10 Best Apple iPhone 6s / 6s Plus Hidden Tips & Tricks
The flagship devices from Apple, iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus were announced last month that are successors of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. These devices come bundled out with many new features like second-generation Touch ID feature, a force sensitive touchscreen, improved LTE, and the elegant chassis has been made stronger.
Both the devices are available in 16GB, 64GB and 128GB giving the buyers more options to buy from as it is available in Silver, Gold, Space Gray and Rose Gold color variants. The iPhone 6S comes with a 4.7-inch display whereas its sibling iPhone 6S Plus sports a bigger 5.5-inch screen. Both the devices come with iOS 9 operating system out of the box.
These devices were unveiled on 9th of September and were made available on 25th of the same month. These devices are available both on contract and off-contract around the world, and in India the devices would on sale from 16th October. If you are purchasing this device then here is a guide to few Hidden features that can help you in exploring your device. In case your are looking for detailed Tips & Tricks you can check iPhone 6S.
- 3D Touch
- 4K Video Recoding
- Record Slo-mo
- Quick use of any camera function
- Quick find direction to home screen using Maps
- Live photo
- Check the emails without opening the message
- Peek at Website
- Quick dial from the Phone button
- Switch Apps using 3D Touch
iPhone 6S comes with an additional feature 3D touch that is also known as Force Touch where you could end up wearing out the oleophobic coating on your display. To use this feature on your device, Open the settings and tap on General. In the newly opened window, tap on Accessibility and click on 3D touch. Now, toggle the button beside 3D touch icon to enable that on your device. Now, you can press the display using different degrees of pressure to reveal the content, actions and previews the app. This option is not applicable for all the apps on your device.
iPhone is always meant for its camera quality, and the new iPhone 6S comes with the most advanced feature where you can record the video and feel it as live. Its comes with 4K video recording feature, and many consumers believe that the video would occupy much space. Now here is a tip where you record the videos by reducing the resolution and select the fps at that particular resolution. To use this option on your device, Open the settings and head over to photos and camera and tap on it. Now tap on record Video. You will find four video recording options, 720p HD at 30 fps, 1080p HD at 30fps, 1080p HD at 60fps and 4K at 30fps record the video. Select the suitable option that you want to opt and tap on it.
The camera on the iPhone 6S comes with slow motion recording feature. This option was available on the previous versions of iPhone. But the new iPhone 6S has an option where you can set the resolution of the video recording. To adjust the resolution on your device, open the Settings and tap on photo and camera. In the new window, tap on Record Slo-Mo, you will find two options 1080p HD at 120fps and 720p HD at 240fps. Select the option that you want to use and tap on it to enable that on your device.
Quick use of any camera function
There are two ways in which you can launch the different camera modes on your device. The first method is the normal/ regular method where you need to open the camera app and select the modes. The other method is something that can be used when the 3D touch is to be enabled on your device. In this your need to press firmly the camera icon until the quick action memo opens. You can find four camera modes, i.e., Take Selfie, Record video, Record Slo-mo, Take photo. You can select any of the modes by taping on it, and your camera will open with that mode.
Quick find direction to home using Maps
Every device these days comes with Maps installed on them where you need to turn your mobile data and GPRS to access them on your device. In iPhone 6S/6S Plus, there is an option where you can open any option of the Maps application just by using taping on the Map app. To use this feature the 3D touch option must be enabled on your device, and you need to press the Map icon on your device. The quick options appear on the screen where you can find four options search nearby, send my location, make my location and Directions Home. Tap on any option and the map will open with that option on your device.
iPhone 6S/6S Plus comes with a unique feature where you can capture a picture with a voice, and the brand has named it as ‘Live photo’. This feature is available in the camera app on the device, to use this on your device; you must toggle the Live Photo Option, which is on the Menu bar. Once you tap on it, the Live Mode is activated, and photo with a live voice can be captured on your device.
Check the emails without opening the message
3D Touch is the application that can be used to read the messages on your mail without opening it. To open the mail, the 3D touch option must be enabled on your device. Now open the mail and press the mail that you want to open, the mail will open a dialogue box, and you can find options like Reply, Forward, Notify Me and Move to JunK on it.
All the thanks to the 3D touch option where you can perform many operations with ease on your device. To open the link from the chat box, Press the link firmly such that the link will open in a separate card on the same page instead of redirecting to the browser.
Quick dial from the Phone button
iPhone 6S comes with a feature known as 3D touch where a hard press or a force touch on screen can perform several actions on your device. This option is applicable for phone and contact option on your device. When you press the phone button firmly, it Will show the list of frequently used contacts. In the Contacts window, when you press any contact firmly, you can find options like FaceTime Audio, Message, FaceTime, Mail. You can select any option, and it will redirect you to that app.
All the devices these days comes with a multi-task feature where you can switch between apps and perform multiple options on your device. To switch the apps on your iPhone 6S/6S Plus the 3D Touch option must be enabled on your device. Now press the screen firmly on the left edge of the phone’s display and slide your finger to the center of the screen to bring the app switcher. Further, you can swap the apps by moving you finger either of the left or right and tap on the app that you want to use.
These are the few hidden options that you can help you to explore your device with ease. If you have any other queries pass them in the comment box, we will get back to you.