Apple iPhone 6: Top 10 Tips & Tricks You Should Know

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The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus went on sale in India last week, with hundreds of fans queuing up outside select Apple retail stores for many hours.

Both handsets will be available in new sizes for the first time, with the iPhone 6 offering a 4.7-inch screen size, while the iPhone 6 Plus houses the biggest screen Apple has ever produced for a smartphone at 5.5-inches.

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There are a couple of reasons why people upgrade their iPhones every year. The answer lies in Apple's way of projecting the iPhone as the best smartphone to buy. And it's a key part of the company's strategy to keep millions of people buying new iPhone every year.

So you've got your hands on new iPhone 6 or the iPhone 6 Plus. Now it's time to setup your device right away.

Here are top 10 iPhone 6 tips and tricks you should not miss. Stay tuned to GizBot for more updates!

Stay tuned to GizBot for more updates!

Switch Between Standard and Zoom View

On the iPhone 6, you can change the display settings from standard or zoomed. If that sounds like something you want go to Settings > Display & brightness > view, and select the new ‘Zoomed' view for larger icons.

Download Third Party Keyboards

Now iOS 8 allows you to download third-party keyboards. Although there are a number of options available, but keyboards like Swiftkey should be tried at least once. Here's a basic procedure to install third-party keyboards. Go to Settings > General > Keyboard > Keyboards and add the third-party keyboard.


Both the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus - are notably larger than their predecessors. Some users may find it difficult to reach every on-screen button or menu, especially while using the iPhone 6 Plus one-handed. With newer iPhones, Apple has introduced a feature called "Reachability". Basically, Reachability is a feature that lets users temporarily move the iPhone 6 user interface (UI) down towards the bottom of the screen, so that those with smaller hands can easily access the device. Reachability is enabled by default, but if for some reason it's not, then go to toggle Settings > General > Accessibility.

Photos App

The new Photos app let you edit photos like never before. In simple language, now you can edit photos in mere seconds. Notably, you can share edited images from the lock screen using passcode or TouchID.

Personal Hotspot

The Hotspot feature can be enabled by clicking on Settings>Cellular>Cellular Data Network. By gaining access to the Personal Hotspot tab, type in the Username. Now go back into Settings, and you'd now see the Personal Hotspot option. Tap on it and swing the toggle to turn it on!

Enable iPhone 6 Landscape Mode

The landscape mode provides a neat and simple User interface (UI. In some apps, it provides a two-panel interface, similar to the iPad.

Take Screenshot

It's so easy to take a screen shot using the iPhone 6. All you need to press the power/lock key on the right side while holding the home key, and you'll hear a click. Screenshots will be saved in to the Camera Roll.

Record Slow Motion Videos

Both the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus are capable enough to record slow-motion videos. To enable that feature you need to open the camera and swipe left to the Slo-Mo option. You can either choose 120fps or 240fps.

Use the timer in camera for a burst of image

The native Camera app now includes a self-timer. This enables you to set a 3 second or 10 second delay when taking photos. This is a great feature when you want to a selfie.

Manual Exposure Control

Earlier, you had to set focus and exposure together, which was often frustrating. With iOS 8, here comes a new tool which is going to get the right exposure using the native Camera app.

Stay tuned to GizBot for more updates!

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