iPhone Life Magazine - - How To - BY SIVA OM

While the most dis­tinc­tive fea­tures of the iPhone 6 Plus are its in­cred­i­bly large screen, en­hanced Retina HD dis­play, and ad­vanced cam­era, Ap­ple's latest flag­ship de­vice also has im­pres­sive soft­ware fea­tures to ex­plore.


A spe­cial fea­ture of the de­vice is the ex­tra func­tion­al­ity it of­fers in land­scape mode, dis­play­ing many of the iPhone's built-in apps with split-screen lay­outs. In Mail and Mes­sages, for in­stance, the in­box ap­pears on the left side and con­tent ap­pears on the right. When typ­ing, you'll also no­tice new cur­sor con­trol keys, cut and paste keys, and even a key that lets you se­lect bold, italic, or un­der­lined font styles.

When us­ing this fea­ture in a com­pat­i­ble app, you'll typ­i­cally see a small, dou­ble arrow icon in the up­per left cor­ner that lets you choose be­tween split-screen or full-screen mode. When us­ing Ap­ple's Cal­en­dar app in land­scape mode, both the Month and Day views will dis­play your gen­eral sched­ul­ing in­for­ma­tion on the left side and event-spe­cific de­tails on the right side.


Another soft­ware tweak that's ex­clu­sive to the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus is Reach­a­bil­ity, Ap­ple's clever so­lu­tion for nav­i­gat- ing the de­vices' larger screen while in por­trait ori­en­ta­tion. Ac­ti­vat­ing Reach­a­bil­ity sim­ply re­quires a soft dou­ble tap of the Home but­ton. Keep in mind, you're not de­press­ing the Home but­ton but rather us­ing a se­ries of two feather-light taps. The iPhone's screen will in­stantly shift down­ward, mak­ing any­thing on the screen within reach, even when us­ing the 6 or 6 Plus one­handed.


If you en­joy tak­ing photos and videos, you'll ap­pre­ci­ate Ap­ple's new cam­era fea­tures, most no­tably Op­ti­cal Im­age Sta­bi­liza­tion and the op­tion to shoot videos at 60 frames per sec­ond (FPS) as op­posed to the stan­dard 30 FPS. To se­lect this op­tion, go to Set­tings > Photo & Cam­era, and tog­gle on Record Video at 60 FPS. Although shoot­ing video at 60 FPS pro­duces smoother, higher qual­ity videos, re­mem­ber that it also eats up more of your iPhone's pre­cious stor­age space. This is an im­por­tant con­sid­er­a­tion if you don't have a 6 Plus with a large stor­age ca­pac­ity.

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