Fairly New Apple iPhone 6 User - What can this device do?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by MC704, Mar 6, 2015.

  1. MC704 macrumors newbie

    Mar 6, 2015
    Hey Guys and Gals,

    It's been ~2-3 weeks since I got my iPhone 6 and I was wondering how I can maximize the use of this phone/what can I do on it...

    I watched youtube videos to maximize my iPhone 6 battery and tips and tricks.

    I do my basic texting, calling, and e-mailing.

    I'm sure I could have gotten away with any smartphone but I got the iPhone 6 and am a little hesitant on why I got it.

    Is there any apps that can enhance my iPhone 6 experience?
  2. FieldingMellish Suspended

    Jun 20, 2010
    Naw, that's about it. You could have gotten something less costly and did the same thing.
  3. JAG21979 macrumors member

    Feb 5, 2015
    Central Florida
    There's something to be said about the simplicity of the iPhone. All the things you mentioned you did with your phone, the iPhone does superbly and I bet you'll be hard-pressed to find another smartphone that does those things well as consistently as the iPhone. I love to take pictures and have found great apps for picture taking. I use VSCO, Camera+, Snapseed, Clonecamera and Manually. Coming from the Galaxy Note 4, which has arguably the best shooter in the business, the combination of software and apps in the app store make the iPhone 6 a better camera in my opinion. Flipboard is a great app for all types of news (tech, sports, politics etc.), and if you choose to look at the Apple news, there's info on apps and even free apps of the day which I check out everyday. Just search around the App store and check out apps that interest you, and if you don't like them, delete them. Good luck!
  4. ichii macrumors 6502a


    Sep 20, 2006
  5. Viscerol macrumors newbie

    Oct 24, 2013
    If you like to make sounds / beats / music, I suggest learning GarageBand, or download BeatMaker 2 (my fave), Nano Studio, AniMoog, Sunvox, and Jasuto (steep learning curve, but very rewarding). AudioBus can tie it all together.

    It's very rewarding to come up with original beats or synth sounds on the fly without having to use the MacBook. All you need is your fingers, headphones and a little inspiration.
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    AAPLinc macrumors 65816

    Jul 27, 2012
    Hollywood, CA
    iPhone 6 is great I love mine!

    Tell us what you like to do, what you enjoy? Included in the iPhone are plenty of Apples own apps that are now free to download. iMovie being one of them. Anyways, there are a million apps in the app store, so the possibilities are endless. Go into the app store and a have search, there are plenty of games and tools and apps that can make your phone hard to put down.

    Just know you made a good purchase with the iPhone 6. The iPhone really is a good choice, iOS is so stable and intuitive and butter smooth, and when purchasing an iPhone you get the satisfaction of knowing that your phone will get software updates and stay pretty relevant for at least 3 years. It's packed with modest specs but amazingly handles operations with ease that other phones with twice the power hiccup at.
  7. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    Well there are all kinds of apps available for all kinds of things. Explore the App Store to see if you find something interesting to at least try out.
  8. MC704 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 6, 2015
    Hey Everyone,

    Thanks for the response. I tried out Flipboard and I like it!

    I also like those Camera Apps! Thanks guys!

    ~I didn't know about those free in the news section! Thanks man!
  9. Abazigal macrumors G4


    Jul 18, 2011

    I didn't start out as a "power user" on my 4s either. But over time, you start to want to do things more quickly and efficiently and then you will be thankful that you have a device powerful enough to support those tasks.


    What is the nature of your work and life and what else would you like to be able to do on your phone? It's a blank slate, and while there is usually an app for whatever task you want, it can take some research and dedication to find a workflow that's suitable for you.

    I have over a hundred apps on my iPhone, so there's definitely a lot of avenues to explore.
  10. The-Real-Deal82 macrumors 604


    Jan 17, 2013
    Wales, United Kingdom
    First off congrats on your superb taste ;)

    It's a simple smartphone that does all the tasks expected of a phone in its class. It doesn't have some of the gimmicks of its rivals but if you want a solid reliable experience, the iPhone 6 is perfect! :)
  11. silverblack macrumors 68030


    Nov 27, 2007
    I am a power user in both iOS and Android. I think iOS really outshines Android where it comes to integration, with other iOS devices, Apple TV and Mac computers.

    With other iOS devices:
    Family Sharing, Air Drop, Photo sharing, iMessages

    With Apple TV:
    Airplay (movies, music)

    With Mac computers:
    Stream movies stored on local computers
    iCloud sync for Calendar, Notes, Safari, Keychain password, Contacts, Photos.

    Finally, app/OS functions that work much better on iOS than Android:
    1. Find my iPhone, iCloud activation/lock
    2. iCloud/iTunes backup (can can actually backs up EVERYTHING on your phone)
    3 .System restore with ipsw (nearly impossible to brick you phone if you are into jailbreaking/modifying system files)
    4. Apple pay
  12. MC704 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 6, 2015
    Hey guys thanks for the responses.

