Understanding iPhone buttons and features

Apple iPhone X on iOS 15.4.0

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Explore an interactive view of the front of your device. Learn about various icons, buttons, and features and where they're located.

  • Select a yellow indicator on the image or an item from the list to learn more about that feature.

    Scroll to learn more about each feature.

    The indicator is in the bottom right.
  • Apple Music® icon: Opens the Apple Music app for listening to music.

    The indicator is in the bottom right.
  • Camera: Used for taking pictures.

    The indicator is towards the top.
  • Earpiece speaker: Listen to audio or phone calls from here.

    The indicator is towards the top.
  • Lightning® connector: Used for charging iPhone or connecting iPhone to another device.

    The indicator is towards the bottom.
  • Messages icon: Opens the app for sending and receiving iMessages® and text messages.

    The indicator is towards the bottom.
  • Microphone: Built-in microphone used for phone calls and voice commands.

    The indicator is in the bottom left.
  • Nano SIM card slot: Insert or remove your nano SIM card here.

    The indicator is towards the left.
  • Phone icon: Opens the keypad and phone functions.

    The indicator is in the bottom left.
  • Ring/Silent switch: Used to switch silent mode on and off.

    The indicator is in the top left.
  • Safari® icon: Opens the browser for exploring the internet.

    The indicator is towards the bottom.
  • Side button: Press to lock or unlock the touchscreen. Hold down to turn iPhone on or activate Siri. Hold down in combination with either Volume button to access emergency and power options.

    The indicator is towards the right.
  • Speakers: Used to play sounds on iPhone.

    The indicator is in the bottom right.
  • Touchscreen: Used to navigate iPhone.

    The indicator is in the center.
  • Volume buttons: Adjusts the volume on iPhone.

    The indicator is towards the left.

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