Table of Contents
- 1 Get to know iPhone XS Say hello to the future
- 2 Shoot like a pro Learn how to take your best shot
- 3 Set up Screen Time Manage how you spend time on iPhone
- 4 Start healthy habits Reach your health and wellness goals with iPhone
iPhone User Guide
Get to know iPhone XS Say hello to the future
Learn intuitive gestures, use your face as your password, and see what’s possible with the amazing TrueDepth camera.
It’s all screen
The device is the display—an edge-to-edge screen you can quickly navigate with familiar gestures. Swipe up from the bottom edge to return to the Home screen, swipe up and pause to see your open apps, or swipe down from the top right to reveal Control Center.
Unlock with a glance
Use Face ID to unlock your iPhone, authenticate purchases, and use Apple Pay. Face ID is a powerful and secure authentication system that’s even more convenient than Touch ID.
To set up Face ID, go to Settings > Face ID & Passcode.
Fun with the front-facing camera
With the TrueDepth camera, you can create your own Memoji in Messages to match your personality and mood, and take photos with striking studio‑quality lighting effects.
To take a selfie where the background blurs and the subject stays sharp, open Camera, tap , tap Portrait, then drag for Portrait Lighting options like Contour Light or Studio Light.
Want to learn more about what you can do with your new iPhone? Check out Learn gestures to interact with iPhone X and later, Take a photo in Portrait mode, and Express yourself with Animoji or Memoji.
Shoot like a pro Learn how to take your best shot
Use your iPhone camera to create stunning, professional-looking photos and easily edit and share them with your friends and family.
Don’t miss it!
To quickly open Camera, swipe left from the Lock screen. To capture an action shot, use Burst to take multiple photos in rapid succession. Touch and hold the Shutter button to activate Burst, and release it to stop.
To view all of the shots, tap the photo thumbnail in the lower-left corner, then choose your favorites to save as individual photos.
Adjust for the perfect shot
You can fine-tune your shot by manually adjusting the focus and exposure. Tap where you want to set the focus, then slide your finger up or down to change the exposure.
On supported models, tap to use optical zoom to make a subject that’s far away appear close by. Or, touch and hold and move the slider to zoom in even further.
Take amazing portraits
Use Portrait mode to take studio-quality portraits where the background blurs and your subject stays sharp. On supported models, switch to Portrait mode, frame your subject, then tap the Shutter button.
On supported models, you can also add studio-style lighting effects. Drag , then choose an option. Use Studio Light to brighten facial features or Contour Light for dramatic shadows.
Add the final touches
Use the editing tools to make every photo great. Select a photo, then tap Edit. Tap to straighten and crop, tap to adjust color and lighting, and tap to apply a filter.
Can’t decide whether to keep your changes? Touch and hold the photo to get a peek at the original and see how it compares to your edited version.
Explore the For You section of the Photos app to see your Memories, Featured Photos, Effect Suggestions, and more.
With Sharing Suggestions, Photos even selects your best shots from an event and recommends people you might want to share them with. After you’ve shared, the recipients are prompted to share their photos from the event with you, too.
Set up Screen Time Manage how you spend time on iPhone
Use Screen Time to get a better understanding of how you use your iPhone and other iOS devices. You can then set app limits, schedule device-free time, and more.
See what you’re doing
With Screen Time, you can view daily and weekly activity reports that detail how you use your iPhone. See how much time you spend in certain apps, which apps you use the most, and how often you pick up your iPhone during the day.
Set app limits
Based on your activity report, you can set daily limits for specific apps, or for an app category like games or social media.
When you set an app limit, you receive a notification when your time is almost up, then you can choose to ignore the limit or extend it for the day.
Make time to unplug
You may want to take a break from your screen at the same time every day—like during dinner or to ease into bedtime. When you schedule Downtime, only phone calls and the apps you allow are available.
Ready to set up Screen Time? Go to Settings > Screen Time to get started.
See Set screen time, allowances, and limits to learn more about Screen Time.
Start healthy habits Reach your health and wellness goals with iPhone
Use iPhone to stay active during the day and get better sleep at night.
Carry iPhone with you to count your steps and see how far you walk or run each day. To check your progress, open Health, then tap Today. To see how many steps you’ve traveled over time, tap Steps, then tap Week, Month, or Year.
Move to the beat
Need some inspiration to push through a workout? Find the perfect playlist in Apple Music to keep moving. Open Music, tap Browse, then tap Playlists. Scroll to Activities and Moods, then choose a playlist in the Workout or Motivation section.
Start a bedtime routine
Use Bedtime in the Clock app to help you build healthy sleep habits by consistently going to bed and waking up at the same time.
When Bedtime is turned on, your display dims and notifications are hidden until you unlock your iPhone in the morning. Open Clock, tap Bedtime, then follow the onscreen instructions.