1. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    The 7 Plus has been out for a while now. What features do you use now that you didn’t think you would? And what features did you think you would use that you don’t?

    While not limited to the 7 Plus, I find myself on silent more than I thought would. I also don’t use Depth Effect (Portrait Mode) as often as I thought I would. What about you guys?
    06-08-2017 06:00 PM
  2. ladyc0524's Avatar
    Same here. My phone stays on silent most of the time. I definitely don’t use Portrait Mode as often as I thought I would. I’m satisfied with just taking regular pics.
    aximtreo likes this.
    06-08-2017 06:55 PM
  3. Infinite7154's Avatar
    I actually use Depth Effect for all of the pictures that I can. It's kind of cool to get the "arctistic" blur going. My phone is always on silent much to my wife's chagrin. I thought I would use the new and notifications but I really never do.
    Matt Manahan likes this.
    06-08-2017 07:19 PM
  4. aximtreo's Avatar
    Had the 6s+ and upgraded to the 7+ because it was the new and best out there. I find I don't use the 7+ upgrades over the 6s+ nearly as much as I thought I would. I would entertain trading my 128 GB 7+ for a comparable 6s+ plus a few bucks. The difference in $ is not worth it to me.
    06-08-2017 07:24 PM
  5. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I didn’t think I’d use the 3D Touch feature a lot, but heck, I use it every chance I get...������
    Last edited by Just_Me_D; 06-11-2017 at 06:00 PM.
    Matt Manahan and mumfoau like this.
    06-08-2017 07:38 PM
  6. ItnStln511's Avatar
    If I didn’t think I’d use the 3D Touch feature a lot, but heck, I use it every chance I get...😎
    Same here
    Just_Me_D likes this.
    06-08-2017 08:02 PM
  7. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Same here
    Like others, I thought it would be more of a gimmick, but it proved otherwise, and thankfully so...
    06-08-2017 08:28 PM
  8. Jude526's Avatar
    I like 3D Touch. I got the phone because I prefer larger screens. Came from Samsung. The phone rocks
    06-08-2017 09:28 PM
  9. akutch34's Avatar
    I spend the majority of my time at work, so I'm also on silent mode most of the time. I've found that I really enjoy the depth effect and use t quite often. I've turned off 3D Touch as I was only using it for the flashlight brightness and it would irritate me when trying to delete apps.
    06-08-2017 09:33 PM
  10. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    I’m also in the boat of using 3D Touch a lot. So much so that I’ve found it almost like a slap in the face when an app doesn’t have any 3D Touch controls ha ha. I use it all the time in Safari. I never thought I’d use it as much as I do either. So there’s another one from me.
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    06-08-2017 10:59 PM
  11. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    I spend the majority of my time at work, so I'm also on silent mode most of the time. I've found that I really enjoy the depth effect and use t quite often. I've turned off 3D Touch as I was only using it for the flashlight brightness and it would irritate me when trying to delete apps.
    I’ve found the secret to deleting or moving apps with 3D Touch enabled to rest your finger over the icon like TouchID, only with a slightly firmer hold, only just though.
    Just_Me_D likes this.
    06-08-2017 11:01 PM
  12. SkydiverTilt's Avatar
    What does keeping it on silent mode have to do with anything?
    06-09-2017 07:11 AM
  13. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    I use 3D a lot more than when it was first released.

    I utilize depth effect on the camera often than I thought I would when I use the camera. I've never been a chronic picture-taker but I still use depth effect when I can in daylight just because it's there.
    06-09-2017 09:43 AM
  14. ladyc0524's Avatar
    I use 3D a lot more than when it was first released.

