Do you use all of the features of your phone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Russiaone, Jul 15, 2016.


How many of the features of your phone do you use?

  1. 100%

    6 vote(s)
  2. 75%

    22 vote(s)
  3. 50%

    14 vote(s)
  4. Just the phone

    4 vote(s)
  1. Russiaone macrumors 6502

    Jun 7, 2010
    Do you use a great majority of the features on your phone?

    I ask, because I'm watching a video review of the iPhone 6s Plus, and it was brought to my attention that I rarely, if ever, use Spotlight search.

    And it seems, to me, to be very intuitive and useful.

    I guess, if anything, it's always great to find useful features months into owning the phone.

    Of course I knew I about the function, but just for whatever reason, decided not to use it.

    Anyway, how about you folks?
  2. ivanwi11iams Contributor


    Nov 30, 2014
    Kennesaw, GA
    I certainly don't. For example, I don't use a Spotlight Search, Siri the health options. To name a few things...
  3. Shirasaki macrumors 604


    May 16, 2015
    I don't use Siri. And I don't use stock video app at all. I also don't use Apple Music. Uh, I think I have used many of iPhone features after all.
  4. ardchoille50 macrumors 68020

    Feb 6, 2014
    I probably use everything, except the phone feature itself. I'm deaf and cannot use such a feature but the phone is extremely valuable beyond that.
  5. eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
    I certainly use more than just the phone but probably less than 50% of it's full 'features.'

    My opinion of what is actually a feature tends to be different than Apple's.
  6. Spink10 Suspended


    Nov 3, 2011
  7. bandofbrothers macrumors 601


    Oct 14, 2007
    I use the 'features' that fit in currently with my usage wants and needs. :)

    It's quite often that I flick through my iPhone and come across something that's redundant to me personally and think I forgot that was an option. ;)
  8. Mr.Pooya macrumors member

    Jul 30, 2014
    I almost use none of its features except for 3D touch. I dont use siri, Apple music, Spotlight and health options.
  9. Newtons Apple, Jul 16, 2016
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2016

    Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    I doubt most us even half the features. Use what you want and need and the rest does not matter. I laugh at people who have over 50-100 apps on their phone.
  10. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I don't use Siri, or most of the health options, nor is continuity something I ever used.
  11. silverblack macrumors 68030


    Nov 27, 2007
    Define a list of "all features", then I'll tell you.
  12. Retired Cat macrumors 65816

    Jun 12, 2013
    I use Weather and Maps iOS apps, but for most of the other "smart phone" stuff, 3rd party apps dominate.
  13. bingeciren macrumors 6502a


    Sep 6, 2011
    Things I don't use: Siri, Apple Maps, Apple Music, Some of the Health options, Continuity, stock video, Reminders, stock calculator, Wallet, Game Center, iMovie, iTunes Store.
  14. Paddle1 macrumors 68040

    May 1, 2013
    I doubt most people use all the features, and what is classified as a feature? Assistive Touch? Game Center?
  15. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
  16. bufffilm Suspended


    May 3, 2011
    OP: Be better to come up with a list and ask which features you don't use; asking 100%, 75%, etc is rather unrevealing.
  17. now i see it, Jul 16, 2016
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2016

    now i see it macrumors 68020

    Jan 2, 2002
    Stock iOS features or apps or app integration I never use:

    * Siri
    * Watch
    * Podcasts
    * Game Center
    * FaceTime
    * Find Friends
    * Wallet
    * Health (pedometer is too inaccurate)
    * Music
    * Voice Memos
    * Stocks
    * Find iPhone (not yet but good to have)
    * Personal Hotspot
    * Twitter
    * Facebook
    * Flicker
    * Vimeo
    * Fitness Tracking
    * Home Kit
    * Bluetooth Sharing
    * Hand Off
    * Car Play
    * Share My Location
    * Continuity
    * Reachability (& I have a +)
    * Screen Transparency
    * Screen Animations/motion
    * Speak features
    * iTunes WiFi Sync
    * VPN

    * & recently added to the list: Software Update.

    I occasionally use spotlight to search the notes I make. All other search features turned off. & occasionally use Reminders to jot down a quick note.
  18. itsray macrumors 6502

    Jun 5, 2016
    you should probably just get a flip phone then.
  19. I7guy macrumors P6

    Nov 30, 2013
    Looking at Central Park@550 feet
    What I don't use:

    * Watch
    * Health
    * Voice Memos
    * Personal Hotspot
    * Twitter
    * Facebook
    * Fitness tracking
    * Home Kit
    * Screen Transparency
    * Screen Animations/motion
    * Speak featureS
  20. insomniac86, Jul 16, 2016
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2016

    insomniac86 macrumors regular


    Oct 13, 2015
    Perth, Western Australia
    I guess i'm heavily invested into the Apple ecosystem. I use, Apple Pay, Apple Music, iTunes Match, iCloud Drive, Photos iCloud library, iTunes for Movies, Apple Maps, HomeKit (Hue Lights), FaceTime, iMessage, Apple Health, Siri heavily etc. Spotlight search is how i launch all my apps if not spoken with Siri. I use handoff now and then, mainly as an easy way to continue editing a note or for browsing to desktop version of a website.

    My question for those that don't use a lot of Apples features. Why buy an iPhone? They're not cheap, if you want a phone that can run the odd app, why not go Android?

    EDIT: I use Apple Pay, all the time love it.
  21. oneshotpro Suspended

    Aug 13, 2014
    I use spotlight often, stopped using siri as it doesn't seem to work quite right yet. Do not use nearby or apples apps as they are not that great, do use FaceTime and Passbook though.
  22. HEK macrumors 68040


    Sep 24, 2013
    I think that calling this a phone is no longer valid. Is has evolved into a full fledged computer. Mobile with things like phone, GPS, camera, that combine elements from previously seperate devices all into one.

    As such, I use what I am used to, discovering new features or uses as the need arises. So far payment, health, and home features are of used by me. I have or found a need yet. This in no way denegrate those features.

    I would think we would be hard pressed to find. Any individual that uses every feature and utility available. Hell, I would be hard pressed too even name all the features, given the millions of ape available. Who else has used the seismometer feature, or the decibel meter. Those used to be seperate devices.
  23. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    Yup, I use 100% of what I need/want.
  24. bobr1952 macrumors 68020


    Jan 21, 2008
    Melbourne, FL
    Pretty much like my brain--less than 50 percent. ;)
  25. ABC5S Suspended


    Sep 10, 2013
    ...Now how is this thread going to help you OP ? From strangers even ? I'm a little bit :confused:

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