New to iWorld with iPhone 6

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by briandresscc, Dec 31, 2016.

  1. briandresscc macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys. I'm an android user jumping into the iPhone world. It's been really tough. I made the switch because of the abundance of music creation apps in the iOS ecosystem.

    I'm using my wife's old 6 and I'm hoping to really optimize it and get it running well. She complained about it being slow and battery issues so she got a 7.

    I was really great at modding android phones but iOS is so new to me. I am happy I found this place and really appreciate in advance all the support that is here for users.

    Any recommendations on getting this iPhone 6 humming? I know it's a powerful device
     
  2. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    How 'optimized' are you talking?

    I ask because Apple is pretty much the inverse of Android. Where the file system and modding is open to you in Android, Apple prevents you from touching any of that. Your only interface to directly moving things around such as photos, music, etc is through iTunes.

    Apple wants the user to not have to think about those things.

    Jailbreaking allows the Apple user to think bigger, but there are still things that cannot be done.
     
  3. briandresscc thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Huh, very interesting. I guess when I say optimized i mean operating in peak condition. I guess apple products simply do that vs having to tweak say a Pc to make it work at its peak
     
  4. briandresscc thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Her 6 has some things hardware wise that need fixing too. The screen is a little weird sometimes in certain places. She had it replaced when it broke and it sticks up from the rest of the phone sometimes. It's not flush. I have heard that some repair places use cheap parts and that can cause the screen separation
     
  5. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Generally, the recommendation would be to restore the device as new. Most people don't like doing that because it means recreating a lot of stuff but if you haven't put a lot of content on the device then it's probably where you should start.

    You can either do an iTunes restore or an Erase All Contents and Settings from the device itself.

    There are some exceptions, but in general yes, most third party stores do not use true Apple OEM parts. They aren't as cheap.

    This can trip up people who are still under Apple's warranty because Apple considers this an unauthorized repair. That voids the warranty right then and there and Apple won't touch the device.

    You're probably out of warranty but they may or may not replaced the screen for you. Worth a shot though. It's usually less than $200.
     
  6. briandresscc thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well it's out of warranty already. Will they still repair it?
     
  7. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    That's a maybe IDK really. But it won't hurt to ask. They aren't as strict as they used to be.
     
  8. GalaDaliGirl macrumors regular

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    Thank god you're totally wrong. Otherwise that would really suck.

    Media Monkey (for music) and Windows Explorer (for photos) works just fine for me.
     
  9. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Yes, there are apps. And Windows has a certain feature where the camera roll is accessible via USB. But, in general iTunes is the main interface Apple supports.
     
  10. ericwn macrumors 65816

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    ITunes really shines when you adopt to the digital hub strategy, known from the iPod days. A good way to organise music and some other media, but on the other hand, if you don't like it or don't want to learn, apps like Documents by Readdle (just an example) offer other great ways of transferring content to and from a computer or network share.
     
  11. Andrewtst macrumors regular

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    Nothing much you can do beside restore as new phone.

    But the way iPhone 6 is kind of old and it is not very smooth animation in iOS 10.
     

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