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Get The Most Out Of Your iPhone 7 Plus: Part 2

Monday, October 31st, 2016 by | Filed Under: iOS, Smartphones

Yesterday we talked about the popularity of the iPhone 7 Plus and looked at ways to get the most out of your new phone.

Today, we’ve got even more tips on making a great phone even better.

Buy a Double Duty Case

Whether you’re a screen cracker or a battery drainer, there’s a case that will solve your problem. The tech21 Evo Wallet case can carry cash and cards but more importantly will withstand drops of up to 10 feet thanks to a proprietary tough as nails material that makes cracked screens a problem of the past. Hate low battery pop ups? The Atomic Pro case packs a 4000mAh Li-polymer rechargeable battery into a surprisingly slim design.


Ditch the Earbuds

Critics of the 7 Plus made it sound like the lack of 3.5 mm headphone jack would be the end of the world but there are already plenty of alternatives to the earbuds that come standard with the device. Audeze has been crafting premium headphones with a lightning connector for a while now, and their EL-8 Titanium model offers amazing sound.

Use the Hard Press

3D Touch has been hugely improved in the latest iPhone and iOS 10, so even if you’ve never used the feature before it’s time to give it a try. Hard press on app icons and notifications to see what happens. There are now options to quick access messages and app features with hard press. In some cases, hard pressing notifications will open a list of shortcut features you can access with or without unlocking the device.

Get a Keyboard

The iPhone 7 is powerful and versatile enough to become your main computing device but chances are you won’t want to write up reports by tapping out paragraphs. A portable Bluetooth keyboard like the ultra compact keyboard from 1byone is a productivity tool that makes the most of the 7 Plus’ power.

And an Ultra Fast Charging DockThe official iPhone Lightning Dock is a handy desktop accessory that lets people use their everyday wired headphones while charging the device. Not at your desk? Gab the Belkin Lightning Audio + Charge RockStar, one of the best stash-in-your-bag splitters that is compatible with any lightning audio headphones.

What else do you need to get the most out of the new iPhone 7 Plus? A grippy tripod and extra cables are a good start, but more important is an adventurous spirit. Play around with settings, accessories and apps until you find the combination that works for you. You’ll learn a lot about your device!

~ Jessica Oaks

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