1. atrsh's Avatar
    Hello guys.

    I have been using the 64gb 6S for the past 4 days now. I actually have no prior use experience whatsoever with iOS or any iPhone so the switch was kinda overwhelming to me at first. I've been a loyal Windows phone fan since the day of WP8, WP8.1 to W10M (never even owned an Android phone, still have all the 3 WP with me right now in perfectly working condition; Lumia 620, 925 and 950XL) and I still love them btw but I thought I'd try out an iPhone just because to compare and see what's the hype is about with iphones. It was kinda an impulsive purchase for me btw (walked into the Apple store, played around with the phone for a few minutes and bought 1 home)

    I think I might have figured out most of the basic functions with iOS by playing around with it and watching some tutorials on youtube but it'd be awesome if any veteran iOS user here can share other 'hidden' features or must have apps or accessories that I should try. I kinda miss the live tiles and the glance screen on my 950XL but I have a Microsoft Band that works fine for all of my phone notifications anyway.

    I also have a rmbp 15 btw if that would be any more helpful.

    Thanks.
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    02-17-2016 12:29 PM
  2. TwitchyPuppy's Avatar
    Hi!

    Welcome to the Dark Side and congrats on your purchase

    You might want to disable Background App Refresh and disable (or set to "While using the app only" which is app specific) Location Services. They greatly improved battery life!
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    02-17-2016 01:09 PM
  3. Quis89's Avatar
    Double touching (don't press in...just touch) the home button slides the screen down. That makes one handed use even more pleasant. That's my favorite "trick". Probably the one iPhone only feature that I use ALL THE TIME.
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    02-17-2016 01:13 PM
  4. Spencerdl's Avatar
    Congrats on your new iPhone. Enjoy
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    02-17-2016 02:49 PM
  5. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Welcome to iMore...
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    02-17-2016 04:16 PM
  6. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    Double touching (don't press in...just touch) the home button slides the screen down. That makes one handed use even more pleasant. That's my favorite "trick". Probably the one iPhone only feature that I use ALL THE TIME.
    Reachability is only available on the PLUS models.
    EDIT: Nevermind. I was mistaken.
    Last edited by DevilishBanker; 02-19-2016 at 02:00 AM.
    02-17-2016 04:23 PM
  7. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    Hi!

    Welcome to the Dark Side and congrats on your purchase

    You might want to disable Background App Refresh and disable (or set to "While using the app only" which is app specific) Location Services. They greatly improved battery life!
    I agree BUT I find background app refresh convenient for many apps. Instead of turning it off completely I just limit what apps have access to the feature.
    DEFINITELY remove Facebook from background app refresh.
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    02-17-2016 04:27 PM
  8. pr1nce's Avatar
    Welcome to iMore. Enjoy your 6s!
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    02-17-2016 04:32 PM
  9. atrsh's Avatar
    Reachability is only available on the PLUS models.
    It actually works on 6S too. On W10M, I have to long press the home button instead. Awesome feature.

    Hi!

    Welcome to the Dark Side and congrats on your purchase

    You might want to disable Background App Refresh and disable (or set to "While using the app only" which is app specific) Location Services. They greatly improved battery life!
    I only have it on for Onedrive (for camera photos backup) and Whatsapp.

    Congrats on your new iPhone. Enjoy
    Thanks. Still getting used to having so many icons on the home screen and also the physical home button.
    02-17-2016 04:34 PM
  10. Larry Cook1's Avatar
    Reachability is on the 6s as well as the 6s plus.

    Posted via the iMore App for Android
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    02-17-2016 05:14 PM
  11. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Welcome to iMore! Make yourself at home and enjoy the site!
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    02-17-2016 05:41 PM
  12. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    Reachability is on the 6s as well as the 6s Plus.
    Oops! Has it been that way since iPhone 6 launched?
    02-17-2016 06:58 PM
  13. mumfoau's Avatar
    Oops! Has it been that way since iPhone 6 launched?
    Should be. I've definitely used reachability on the 6
    02-17-2016 07:13 PM
  14. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    Should be. I've definitely used reachability on the 6
    Well shoot...
    02-17-2016 07:15 PM
  15. mumfoau's Avatar
    Well shoot...
    If it was a snake it would've bitten you
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    02-17-2016 07:21 PM
  16. nnahorski's Avatar
    Congrats on your new device, and welcome to to iMore. There are so many wise people here that I'm sure you'll learn a lot, and quickly at that. I've had an iPhone since the 3GS and still learn things around here regularly.
    02-17-2016 07:31 PM
  17. atrsh's Avatar
    Congrats on your new device, and welcome to to iMore. There are so many wise people here that I'm sure you'll learn a lot, and quickly at that. I've had an iPhone since the 3GS and still learn things around here regularly.
    That's exactly what I have been doing the past few days,reading through the forum. 3D Touch is interesting
    02-17-2016 09:08 PM
  18. nnahorski's Avatar
    That's exactly what I have been doing the past few days,reading through the forum. 3D Touch is interesting
    It really is. I use it quite a bit to peek at a message to see if I need to deal with it right away, or if it can wait. That way I can leave it "unread" and it serves as a reminder to go back and read it. Same way with emails. It's also most useful for me with addresses in the calendar app. Sometimes I forget it's there... Shame on me
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    02-17-2016 09:51 PM
  19. firedept10's Avatar
    Welcome to iMore and congrats on that new phone. Keep reading the forums and I am sure you will find out lots about you new toy.
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    02-17-2016 10:46 PM
  20. taz323's Avatar
    Welcome to iMore, enjoy.
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    02-17-2016 11:43 PM
  21. Quis89's Avatar
    Reachability is only available on the PLUS models.
    I don't have a plus.
    02-18-2016 09:57 AM
  22. jimkraz's Avatar
    It works on my iPhone 6, I don't have the plus.
    02-18-2016 01:22 PM
  23. scruffypig's Avatar
    Reachability is only available on the PLUS models.
    Reachability works with the iPhone 6S also. Windows 10 phone has a similar feature double tap the Windows home button to bring the screen down just like Reachability with iOS.
    02-18-2016 03:32 PM
  24. AustinIllini's Avatar
    Welcome OP. iOS is so easy and beautiful.
    atrsh likes this.
    02-18-2016 04:51 PM
  25. akutch34's Avatar
    Double touching (don't press in...just touch) the home button slides the screen down. That makes one handed use even more pleasant. That's my favorite "trick". Probably the one iPhone only feature that I use ALL THE TIME.
    Did not know this! Thanks!!
    02-18-2016 07:39 PM
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