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Apps, Tips & Tricks to Get the Most Out of the iPhone 6s

Sunday, November 15th, 2015 by | Filed Under: iOS, Smartphones

Now that we’re a couple months into existing with the new iPhone 6s in the universe, your day-to-day may be undergoing technical adjustment. Here’s some inside scoop on the new addition in your life that will help you welcome in with open palms.


 First Things First – Where to Get It Cheap

Back orders are now over, so if you haven’t gotten your hands on the iPhone 6s or 6s Plus yet, T-Mobile’s price structure offers some of the best deals for new iPhone devices. This is the first time Apple Inc. has introduced iPhone financing which has indirectly shifted customers to move from big carriers to smaller less expensive providers like T-Mobile. The carrier has very flexible plans and it’s starting to gain significant traction in the telecomm world among consumers.

 How to Use That 3D Touch

One of the most-anticipated debut features for the new iPhone series was the 3D Touch, but a lot of users are wondering what it is and how you even use it.


In short, Apple has introduced user interface navigated by “force” touch. This enables the new gestures of “Peek” and “Pop”—meaning you can press an app or item with a slightly heavier touch and a preview or shortcut (peep) displays what’s within that item and then if you continue pressing, it pops you into what you were looking at in more depth, thus virtually maximizing your multitasking ability. Pro Tip: you can adjust the 3D Touch sensitivity by taking a touch test in the settings for better accuracy.

Make Your Live Photos J-E-L-L-O

It’s alive! Well, that’s probably what you’re thinking as you scroll through the first few pictures you’ve been taking on the iPhone. Live Photos is an innovative feature on the iPhone 6s that records the first few seconds of video when you snap a picture. It feels as if the pictures are moving slightly and have come to life.


They are really cool, but they do take up quite a bit of space, so to prevent photos from becoming a monster of its own, you can tap the Live Photos icon (it looks like a ring of circles on top of the screen in the camera app)—this stops the feature from being a default maneuver.

 4K Responsibly

One of biggest tech upgrades offered with the youngest generation of iPhone is being able to record videos in 4K. High-definition clips are highly encouraged, however, be aware of the storage space they take up. If you’re shooting something where 4K isn’t necessary you can switch the video settings to have a lower fps (frames per second), which will take up less space. 1080p HD at 30 fps provides a good balance between quality footage and space requirement.

 Must-Have Apps

With the iPhone 6s introduction came the next operating system the iOS 9, which in result generated some very handy apps that bode well with the improved system. One application that makes multitasking a bit easier is Clips. Rather than copying and pasting pictures, articles and texts from various different places, this app lets you place all the stuff you want to reference later all in one spot—super useful for all the content you’ll likely be getting with the new phone. Another app to consider is 1Password. The buzz around data breaches and hacking is more serious than ever before, therefore, securing your personal information is important. 1Password lets you store all your passwords in one application so you can keep track of all the accounts you have opened and securely save the access to them for your own eyes.

Like every fall, it’s an exciting time to own an iPhone. These few tips and apps will get you started on the right path towards getting tight with your new partner in crime.

~ Jessica Oaks

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One Response to “Apps, Tips & Tricks to Get the Most Out of the iPhone 6s”

  1. Julie says:

    6s or 6s plus – aside from size, do you recommend one over the other?

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