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Hi, I'm Nat with Howcast and I'm going to show you how to use your new iPhone 6s. The iPhone 6s introduces some new features such as 3D Touch and Live photos. In this video we will be going over the basics of your iPhone.
Think of me as your personal tech support, as a friend who got the phone a week earlier than you.
In this video, I'll show you how do things like save your battery life, download and organize apps, make calls, check voicemails, use the camera, browse the web, navigate with maps, play music, and have Siri search and complete tasks for you. Sure, that may sound like a lot, but in no time, you'll be saying "Hey Siri, text my girlfriend that I miss her"
The iPhone 6s has four buttons. Five, if you count this little switch. Is a switch a button? The phone has four microphones: one here, for talking on the phone; two on top, next to the speaker; and one on the back, next to the camera's lens.
The iPhone 6s's screen is made from Ion-X glass, and has a 3D Touch sensor beneath it. 3D Touch is a new feature to only this iPhone which allows the phone to behave differently depending on how hard you press. We'll talk more about this later.
On the back of the iPhone, you'll see the camera, which is protected by a small piece of scratch-resistant Sapphire glass.
First is the screen's On/Off button. Located on the right side of the phone near the top, it quite simply turns your phone's screen on and off.
The most important button is the Home button. It will turn the screen on if it's off. If you're in an app, press the Home button to return to your Home Screen. Press it twice, rapidly, to see all the apps that are currently running. Press and hold the Home button to open Siri. We'll talk about that later.
On the left are the volume buttons, which can be used to change the volume of all your sounds, for your example your ringer.
The earbuds that come with your iPhone also have volume control buttons on them. Just press to plus sign to make it louder and the minus sign to make it quieter.
Last is this switch, which turns your ringer on or off. Simple enough, right? You would use this in an important meeting or in a movie theatre. Now, let's start using the iPhone.
Most actions on the iPhone are performed not with buttons, but by tapping, swiping, or otherwise poking the screen itself.
On your home screen, you can see all of the apps that you have. The iPhone comes with a number of apps already installed. Thousands more can be purchased or downloaded for free from the App Store.
An app is a program on your phone designed to perform a specific task or function. For example, the Weather app shows you the weather forecast in your area, and this Howcast Fitness app that I've added to my phone provides me with workout videos.
Each app is represented by its own little square button on your home screen. Swipe to the left to see more apps. To open an app, simply tap the icon once. Tap the home button to return to the home screen.
Maybe you don't like how your apps are organized on your screen. To move your apps around, tap one of them and hold your finger down for a second. The app icons will all start wiggling like they're nervous about being moved. Simply drag the app icon to its new position or group them together to put them into a folder that you create.
Quick Actions is a cool new feature that only available on the iPhone 6s. It's a simple drop-down menu of shortcuts to useful functions within an app.
To activate your Quick Actions just press the screen a bit harder on the app icon and a quick actions menu will appear.
Let's try one. If you want to take a quick selfie, just press hard on the Camera icon and choose "Take a selfie". The iPhone will automatically open the Camera app and turn on the front-facing camera, allowing you to quickly take a picture of yourself in front of a celebrity or a robbery in progress.
To instantly get directions to your home from your current location, press hard on the Maps app and select "Directions Home". The phone will map out driving, walking and public transportation options for you. In order for your phone to know where you live, make your home address and information is in your phone's contacts.
Not every app has Quick Actions available for it, so don't be surprised if this doesn't work with every app icon.
Now that you know your way around your new iPhone 6s, let's customize things a bit. In this section, I'll show you how to, set up your email, and connect to a WiFi network.
You should have already set up a passcode