    I utilize depth effect on the camera often than I thought I would when I use the camera. I've never been a chronic picture-taker but I still use depth effect when I can in daylight just because it's there.
    I also use 3D Touch a lot more than when I order got the 6s Plus. It took me forever how to delete apps without triggering the 3D Touch🤣
    akutch34 likes this.
    06-09-2017 10:00 AM
  15. ItnStln511's Avatar
    It took me forever how to delete apps without triggering the 3D Touch🤣
    Same here!
    ladyc0524 likes this.
    06-09-2017 01:11 PM
  16. chezm's Avatar
    Things im using that i didnt expect i'd use (coming from Android):
    • 3D touch
    • multitasking (double click home button), on Android i found majority of the time apps needed to reload anyway so i would just reopen them from icons. But with iOS, reloading apps in the background is incredibly well done.
    • News app from Widgets, use it daily to catch up on local news.
    • Widgets, in general. I used few on Android since they didnt add a lot of value for what i needed, but i find the way widgets are handled in iOS is actually well done.
    • Swipe back/fwd in Safari, i was regreting not having the Back button from Android but got over that very quickly.
    • Apple Pay...Amazing.


    I dont use that i thought i would:
    • double tap to bring screen down, reachability feature
    • iCloud


    What i miss from Android:
    • Ability to place icons where i want on home screen
    • Swipe down on browser for refresh...i can probably download the Chrome app but i find Safari runs much better, plus u have my google account linked so it does save my history.
    Matt Manahan likes this.
    06-09-2017 03:05 PM
  17. rodeTrip's Avatar
    Im using pretty much all the features. I love the portrait mode, just love taking photos and vids in general. i also love the “force” its pretty awesome!! especially the app switcher...i guess the feature i use less is the live photo..but since ios 11 added some cool new features for it(gif maker, long exposure), i might start using it more!
    06-09-2017 10:53 PM
  18. AustinIllini's Avatar
    I use the depth cameras on vacation and such. Not so much 3D touch. I use the 2x zoom all the time
    06-10-2017 06:35 PM
  19. akutch34's Avatar
    What does keeping it on silent mode have to do with anything?
    OP asked what features we use. Silent mode is a feature.
    ladyc0524 likes this.
    06-10-2017 08:59 PM
  20. SkydiverTilt's Avatar
    OP asked what features we use. Silent mode is a feature.
    But how is that iPhone "plus" unique?

    This was a topic of plus differences, like the camera. So what is this silent mode that differentiates it?
    06-11-2017 10:00 AM
  21. Soreloser's Avatar
    OP also mentioned that the silent mode is a feature they use....just sayin'.
    06-11-2017 12:50 PM
  22. SkydiverTilt's Avatar
    Fair enough, but what in the world is silent mode? Is he referring to nighttime? Do not disturb? Or vibrate? None of which are exclusive to the 7 or 7 plus.
    06-11-2017 02:02 PM
  23. nikkisharif's Avatar
    I use 3D Touch, DND, Bedtime, Night Shift, & Spotlight Search (not a Plus feature but so what lol) all the time. I think I would freak out if these features weren't there I don't use portrait mode often & never thought I would.
    06-11-2017 02:07 PM
  24. nikkisharif's Avatar
    Fair enough, but what in the world is silent mode? Is he referring to nighttime? Do not disturb? Or vibrate? None of which are exclusive to the 7 or 7 plus.
    You're taking this way too seriously....all answers are subjective. Whether it's exclusive to the 7/7 Plus is irrelevant. A feature is a feature.
    BreakingKayfabe and akutch34 like this.
    06-11-2017 02:16 PM
  25. Ariel Babalao's Avatar
    You're taking this way too seriously....all answers are subjective. Whether it's exclusive to the 7/7 Plus is irrelevant. A feature is a feature.
    I too was wondering what is that feature "silent mode" in the iPhone 7.
    Certainly because I never think "silent mode" is a feature but something extremely basic every phone (before smart phones) have.
    Something like, if I say I like the power off option of iPhone 7, you would think the power off in iPhone 7 is way different from iPhone 6 and others iPhone.
    It does makes one wonder.
    06-11-2017 02:26 PM
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