Apple had a lot to do this year. The company has already released two new smartphones, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, while the iPhone X is on its way with pre-orders set to begin soon. Customers will be able to pre-order their iPhone X beginning on October 27. Unfortunately, as you may already know, demand for the iPhone X is very high, and due to production problems with the TrueDepth camera, supply will be limited. That being said, if you are set on purchasing it, this iPhone X pre-order guide will help reduce some of the stress.

iPhone X Pre-Order Guide
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#1 Make sure to pay your wireless bill

This might sound silly, but it is one of the most important parts of this iPhone X pre-order guide. There are not many things more unnerving than finding out that you haven’t paid your wireless bill. That can lead to a lot of disappointment if you get a notification that your bill hasn’t been paid yet during the iPhone X pre-order time. If you don’t keep your account current, you can’t proceed with your order until you pay it.

#2 Choose the right upgrade plan

If you are already on a payment plan, it might be hard to get the iPhone X without additional expenses. One such situation is if you haven’t paid off your current smartphone while on a payment plan. Your carrier might require you to pay off your existing device before purchasing your next smartphone.

That’s why it’s important to make sure you’re at the right upgrade status before attempting to pre-order an iPhone X. Knowing that iPhone X pre-orders start in the early hours of October 27, make sure that your current device is paid off before then so that your account is eligible for an upgrade.

# 3 Use the Apple Store’s iOS app

Many will agree that this is one of the best ways to submit your iPhone X pre-order. Many customers have successfully pre-ordered their iPhones via the Apple Store’s iOS app with little effort.

If you don’t have the Apple Store’s iOS app yet, you can download it here. Also make sure to mark the iPhone X with a heart inside the app so that you can find it fast when the time to pre-order arrives.

#4 Use multiple tabs

Because demand for the iPhone X is so high, it might be difficult to complete your pre-order before the device is marked sold-out at retailers. Thus, it’s a good idea to have a back-up plan. In addition to the iOS app, you can also have a laptop or PC with multiple tabs open to various retailers on your browser. If you want to be even faster, you can add the Auto Refresh extension in order to make your tab refresh automatically every five seconds. This should help you be ready to place your pre-order the moment the window opens.

#5 Set multiple alarms

Last but not least on this iPhone X pre-order guide, set multiple alarms on your smartphone or alarm clock so you don’t oversleep and miss the moment the pre-orders go live. It would be quite disappointing to miss the opportunity to be one of the first to own Apple’s iPhone X just because you couldn’t wake up. Either drink loads of coffee and energy drinks or set lots of alarms.

We are crossing our fingers and hoping that you’ll be one of the lucky first owners of the iPhone X. We hope that you liked this iPhone X pre-order guide. If you have advice, don’t hesitate to share it in the comments.