Learn the basics
The Side button is located on opposite side of the volume buttons. Use the Side button to turn on your iPhone, put it to sleep, use Siri, Apple Pay, and more.
Power on or off
To turn on, press and hold the Side button until the Apple logo appears.
To turn off, simultaneously press and hold the Side button and either volume button until the slider appears, then slide to power off.
Wake and sleep
Raise to wake or tap to wake your iPhone.
To put your iPhone to sleep, press the Side button.
Say "Hey Siri." Or press and hold the Side button.
After tapping to download an app in the App Store, quickly double-click the Side button to install it.
Use Apple Pay
To authenticate purchases with Apple Pay using Face ID, double-click the Side button, then glance at your iPhone.
Use gestures to get around
To create a continuous surface, the Home button has been replaced with new ways to navigate.
Unlock and get to the Home Screen
To unlock your iPhone with Face ID, glance at your iPhone, then swipe up from the bottom of the Lock Screen. Or if your iPhone is on a table or other flat surface, you can raise it or tap it to wake it.
To go to the Home Screen at any time, swipe up from the bottom edge of the screen.
Swipe up from the bottom of the screen and pause. If you're in an app, swipe right along the bottom edge of the screen to switch to another app.
To see information from apps you've added to widgets, swipe right from the Home or Lock Screen to go to Today View. You can also find widgets on your Home Screen if you added them there.
To quickly find anything on your device and on the web, swipe down from the middle of the screen.
Open Control Center
To quickly adjust settings and apps in Control Center, swipe down from the upper-right corner of the screen.
To see your notifications, like phone calls, reminders, and messages, swipe down from the top of your screen.
Reach the top
To reach items at the top, swipe down on the bottom edge of the screen. Or swipe up and down quickly from the bottom edge of the screen.*
* This feature is turned off by default. To turn it on, go to Settings > Accessibility > Touch, then turn on Reachability.