We’re hours away from the big iPhone X pre-order kickoff, and if you want to make sure you get one before it sells out, we’ll give you a few tips to make sure you have one of Apple’s most special iPhones ever made.
Pre-orders go live today at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time/ 3:01 a.m. Eastern Time so it’s best to set an alarm 20-35 minutes before the device goes live in order to snag one.
It’s also best to know if you’re going to use a website or app to pre-order the device. Of course, Apple’s official website will offer the iPhone X as well as other retailers such as AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile so you should decide which retailer you will pre-order the device from before the big moment arrives. Another good thing to know is the color and storage capacity you are going to buy, Apple offers the iPhone X in the colors Space Gray and Silver, and the device comes with 64GB and 256GB storage options. Since the sites will probably be overloaded, it’s good to open several tabs on your browser just in case the site crashes. To avoid this problem, you should use the Apple Store App to try to pre-order the device.
The Apple Store App will offer users a more stable experience when it’s time to buy the iPhone X. If you decide to use the app, tap on the iPhone X banner in the Discover tab and then tap the iPhone X with 5.8-inch display box. Once you’ve chosen your desired color and capacity, tap the heart icon in the top-right corner to add the iPhone X to your Favorites for quick access.
Make sure you have Apple Pay set up to make the process even easier, you can do this by tapping “Add Credit or Debit Card” or the “+” button in the top right corner and follow the on-screen instructions. If you want to make sure your Apple Pay is up to date, you can open the Wallet app on your iPhone and tap on the credit or debit card that you will use to pay for your iPhone X. You’ll also want to make sure everything is up to date including the billing address to avoid any type of delay.
A few of seconds before the big moment arrives, open the Apple Store App and tap the Account tab at the bottom and tap on the iPhone X you saved under “Favorites.” Next, tap on the blue “Add to Bag” button at the bottom and then tap on the “Bag” tab. At the bottom, tap the black “Buy with Apple Pay” button and then tap it again. Now, you will have to authenticate the payment by holding your thumb over the Home Button which will then complete your purchase.
The device is expected to sell out quickly, so you may have to refresh the page or force close and reopen the app a few times before being able to complete the purchase. If you aren’t able to pre-order the device tonight, you can try your luck next week when the iPhone X launches on November 3.