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(Pocket-lint) - Struggling to understand your Apple iPhone XR, got a question that you don't know the answer to? We've compiled a list of the most common questions about the Apple iPhone XR to give you a quick straight answer with minimum waffle whether you’re about to buy one or have one and are confused by it.  

Want to know how to power off your iPhone XR? Covered. What about how to take a screenshot? That's answered too, and if you've got a question we've not answered be sure to put it in the comments and we'll do our best to get you an answer as soon as we can.

How to turn off the iPhone XR

To turn off the iPhone XR, simply press and hold both the volume up and the Side button until the screen changes to reveal a "slide to power off" button. It's also the quickest way to access your Medical ID info and call emergency services.

How to take a screenshot on iPhone XR

To take a screenshot on the iPhone XR press both the volume up or down button and the side button together at the same, but don’t hold them down for long. The screen will flash and your screenshot will appear in the bottom left hand corner. If you want to edit the screenshot with Markup, tap on the image that has appeared. If you want to save the screenshot for later, either leave it to disappear on its own accord, or swipe from right to left off the screen.  

How to restart the iPhone XR

To restart your iPhone XR quickly press the volume up button, then quickly press the volume down button, then press and hold the side button until the screen goes black and the Apple logo appears.

How to show the battery percentage on the iPhone XR

To show the battery percentage on the iPhone XR simply swipe down from the battery icon in the top right hand corner of the screen. How much battery percentage will be shown regardless of what app or menu system you are in.

How to close apps on the iPhone XR

To close apps on the iPhone XR slowly swipe up from the bottom of the screen and then hold your finger about half way up the screen. This reveals the "app tray" of open apps. Find the app card you want to close and then swipe up again to slide the app off the top of the screen. Your app is now closed.

How big is the iPhone XR?

The iPhone XR measures 150.9mm (height) x 75.7mm (width) x 8.3mm (depth). It weights 194 grams and comes with a 6.1-inch screen. That makes it bigger than the iPhone X and XS (5.8-inch screen), but smaller than the iPhone XS Max (6.5-inch screen).

How much is the iPhone XR?

In the UK the iPhone XR prices start at £749 and the US prices start at $749. Apple is offering it as low as £499/$499 if you trade in your current iPhone. Alternatively there are a number of deals available from all major carriers in the UK and the US.


What does the R stand for in iPhone XR

Officially the R in iPhone XR doesn't stand for anything, but in an interview with Engadget, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing suggested that "R and S are both letters used to denote sports cars that are really extra special." Others believe the "R" stands for "regular".

What's the best case for the iPhone XR

There are lots of iPhone XR cases including an official iPhone XR Clear Case sold by Apple, and the Apple iPhone XR Smart Battery Case available in black and white. You can check out our best iPhone XR cases article to get more ideas.

Is the iPhone XR waterproof?

The iPhone XR isn’t waterproof but it is water resistant allowing you to take them for a swim without worrying that you’ll damage it. The iPhone XR has a rating of IP67 which means it can be submerged under a maximum depth of 1m for up to 30 minutes.

How big is the iPhone XR screen?

The iPhone XR features a 6.1-inch Liquid Retina HD (LCD) display with a 1792-by-828 pixel resolution at 326ppi and 1400:1 contrast ratio. It also features Apple’s True Tone and Wide Color Display (P3) technology. It doesn’t use the same AMOLED technology found on the iPhone X, XS, and XS Max.

Is the iPhone XR worth it?

Is the iPhone XR worth buying? If you are upgrading from an iPhone that features a  "button" then definitely. You get all the benefits of the buttonless form factor, but at a fraction of the cost of the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. Check out our full versus on how the latest Apple iPhone devices compare.

Can the iPhone XR wireless charge?

Yes. The iPhone XR supports wireless charging.

Is the iPhone XR dual SIM?

Yes. The iPhone XR supports dual SIM by allowing you to use one physical nano-SIM in their phone as usual and one electronic SIM called eSIM. In the UK EE supports eSIM. Learn about eSIM with our in-depth eSIM article.

Which colour iPhone XR should I get?

The iPhone XR comes in six colours. Yellow, White, Coral, Black, Blue and Red as part of Product Red. Pantone’s colour of the year 2019 is Coral. Those looking for something sensible will opt for white or black, but the blue and yellow are really bright and will certainly stand out.

Can iPhone XR do Animoji?

The iPhone XR can do Animoji. The front facing TrueDepth camera allows you to Animoji and Memoji with your friends and family.

Can the iPhone XR support 5G?

No, the iPhone XR isn’t 5G compatible and won’t be via a software update. You will have to buy a new phone when Apple offers one that’s capable of 5G connectivity.

Does iPhone XR have a glass back?

Yes. The iPhone XR has a glass back and is made in the same way as the iPhone X, XS, and XS Max. It has to have the glass back to allow wireless charging to work. Apple states that it’s the company’s toughest glass on an iPhone yet.

Does the iPhone XR have Portrait Mode?

Yes. The iPhone XR does offer Portrait mode even though it only has one camera. The difference between the iPhone XR and the iPhone X, XS, and XS Max is that Portrait Mode only works on people and rather than 5 Portrait mode effects you’ll only get 3. You do get Apple’s new Depth of Field effect.

Check out our full iPhone XR tips and tricks article for more tips on how to get the most of your iPhone XR. 
Writing by Stuart Miles. Editing by Britta O'Boyle. Originally published on 29 January 2019.