iPhone 6 Guide for Starters: Working with primary buttons and controls

The iPhone 6 has
been officially rolled out to public just recently, with the European market as
the first to get a share and hold of this latest iOS smartphone. 

how to use iPhone 6 buttons controls

We would like to help you
get to know more of your new Apple device, so we offer you this starter guide
on how to work with the primary buttons and controls on the iPhone 6.

By the end of this
guide, you should be able to know at least the basic functions of the iPhone 6 — it’s primary
(physical) buttons and controls including Sleep/Wake Up button, Home button,
Volume Up/Down buttons, as well as the Ring/Silent switch.

You may refer to
this guide whenever you want to familiarize with the physical buttons and
controls on your new iPhone 6 smartphone:

  1. Sleep  and Wake button – Located in on the
    topmost corner of the device, this button is used to lock your iPhone,
    when it’s not in use.

to lock/unlock your iPhone 6?

lock your device, just press the Sleep/Wake button. To unlock it, press either
the Sleep/Wake or Home button, and then drag the slider.

can also require or set a passcode to unlock your iPhone for additional
security. To do this, go to Settings, and select ID & Passcode option.

also provide a more detailed and simplified content on how to use a passcode
with data protection on your iPhone 6, soon in this site.

the iPhone is locked, the display is set to sleep, thus it helps save battery
and prevents any unnecessary actions to occur if you touch the display
unintentionally. While the phone is locked, you will still be able receive
phone calls, text messages, alarms, FaceTime calls and notifications. You can
even listen to music and adjust the volume level as you desire.

default, iPhone automatically locks if the screen is idle for more than a
minute or so, or if you don’t touch the screen for quite some time. You can get
to the phone Settings to set or adjust the timing. Here’s how:

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Select General.
  3. Tap Auto-Lock. Here you can
    adjust the screen timer options for your device screen to timeout.

from locking the iPhone, the Sleep/Wake button is also the same button you will
use to turn the iPhone on and off.

to turn the iPhone 6 ON/OFF

turn on your iPhone 6, simply press and hold the Sleep/Wake button until you
will see the Apple logo on the display.

turn it off, press and hold the Sleep/Wake button until you will see the
slider. When you see the slider, simply drag it.

  1. Home button – Like other
    smartphones do, Home button is also present in your iPhone 6. As the name
    implies, this button is used to get you to the Home screen wherein you can
    use other convenient shortcuts to apps available on your device. With the
    Home button, you’ll never get lost.

uses of the Home button on the iPhone 6 include viewing of all opened apps,
using Siri or Voice Control, or turn accessibility features on/off. You can
also use the sensor in the Home button to read your fingerprint, particularly
on iPhone models with Touch ID feature. It’s another way to use or make online
purchases in the iTunes Store, iBooks Store or App Store.

view all opened apps, double-tap on the Home button. .To use Siri or Voice
Control, press and hold the Home button.

  1. Volume Controls – Your iPhone
    6 has physical Volume controls including Volume Up and Volume Down.

controls are necessary when you are using the phone for music or video
streaming. To adjust the volume level, simply press the volume button (up/down)
located on the side of the iPhone. These buttons can also be used to control
the volume for alerts, ringer and other sound effects on your device.

can also use the Volume Up/Down buttons to lock the ringer and alert volumes on
your iPhone 6, with the following steps:

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Select Sounds.
  3. Turn off the Change with

can also limit the volume for music and videos using the iPhone settings.
Here’s how:

  1. Go to Settings.
  1. Select Music.
  1. Tap Volume Limit, to adjust
    volume settings.

hearing safety
, your iPhone may warn you if you’re setting the volume above the
recommended or safe level. It is important to adhere with this warning to help you
avoid hearing loss.

you are in Europe, you can use the EU Volume Limit on your device to limit the
maximum headset volume according to the recommended level. Just enable this
function, with the following steps:

  1. Go to Settings.
  1. Select Music.
  1. Tap Volume Limit.
  1. Turn on EU Volume Limit.

can also prevent changes to the volume limit on your iPhone 6 by going to your
phone Settings-> General->Restrictions.

use of the Volume Up/Down buttons on your iPhone 6 is for taking pictures or
recording videos.

  1. Ring/Silent Switch – This
    switch is used to put your iPhone in ring or silent mode.

the iPhone is in ring mode, it plays all sounds or alerts but in silent mode,
it doesn’t. The iPhone may still vibrate even though it’s set to silent mode.
Other applications that play sounds via built-in speaker like clock alarms,
audio apps like Music and other games can still play sound when in silent mode.

way to change sound and vibration settings on your iPhone 6 is through enabling
Do Not Disturb function. When enabled, calls, alerts and notifications can be
set to silent. We’ll be offering a relevant content on how to use Do Not
Disturb feature on the iPhone 6 in a more detailed manner, in our upcoming
articles. So please keep posted.

all for now!

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