Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus: 40 big tips and tricks for the biggest iPhones

The Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus arrived with a splash and a huge initial sales success, but since they are such a huge upgrade over the smaller, 4-inch iPhone 5s, there is a ton of new features and little things that you can do to tweak the iOS 8 experience on Apple's latest and greatest devices.

Starting with neat features like Reachability that allow you to reach every corner of even the larger phone easily, to the new Family sharing options that give you the opportunity to share apps between 6 people in the family, and finishing up with the plentiful new camera settings, there is a lot of new things that you can do with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. 

We have tried to cover every aspect of those changes and right below you'd find our 40 tips and tricks for getting the most out of the new iPhones in every aspect. And after graduating this concise course in iPhone functions, you can safely say you've become a more advanced user, right?

Related phones

iPhone 6
  • Display 4.7" 750 x 1334 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A8, Dual-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 1810 mAh(14h 3G talk time)
iPhone 6 Plus
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A8, Dual-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2915 mAh(24h 3G talk time)



1. toiletcleaner

Posts: 224; Member since: Oct 10, 2012

Only one I really like is the Bend trick

3. CloutKing

Posts: 7; Member since: Sep 13, 2014

Real original. Do you always go on apple related articles just to talk crap? Get a life.

6. toiletcleaner

Posts: 224; Member since: Oct 10, 2012

*another one bites the dust*

7. 2oozoo

Posts: 21; Member since: Mar 11, 2013

@CloutKing bend over like your phone , dont worry you wont feel anything ,,, but dont crack while coming back

9. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

iLmfao That was epic +1

8. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Listen iBoy, why so iHurt for? God, truth hurts. You need a life more like. Looks like Apple has taken over you....?

21. darkkjedii

Posts: 31616; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Dude why even bother? I'm loving my 6+ and can care less what they have to say about it. Enjoy what you purchased bro it's your money it's your choice.

24. NobiggiFingerStrap

Posts: 6; Member since: Sep 24, 2014

6+ user = big thumb 6 user = average thumb. If you want to have big thumb, use #nobiggi. Available on Amazon. Thank me later.

30. bucky

Posts: 3795; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Dark I have been loving my iPhone 6. The camera improvements are actually very noticeable in indoor and low light too. I have a litte one on the way in a few months so having a nice camera will benefit me greatly


Posts: 654; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

While the Bend trick is state-of-the-art, its not groundbreaking because LG did it first.

26. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Now there's a trick we can all agree on ;)

2. MrKoles

Posts: 368; Member since: Jan 20, 2013

Is there anything Android doesn't know...?

4. xeonfire

Posts: 94; Member since: Feb 15, 2014

The big B is gonna overshadow the 40....

5. gregoryyy3 unregistered

Seeing the times on iMessage was introduced back in ios 7...

11. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2363; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Should have a tip #7 , don't put it in your pockets ;-)

15. zibbyzib2000

Posts: 221; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

I think that was tip #40 but they took it off since there's only 39 tips.

17. S.M.Talha

Posts: 70; Member since: Aug 27, 2014

Actually that is apple's new ibendable feature to make it more pocket friendly.You dont have to worry about your phone since it will bend accordingly with your positions. :)

12. zaza991988

Posts: 16; Member since: Aug 27, 2014

some of these things already exist while ago while other are for iOS 8 and not iPhone 6 specific . Anyway, In the third slide said to use iPad or high power charger for quickly charging your phone. I recommend against that. since high currents tends to inversely affect the number of recharge cycles for lithium-ion batteries. A good rule of thumb is NOT to exceed the rated battery capacity. (i.e. 3000 mAh battery ==> 3A max , 1800 mAh battery ==> 1.8 A Max) and so on.

16. BlueNose1812

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 24, 2014

Fortunately it is the device that determines the current draw rather than the charger. Think of the car analogy - a car is rarley driven at maxiumum speed 24/7 . My car may be capable of 300kph but I am only capable of driving it at 100kph. However I would have to keep my foot to the metal if the car was only capable of 90kph. By your reckoning attaching a 100A charger would charge the phone in seconds.

23. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

I think your phone would explode.

29. zaza991988

Posts: 16; Member since: Aug 27, 2014

Lithium Ion battery charging method is called CC-CV (constant current, constant voltage). using this method generally allows your battery to safely charge for about two hours if you use the battery rated capacity 1mAh => 1 mA charging. what determines the charging current is both the charging circuitry (firmware) inside the phone and the driver that controls that circuitry and of course the USB charger. If the device did not recognize the USB charger, the charging rate the value is selected from a pre-defined value from the driver or form the firmware. Although, you can charge it at a higher current and it would charge faster the number of recharge cycles would generally decrease( so instead of 700 full cycles you get 500 or lower). The higher the current the charging/discharging current the faster the battery health deteriorate. A very high current/voltage/wattage can cause the battery to be destroyed. Trust me, i did research in that topic while interning at at chip manufacturer. We used to test batteries in special battery charging/discharging equipment. and also monitor the current inside the phone.

18. Dizzle

Posts: 10; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

I believe they have fixed that years ago. Where the phone only pulls what it needs from the extra available current. I could be wrong. That goes for not just iPhones

13. nathan.carter

Posts: 416; Member since: Aug 11, 2014

No matter how much it's thrown in people's faces, they just cant believe android is lightyears ahead of ios. Soon google wil take over your iPoc Bend.

14. SellPhones82

Posts: 569; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

TIP #40 - Don't upgrade to iOS 8.0.1 if you have a 6 or 6+ unless you don't mind cell service and Touch ID no longer working!

19. Dizzle

Posts: 10; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

You can tell how many people on this comment section don't even own an iPhone and just want to say something. Only one person has pointed out that most of the things on this list already existed before iOS 8. I'm reading it and seeing things I was already doing on my 5S before the update even came out

20. Elfmonster unregistered

I love that every Apple story is now ruined by the iBend catastrophe. You know there must be one or two employees at Apple who warned Apple execs they had a massively faulty iBend6 on their hands but the execs went, "Whatever, this 1gb ram $900 garbage is optimized for profit margins to add to the $120 billion in profits we have already from screwing over iDiots for a decade. We'll roll with this money optimizer, thanks."

22. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Here's another tip: Apple Wave; try microwaving it, apparently it's really good for the phone.

25. NobiggiFingerStrap

Posts: 6; Member since: Sep 24, 2014

Tip 41. It is #nobiggi. It is #nobiggi finger strap that will save us from thumb ache, thumb stretch, sore pinky, tired palm/wrist.

27. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Doesn't double-tapping open the recent apps menu?...

28. Victor.H

Posts: 1098; Member since: May 27, 2011

No, double pressing opens the recents. Double touching if you prefer (no keypress, just a tap) starts Reachability.

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