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7 hidden tips and hacks for iPhone 6S to make your device new

iPhone 6S
7 hidden tips and hacks for iPhone 6S to make your device new
Apple has launched the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus with better features and capacity, but we at App Gyaan still believe that iPhone 6S is the best device you can get at the chipper price or if you are using one of those we would recommend you to wait till new 2017 iPhone hits stores.

If you use iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s or planning to buy one, we have some great tips for you which will help you get more out of your device.

Maximize Use of Default Apps

The iPhone ships with a number of stock apps from Apple, and though these apps are usually outperformed by third-party applications, they nonetheless consume valuable space. Thus, as much as you can, try to use as much of your 16GB iPhone's default applications. After all, it's not like apps like Mail or Safari are not feature-rich. Apart from being optimized for the iPhone, these apps consume practically no space, since they're bundled with the device anyway.

'Swipe' to quickly reply to messages and emails

Does a friend text you for directions while you're the middle of creating a new playlist on Spotify? Simply "swipe down" on the message banner to reply without leaving the app in which you're currently working. If you're using 3D touch to "peek" at emails through the Mail app (simply hard-press an email to see a preview), you can "swipe up" to quickly reply to, forward, or move the email.

Stream More, Store Less

One of the biggest culprits of a 16GB iPhone would be media in the form of songs and movies. While these are great to have while on the go, these files consume a lot of a 16GB phone's storage. Thus, as much as possible, stream the media that you would like to consume instead of downloading and storing them on the device. While these might result in your cellular data being consumed, streaming services are now starting to develop workarounds for data usage, such as Netflix's data manager.

Hide all your embarrassing selfies

Never feel self-conscious about handing over your phone to a friend again. A godsend of iOS 9 is the ability to yank every single one of your selfies or other incriminating photos from your phone's camera roll into a special "hidden" folder. Simply go to your camera roll, tap Select, pick all the damning images, tap the Share button, and select Hide. Your photos will then be stored in a Hidden folder, which you view under Albums.

Don't Shoot Videos in 4K

Just like downloading videos and music, shooting clips in 4K consumes a ridiculous amount of space from your device. If you shoot 4K video using a 16GB iPhone, you can rest assure that your storage would run out very, very fast. Tweak your camera settings and set the video to 1080p. That's still HD, and it consumes far less space.

Maximizing a 16GB device is all about management. If you are smart about your apps and the way you handle your iPhone's storage, you might never see that annoying pop-up stating that your device is running out of space, ever again.

Switch up Siri's accent and/or gender

Think you'd be more likely to use Siri if it spoke like an Australian male or British female? You can now switch up Siri's typical American female accent to something more exotic. Simply go to Settings > General > Siri > Siri Voice.

Optimize photo storage and turn off Live Photos to save space

You may find that 16 GB of storage spreads a little thin in the iPhone 6s. The likely culprit is your camera. A perk of the latest iPhone's Live Photos feature is that it saves 1.5 seconds of video prior to each photo you snap. While this quirky new feature can result in some captivating visuals, it's a quick way to eat up your storage. Each Live Photo takes up the space of two still photos.

Since Live Photos is the default option, you'll want to make sure you turn it off for most photos (i.e. still shots of the Grand Canyon, your parking space). Simply tap on the Live Photo icon on the top of your camera's viewfinder. 

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