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My device: does it matter which iPhone I have?

Since the launch of the iPhone X in 2017, Apple has stuck to a new design language: every iPhone since then features a rounded full-screen display, no Home button, and the “notch” cut-out at the top of the display.

These devices have some clever new gestures to replace the old navigation methods, and these quickly became the norm. However, there are still millions of users with devices that still have a Home button and mostly do things the old way.

Tasks as simple as returning to the Home Screen or opening Control Center differ between the two iPhone designs, but we’ve done our best to ensure the tips in this app are relevant no matter which specific device you have.

To make things even easier we’ve included a Reference chapter at the end of this guide which you can use to check the key differences between the devices, and where relevant you can click the red links within tips for a quick reminder of how things work on your device. Try it now with the links on this page!

If you’ve recently switched to one of the new devices there are a few essential gestures you should learn; tap here for a quick guide to life without the Home button. We’d also recommend checking out some device-exclusive features like Face ID, Animoji, and Memoji, all of which are powered by the TrueDepth camera system in the notch on the front of the iPhone.

Beyond that, it doesn’t really matter which exact model you have! Everything from 2015’s iPhone 6S onwards can run the latest software (iOS 14) so there’s no excuse not to dive on into this guide and start making the most of your device!