Kit Guide: Apple iPhone 6 Plus - using it


This guide will help you get to grips with some of the basics of your iPhone 6 Plus.


1. Making phone calls


Here's how to make phone calls from the iPhone 6 Plus.

make a phone call

From your Home screen, tap the green Phone icon in the bottom-left corner.


When the app opens, you'll see a few different options:

Favourites - shows your most called contacts. You can also add new ones by tapping the icon.
Recents - shows the contacts and numbers you've called, or received calls from, most recently.
Contacts - displays a list of all of the contacts saved on the iPhone. You can add new contacts by tapping the at the top right-hand corner of the screen.
Keypad - brings up the number pad so you can enter a number manually.
Voicemail - calls your voicemail. 

Use one of these options to find a contact, choose the 'Keypad' option to manually dial a number.


Press the green button to start the call.

getting a call

To answer a call, just swipe the button to the right while the phone's ringing.

If you miss a call, you can quickly return it by swiping the missed call notification to the right.

2. Sending texts & multimedia messages (MMS)


This part of the guide shows you how to send normal text message and messages with attachments.


Sending a new text

send a text

On the Home screen, tap the Messages app (it's the green icon with a speech bubble in it).


Press the icon in the top right-hand corner.

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To add a recipient, tap the 'To' box and type their number, or start typing their name. If you see the contact you want in the suggestions, tap it. You can also choose from your contacts by tapping the icon.


Tap the text box, and type your message.


To send the message, tap Send.

Sending multimedia messages (MMS)


send an mms message

Get your message ready by following steps 1 - 4 above.


Tap the camera icon to the left of the text box.


Scroll through the images and tap the one you want to add.


Add more text if you want, then press the Send button to send the message with the attachment.

3. Sending emails


You can send and receive emails from lots of different email providers on the iPhone 6 Plus. If you haven't set your email accounts up yet, you can find out how in our iPhone 6 Plus Setup Guide.


Sending an email

send an email

From your Home screen, tap the Mail app (it's blue with a white envelope).


Tap the pen & paper icon in the bottom right-hand corner.

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To add a recipient, tap the To box. You can either type the email address in full, start typing a contact's name, or press the + icon to search through your contacts.


Enter a Subject for your email.


Tap the large white area in the middle of the screen and type your email.


Press Send in the top right corner to send your email.

Adding an attachment

You can attach photos, videos, and documents that are stored in your phone's memory, or files from your iCloud.

adding an attachment

Get your email ready by following the steps above to number five.


Touch and hold the blank area of the screen.


Choose either Insert Photo or Video or Add Attachment (if you want to attach a file from iCloud, tap 'Add Attachment', even if it's a photo or video).

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Find the file you want to add and tap it.


In the preview window, tap Choose to attach it to your email.


Add more text if you want, then tap Send.

4. Setting alarms


The Alarm app on your iPhone 6 Plus can come in really handy. You can use it to wake you up in the morning, or to set reminders for yourself.

set an alarm

From your Home screen, tap the Clock app.


Tap the Alarm clock icon at the bottom.


Press + in the top-right to add a new alarm.


Use the sliders to set the time you want the alarm to go off.

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Tap Repeat to set the alarm to go off on specific days. You'll also see a few other options, like changing the name of the alarm, or setting an alarm tone.


Tap Save in the top right corner.


Turn an alarm on or off by tapping the switch next to it. To delete or edit one, press the Edit button in the top-left corner.

5. Tips


Now that your iPhone 6 Plus is up and running and you've got to grips with some of the basics, here are a few tips to help you get the most out of your phone.

Managing your battery usage

It can be frustrating when phone's battery dies, so Apple have introduced some features to help you get a bit more from the battery.

To get to the 'Battery Usage' menu, go to Settings > General > Usage Battery Usage. Tapping Battery Life Suggestions will give you a few options for extending the battery life.

You'll also see a list of apps showing you how much battery each app has used, which is great for checking which apps are draining your phone the most.

Sending Voice Messages

As well as sending text messages to other Apple users, iMessage also lets you send voice messages.

  1. Open the iMessage app.
  2. Choose a contact to send your voice message to.
  3. Tap and hold the microphone icon, and start speaking.
  4. To send the message, swipe up to the arrow that appears.


Photo Editing

The iPhone 6 Plus comes with a lot of editing options to help make your photos look great. To open the editing options, just open a photo from your gallery, and tap Edit in the top-right corner.

editing photos

You'll see three icons across the bottom of the screen that let you crop, rotate, apply filters, and edit the contrast, brightness, and colour. Don't worry about ruining your photo, you can undo any changes you make.

If you need any more help using your iPhone 6 Plus, you can contact one of our Team Knowhow Experts here.

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