The lack of a home button should be the first clue that the new phones – beginning with X, are different. Needless to say, there are shortcuts and tips to help you master this new technology if you are replacing an older iPhone.
Go home – start at the bottom of the display and swipe up to close an app.
To get back to the top of a webpage, app or text document, tap the notch at the top.
To get to the control center, swipe at the far right corner.
To get to the notification center, swipe down from the top of the screen.
The Flashlight and Camera icons on the lock screen are 3D Touch (iPhone XS) or Haptic Touch (iPhone XR) buttons. To start the flashlight or open the Camera, press hard on its icon if you’re using an iPhone XS.
Force close an app in multitasking view by swiping up on any of the app cards — or multiple cards if you’re in a hurry — to close apps.
Tip of the month
Windows 7 – End of Support
Support for Windows 7 is finally coming to an end after 10 years. Many continue to use an operating system long after Microsoft discontinues support. The main reason to update is for the security updates that will no long be distributed for Windows 7. The end date is January 14, 2020, which sounds like a long way off, but it’s just a year.
If you decide to upgrade your Windows 7 to Windows 10, here are the basic requirements: