controls the most useful features on your iOS device. You can use it to access important settings directly from your Home screen. It is a lot quicker than searching for features in the Settings app by allowing you to swipe up from the bottom of your display anywhere on your device to access a variety of easy to use controls. From Control Center you can toggle different features on and off, adjust controls, or even activate your screen recording feature.