By Conner Carey on Fri, 01/29/2016
The iPhone 6s has some new features we’ve never seen before on iPhone. With the addition of 3D Touch and Live Photos, a whole new world of tips open up for getting the most from your device. I scoured our list of tips to bring you the top how-tos for the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. The list includes tips for utilizing Peek & Pop functions of 3D Touch and how to get the most from your Live Photos. If you haven’t made the upgrade plunge check out Sarah and David’s debate on whether or not you should buy the iPhone 6s.
Live Photo Tips
Considered one of the more gimmicky features of the iPhone 6s, Live Photos are still a lot of fun. When you open the camera app, Live Photo is automatically engaged. Here’s the details on how to take a Live Photo.
One of the downsides of Live Photos is that they can only be shared with other iPhone users. Top social media websites will likely add the ability to upload them eventually, but in the meantime, here’s how to turn a Live Photo into a GIF and share it everywhere.
Perhaps you forgot to turn off the Live Photo feature before you took a bunch of photos. Or, maybe a Live Photo you took includes a sound bite you’d rather not have on record: here’s how to delete the live version of a Live Photo.
Live Photos made for really fun Lock Screen photos that animate with the press of a finger. Here’s how to set one as a background.
3D Touch Tips
The foundation of Quick Actions. How to “Right Click” will get you started on your 3D Touch journey.
This tip is quietly sneaky. If you have your Read Receipt setting on but want to preview a message without letting the person know, here’s how to do it.
Your keyboard can turn into a trackpad! This makes selecting text more precise and editing faster.
Need to check an email without checking an email? Use Peak to look inside without making actually opening an email. I love this because the email remains unread.
No more switching back and forth between the Camera app and Photos app. Use 3D Touch to preview the photos you’ve taken and easily return to shooting.
This is a tip for all iPhones but I’ve included it in this list because there’s an extra feature iPhone 6s users can utilize. When drawing, how firmly you press determines line thickness.