The new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s plus came in the market with tremendous improvements that set it ahead of other mobile phones in the market. The iPhone 6s introduced greater dimensions in the mobile devices technologies by increasing the memory by a great margin as well as several improvements made on the iOS 9. While many people are aware of the various improvements in the smartphone such as the camera features as well as the faster chip-sets introduced, there are more hidden features that improve the user experience in various aspects. Although the iOS 9 has an app that provides tips and tricks of using the device, iPhone 6S has more tricks that may go unnoticed by many users as discussed below.
- 3D Touch Sensitivity
One of the main features that were introduced is the pressure-sensitive 3D touch feature. The 3D touch feature can be used to make it easy to access applications and select one from a number of different applications running simultaneously. The 3D sensitivity control allows the user to make calls faster by pushing a contact down to the call icon. Additionally, a light touch on content allows the user to peek at tabs while a deeper touch allows them to open the content on the main screen.
The iPhone 6s and 6s plus has included a 3D touch sensitivity control feature. This allows the user to set the sensitivity of the device to their preference. Simply go to Settings>General>Accessibility>3D Touch for the options. The option provides an image that the user uses to set the sensitivity.
3D touch also allows one to use the iPhone 6s keyboard as a trackpad. On long pressing the keyboard, the keyboard turns to a trackpad and longer pressing turns on the highlight mode which allows tracking and highlighting words. The 3D touch option also allows the user to peek and peruse through music. It also allows the user to view the album in which a song you may like is in.
2. Push down Options
The iPhone 6S uses the push down option in different applications to ease the accessibility of applications. For instance, pushing down on a contact’s feature is a shortcut for messaging or calling. The push down option can also be used for sending quick messages. When one receives a message from a new contact, pushing down on the contacts allows one to add it to their contacts. On the maps, pushing down on a location also allows one to either, get directions, call the business or open the business website. Pushing down on a photo allows the user to choose from options on whether to copy, share or delete the photo. The push down option also can be used to change the boldness of strokes when sketching in notes app.
3.Capturing multiple Photos
Multiple photos can be taken by holding down on the camera icon or one of the volume key turns on the burst mode. In the gallery, the photos are saved as bursts which would give you a variety of views using different lighting and angles as you move the phone.
The vibration option that comes with the iPhone 6S can be edited to differentiate between different notifications. The vibrations can also be edited to differentiate the contacts. This can be done by selecting the settings>sounds>Select Ringtone>Text tone (or any other notification you wish to change)>Vibration. The Vibration option is located at the top of the screen once you choose the notification you wish to edit.
5.The Night Shift scheduling
The Night shift was first introduced into iOS 9.3. When activated, the Night shift uses the phone’s clock and geo-location to note when it is sunset and change the display colors. To activate the Night shift, you simply need to go to Settings>Display & Brightness>Night shift. This also allows you to set a schedule on the preferred time the Night Shift option turns on.
6.Reaching the top of the screen
The top of the screen can be reached easily using one hand as you use the phone. This is simply done through double tapping the home button. This will bring the screen lower where the thumb can reach easily.
7.Enhancing the Video Quality
The iPhone 6s was built with an option to improve the video quality by adding the option to double the default number of frames captured every second. This can be changed by clicking Settings> Photos & Camera> Record Video at 60 FPS. Toggle on to enhance the video performance.
Slow motion video capture is also an added feature in the iPhone 6s which is quite important in recording the action videos. When recording a video, simply slide the wheel at the bottom of the screen and select the SLO-MO option. From there, choose between 120 and 240 frames per second.
The iPhone 6s was the first phone to include an option of using siri hands-free. This means that the screen does not need to be on in order to use Siri. Simply follow the procedure, settings>General > Siri> Allow “Hey Siri” and toggle on. From there, follow the process of setting your voice so that it only recognizes your voice and you can say “Hey Siri” even when the screen is off.
Siri is also set to be an intelligent figure that can be personalized in numerous ways. For instance, now you can help siri with pronunciation of words that it may get wrong. This is simply done by stating “That is not how you pronounce it” after siri pronounces a word wrong. This will help you tweak siri to help you understand things easily.
Using iMessages, you can now share images that self-destruct after a specific period of time. It is similar to snapchat. When sending an iMessage, simply hold down the camera icon to bring up the camera. The images and videos taken and sent from this platform will self-destruct after some time, disappearing from the receiver’s phone.
You can make live images using the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6s plus. This can be simply done by clicking the option at the center top of the camera application. The iPhone 6s also allows the use of any of the photos you take as Live Wallpapers. The iPhone records a very short video anytime that you take a photo. This short film is used to animate the image when it is set as Live Wallpaper. This is in addition to the Live wallpapers included in the iPhone 6s. I hope you enjoy this article, comments or suggestions always welcome!