How to Quickly Return to the Home Screen on an iPhone with no Home Button

Without a Home button on the iPhone X, XR, and XS, how do you return to Home screen? I love the gesture Apple uses on these iPhones to go back to the Home screen, as it feels just as intuitive as clicking the Home button had become for me. Look for the thin long bar, that usually appears white, black, or gray, at the very bottom of your screen. This is a good visual cue. Here’s how to return to Home screen on iPhone X.

Related: How to Add an On-Screen Home Button to Your iPhone X

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How to Return to Home Screen on iPhone X

  • Swipe up from the bar at the bottom of your screen.
  • That’s it! You've returned to Home screen.

As I mentioned above, the bar at the bottom of your screen is a perfect visual cue for where to swipe up from (although you won’t see the bar from Home screen, just within apps or on the Lock screen); but once you get the gesture down, returning to the Home screen by swiping up will feel completely natural.

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Conner Carey is a writer & joyous creator; she works with online businesses to develop their brand and as a creative consultant to help artists of all kinds get unblocked. You can reach her at connercarey.com (coming soon) or @connerleecarey on Instagram. She’s currently garage-selling all of her stuff to hit the road in an RV full-time with her mom, Jan and dog, Jodi. Follow their adventures on instagram @georgiatheRV.