Kit Guide: Apple iPhone 6 - using it


This guide is going to help you with some of the core features of your iPhone, from making calls to setting alarms.

1. Making phone calls


Making phone calls is done using the Phone app, which you can find in the bottom-left corner of the Home screen.

Making calls

When you open the app, you see five tabs along the bottom:

  • Favourites: shows your favourite contacts. Press the button in the top-right to add more people to the list, and tap on to call them.
  • Recents: shows any recently made, received or missed calls - tap one to call them back.
  • Contacts: shows all the numbers saved to your phone. Tap one to see their info, and then tap their number to call them.
  • Keypad: use this to dial a number, then press the green phone icon to call it.
  • Voicemail: lets you listen to your voicemail messages.

Answering a call


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When you have an incoming call, there are a couple of different ways to answer it, depending on whether or not your phone is unlocked.

  • If your phone is unlocked, you'll get a red Decline button, and a green Answer button.
  • If your phone is locked, you'll get a green phone icon that you'll need to slide from left-to-right.
  • If you've missed a call, and it shows on your lock screen, swipe left-to-right to call them back.

2. Sending texts & multimedia messages (MMS)


To send texts and attachments, open the Messages app from the Home screen.

Sending texts

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With the app open, the new message button in the top-right, or tap a person's name to reply to them.


If you're writing a new message, tap the To button and start typing a person's name or number. Suggestions from your contacts might show as your typing - tap one to choose them.


Tap the message box at the bottom and start typing your text.


Tap the send button on the right to send the text.

Sending attachments & multimedia messages (MMS)

Follow steps 1-3 above to get your message ready, and then these steps will show you how to add an attachment.

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Tap one of the buttons to the left of the message box:

  • Camera: lets you take a new photo, or pick one from your photo library.
  • Digital Touch: lets you draw sketches, or send a heartbeat.
  • Apps: lots of apps have things you can send in your messages, like pictures, icons and animations.

Once you've added an attachment, tap the send button.

Deleting a text message

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Press and hold the message you want to delete, until a menu pops up.


Press More....


Tap the bin icon at the bottom.


Tap Delete Message.

3. Sending emails


Before you can send emails, you'll need to have added an email account to your phone.

Sending an email

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Open the Mail app from the Home screen.


Tap the new message button in the bottom-right.


Tap the To box, and start typing a person's name or email address. Suggestions from your contacts might show - tap one to choose them.


Type a subject for your email.


Type your message at the bottom.


Tap the Send button in the top-right to send the email.

Adding an attachment

Follow steps 1-5 above to get your email ready, then follow these steps.

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Press and hold in a blank space in your email, until you get a pop-up menu.


Tap the right arrow to see the attachment options:

  • Insert photo or video: lets you a picture or video from your photo library.
  • Add attachment: lets you add a file from a cloud storage app.
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Go through the phone, and find the item you want to attach.


Tap an item to add it to your email.


Tap the Send button to send the email, with the attachment.

4. Setting alarms


Alarms are set and changed using the Clock app - open this up to get started.

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With the app open, tap the Alarm button at the bottom.


Tap the button in the top-right.


Use the hour and minute sliders to set the time you want it to go off.


Tap Repeat and choose the days you want it to sound.

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Tap Label to give the alarm a name, like 'work' or 'school'.


Tap Sound to choose the ringtone for the Alarm.


Use the switch to turn Snooze on or off.


Tap the Save button in the top-right.

Your alarm is set, and will go off at the time and days you've chosen.


5. Tips


Now that you know more about using your phone, here are some tips to help you get a bit more out of it.

Monitor battery usage


You can keep an eye on what's using your battery by going to Settings > Battery.

In here, you can see a list of all the apps that have been using your battery. You can use this info to see which apps are using the most battery, and close apps that you don't need to use.

Send voice messages

Sending voice messages is very similar to sending a text.


Open the Messages app and find the person you want to send a voice message to.


Press and hold the microphone on the message box, and your phone will start recording.


Say the message you want to send, and let go when you're done.


Press the send button to send the voice message.

Photo editing

Your phone comes with some tools for you to edit photos.

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When you're looking at a photo, tap the edit button at the bottom, and you'll be shown all the editing tools. You can:

  • Crop, rotate and zoom
  • Add a filter
  • Adjust the light, colour and black & white tones
  • Add Markup, like sketches and text.


Hopefully, that should be all you need to use your phone, but if you want some more help, you can get in touch with our Team Knowhow Experts here.

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