    I'll definitely explore the App Store and see what it has to offer.

    For the most part, I am a simple person and really need call/text/e-mailing to work without a hiccup. I think I made a good choice with all the feedback.

    I'm not a type of person who uses their phone often but I was hoping to make my phone a more integral part of my life to increase my productivity.

    Is there any specific things you guys do to increase your productivity?
  13. heyyitssusan macrumors 65816

    Feb 9, 2014
    I've resorted to using calendars more and having reminders on there, it's actually really convienient.
  14. UAV macrumors regular

    Jan 11, 2015
    duh of course it outshines when using it with other apple products. but that's about it. try using something like handoff on your work computer that's running microsoft, you can't. with android you can use your handoff like features on any computer i.e. windows or mac. one has to keep in mind that once you leave your front door everything changes and you are no longer in the apple world. most of the world runs on microsoft from computers/ terminals at your work to the computers/terminals at the local mcDonalds and even thoes fancy light-up signs you see everyday. of course there are exceptions to these rules but the vast majority runs on MS.
  15. JAG21979 macrumors member

    Feb 5, 2015
    Central Florida
    I enjoy using Siri to add events to my calendar, text people, and anything else I can think of when I'm driving. Of course you can only use the "hey Siri" feature when charging, but I think of a lot of these things while I'm driving. It's nearly flawless. To be able to do these things hands free, and driving is very productive IMHO.
  16. Bacong macrumors 68020


    Mar 7, 2009
    Westland, Michigan
    why do people buy things without researching them?
  17. MC704 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 6, 2015
    Thanks for the help guys.

    I'm starting to be more productive with my phone. I was referred to get this phone by family and friends.

    Like I said earlier, I really never used my phone for anything except for the basic texting, calls, and e-mails. This is a new trip for me.
  18. rugmankc Contributor


    Sep 24, 2014


    I did a lot of research and was pushed by my son and his wife to get one--but am still discovering things--:):):apple::apple:
  19. Max(IT) Suspended


    Dec 8, 2009
    I'd suggest to take a tour in the store and try some apps that you may like.
  20. AppleRobert macrumors 603

    Nov 12, 2012
    Listen to music with decent earphones. You can thank me later and congrats on getting an ip6.

    As far as apps are concerned, try some games.
  21. Will22 macrumors 65816


    Dec 4, 2011
    Did you get a 6 or a 6+? The reason I ask is because I'm considering giving apple another go after leaving when I had my 4s and moving to android and later windows phone.

    At the minute I have a Note 4 but I'm thinking of getting a 6 because I don't really need a huge phone now as I do most things on my Surface Pro 3 How is the battery compared to the Note 4, I know it is not going to be as good but just how much of a difference is there?

    Also I see people getting times of 4 hours in use but is 'in use' in battery the same as screen on time on android?

  22. JAG21979 macrumors member

    Feb 5, 2015
    Central Florida
    I have the iP6. I had the opportunity to play with my wife's ip6+ and loved the simplicity, but got tired with the size. The battery is the one downside of the iP6, bottom line is, it's very unimpressive. However, the standby time is excellent. The Note 4 has the adaptive fast charger, plus the ability to swap out batteries is a huge advantage the Note 4 has over the iPhone. If you're interested solely on the battery life, you'll be disappointed with the iPhone 6 compared to the note 4, the iP6+ has a much better battery than the iPhone 6, much more comparable to the Note 4.
  23. Will22 macrumors 65816


    Dec 4, 2011
    The main reason I'm thinking of the iPhone 6 is the size so I wouldn't be interested in the 6+

    I'm know that the battery in the 6 is going to be a lot worse than the Note 4 but I would be happy if I could get 4 hours screen on time over 2 days. Another thing to note is that I don't use social media apps or sights, I have one outlook account that would be on push and the rest would be things like ebay or amazon and the like. I tend to use my Surface for most of what I do. The phone would be connected to 4g all the time and WiFi 90% of the time.

    The charging bit I don't mind too much but I would miss the fast charging, I also have an Oppo Find 7 and that uses a VOOC charger that will charge the 3100mHa battery from 0-100% in under an hour which leaves even the Note 4 wanting.

    What is the deal with the usage battery details on the iPhone, is that screen on time?

    Thanks for your help by the way.
  24. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    Usage is the phone doing something, whether the screen is on or off.

    As for fast charging, wouldn't that basically not be as good for the battery in the overall/long-term sense?
  25. Will22 macrumors 65816


    Dec 4, 2011
    The way VOOC charging works is that the battery is divided into different compartments and the charger charges all the different cells at a normal rate but at the same time and in doing so it charges the battery faster. As far as I know it doesn't harm the battery in any way, it certainly didn't degrade my battery. My Find 7 that was bought at launch and charged most days has lost nothing to a new one that my wife bought this year because I thought that it would so I swapped the batteries in them and there was no difference.

    Oppo have a smartwatch coming out that will fully charge the battery in 5 minutes.

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