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10 Hidden Tips and Tricks for iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s

iPhone 6 Plus
10 Hidden Tips and Tricks for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s

We hope you are enjoying the use of your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6s at the fullest, but we do believe that you are still missing some part of it. Today we are sharing 10 hidden tips and tricks which will help you to get maximum out of your device.

This guide will show you the best iPhone 6 features and a few secrets that you didn’t know the iPhone 6 could do. The iPhone 6 & iPhone 6s finally offers a bigger display that adds some new features and uses that will surprise new iPhone users.

How to bring photos to life

Live Photos are one of the best features about the new iPhone 6S. By default, whenever you take a photo, it will also capture a couple of seconds of video on either side of the shot. Reviewing the snaps in your Photos app, you can bring them to life by pressing down hard on the image. You can set Live Photos to be your new wallpaper as well, and pressing down on it from the lock screen will cause it to move. Live Photos also record audio, so be careful what you say just before and after shots.

It’s worth noting that Live Photos are significantly bigger than normal photos. If you aren’t bothered about this feature, or you want to save space, then you can turn it off by tapping the three yellow circles icon in the Camera app.

Set a Live Photo as your lock screen Wallpaper

Two things:

a) Live Photos are a great party trick
 b) You can set them as your background and show them off to all who dare to touch your phone. It’s easy. When you’re taking a photo, make sure the yellow “Live” icon appears.

Then open Camera Roll, view the Live Photo, and tap the Share icon. On the bottom row, swipe left until you see Use as wallpaper.

Activate Siri with your voice.

One of the most delightful additions to the 6S is being able to say “Hey Siri” without having your phone plugged in. If you can’t find your phone, you’ll be able to just say “Hey Siri, where are you!”

It will only recognize your voice. You can set this up by going to Settings > General > Siri > enable “Hey Siri.”

Bonus: In iOS 9, you can now say “Find photos that I took in [location]” or “Find photos that I took on [date].” You can also say “Remind me to [task] when I get to [location].”

How to quickly send a message or start a call

You don’t need to open the Phone or Messages app to reach out to one of your contacts. Instead, you can just press down on a contact’s photo while in just about any app, and you’ll bring up a menu with options to start a call, send a message or FaceTime. Additionally, you can press down on messages to send quick replies. While in the Messages app, press down on a conversation to peek at it, then swipe up to see some quick reply options like “OK,” “Talk Later,” and “Thanks!” If you have a number you want to turn into a new contact, press down on it to reveal options to add it to an existing contact, or make an all new one.

How to look at recent photos while taking new ones

While in the Camera app, press down on the Camera Roll thumbnail in the bottom-left corner to peek at that photo, and from there you can scroll left and right to look at other photos you’ve taken. Letting up on the thumbnail will return the Camera app to its original state.

Manage email without opening messages

3D Touch shines brightest in Apple’s Mail app, which will help you reach inbox zero with ease. Users can peek into emails with a firm press, bringing up options to reply, forward, mark as spam, set a notification or move the message.

Adjust video settings for higher/lower FPS

4K video is going to hog up way more storage space than Live Photos will. You can toggle between 1080p at 30 FPS, 720p at 30 FPS, 1080p at 60 FPS and 4K at 30 FPS by going to Settings >> Photos and Camera >> Record Video.

Sending large emails

If you're on version iOS 9.2 or later, OS X's Mail Drop feature is now available on your mobile device, meaning you can send huge attachments (up to 5GB) via i-Cloud.

Don't worry about trying to search this function on your iPhone or iPad - it comes up as an option automatically when you try to attach a very large file to your email. A pop-up window simply asks you if you'd prefer to send the file in Mail Drop.

Stop your iPhone (or iPad) from tracking you

Ever wondered where your phone gets that handy navigation and road condition information when you glance at the Notifications Center at different times of the day? It gets it by tracking your movements whenever you go – provided you are connected to a Wi-Fi hotspot, such as at home, work, a coffee shop or even the Tube network.

Though this can have benefits, if you’d prefer to stop your phone tracking to your frequently visited locations, go to Settings > Privacy > Location Services > System Services and then Frequent Locations. From there, turn the option Off. For added privacy, hit the Clear History button, too.

Hide photos

We’ve all had that awkward moment. Showing a friend or relative a few pictures in our camera roll and then suddenly swiping to an embarrassing picture. In iOS 9 it’s possible to hide those private photos by pressing and holding it and then tapping ‘Hide’. This means it will no longer show up in your camera roll and will be in its own ‘Hidden folder’.

These are some of the useful tips and tricks for all the iPhone 6 & iPhone 6s, which will be helpful for you for your day to day usage. If you know some more tips about iPhone 6 and 6s do share with us in comment section below.


  1. I think your article is a little off. You keep mentioning iPhone 6 but 3D Touch isn't available on the iPhone 6.

  2. Dear Stefan,

    First of all thank you for pointing out the error.

    sorry for the inconvenience caused, there was title issue of the article same has been rectified.


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