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People are so curious to know how the iPhone XR stacks up against other generations. It's a great iPhone and we know you've got questions. The new XR has tons of features, and not all of them are easy to find! Here is everything you need to know about the iPhone XR.

Does iPhone XR have wireless charging?

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It does! The iPhone XR works wonderfully with Wireless Charging and has great battery life.

Can the iPhone XR show battery percentage? How to show battery percentage on iPhone XR?

Absolutely! You can do a quick check by swiping down from the top-right corner of the Liquid Retina display. If you want it to display all the time, head into Settings > Battery > and toggle "Battery Percentage" to green. In "Low Power Mode" your battery percentage will automatically display, as well as change the battery image to yellow.

Does iPhone XR have 3D touch?

It does not. However, you can still get the same effect as 3D by tapping and holding on the screen. Apple has dubbed this as "Haptic Touch" and serves the same function. Ever used a MacBook Pro TrackPad? It's along those lines. A long press on the display is an easy replacement for 3D touch and is a hardly noticeable transition.

How do I screenshot on iPhone XR?

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Press the Volume Up button and the Sleep/Wake button at the same time. Simple as that! Alternatively, you can use your Accessibility settings. Head into Settings > Assistive Touch > toggle that to "on" > Customize Top Level Menu > Screenshot. From then on, you'll have a floating white button on your screen that, when tapped, you can easily take a screenshot.

Can you screen-record on iPhone XR?

Absolutely. Head into your Settings > Control Center > Customize Controls > then hit the green plus sign next to "Screen Recording". Then, back out of Settings and swipe for the Control Center. You'll see a circle within a circle, hit that button to record. Your screen will have a red drop down to let you know when it is recording. All done? Hit the button again and you're free to scroll away.

Does iPhone XR have a dual sim?

Yes, it does! For such a low price, the full dual-sim capabilities was a lovely surprise from Apple. Two sims allow you to have two data plans. This is especially helpful for international travel, and you don't have to keep track of a tiny SIM card.

Does iPhone XR come with AirPods?

AirPods are fully compatible with the XR but are not included with the iPhone's box. In fact, none of the iPhones come with AirPods in the box. However, the XR does come with wired EarPods that plug directly into the lightning port.

What are the iPhone XR camera specs? Does the iPhone XR have portrait mode?

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There are a lot of rumors and opinions swirling about the XR's camera. The iPhone XR has a single, wide-angle lens. When lined up side by side, the XR, XS, and XS Max have the exact same camera specs, including portrait mode and bokeh. However, it is worth mentioning that the XR simulates these effects. While its seamless and unnoticeable to the eye, true photography fans may want to opt for a dual-lens phone.

Is the iPhone XR waterproof? How waterproof is the iPhone XR?

Yes! Much like it's predecessor and siblings, it is waterproof. The iPhone XR has a rating of iP67, which means it can be fully submerged for 30 mins in depths as much as 3 feet. The XS and XS Max are rated at iP68, which means they can withstand up to 6 feet of water for half an hour.

Should I upgrade to the iPhone XR or iPhone XS?

That's a tough question. The iPhone XR is about 90% of the iPhone XS at 60% of the price. Take a look at the specs of the iPhone XR to see if you can like its pared-down features. Also, the XR has the best battery of iPhones available but has a slightly lower quality screen. It has its perks, but its drawbacks too.

Aesthetics do play a role, especially if you're looking to hang onto this phone. There's edge-to-edge screen display, so you probably won't notice it too much in your daily life. However, if you're considering a clear case or even going caseless, make sure you like the colors of the iPhone XR.

What are the iPhone XR dimensions? Will my case for the iPhone X fit the iPhone XR?

The iPhone XR is slightly larger than the X. The XR comes in at: 5.94 x 2.98 x 0.33 in vs the iPhone X which is: 5.65 in x 2.79 in x .30 in. So your X case will be a bit too shallow and short for the new XR. If you're really attached to your X case, the iPhone XS has the same dimensions.

What are the best cases for iPhone XR?

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You're in the right place! Our artisans work incredibly hard to ensure that we make the best iPhone XR cases around! Handcrafted luxurious leather iPhone XR cases like our Bella Fino iPhone XR Case make for a fantastic case/wallet combo while maintaining a slim profile that is both gorgeous and useful. Slim cases like our Full-Grain Leather Traveler iPhone XR Case that ages like a well-loved baseball glove and FSC Certified Timberline Wood iPhone XR Case are also incredibly popular. They show off the gorgeous silhouette of the iPhone and protect it in style.

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