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Video: 13 somewhat hidden iPhone 6 tricks you need to know

Published Dec 4th, 2014 9:55AM EST
iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Texting Tricks
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Apple has already sold a boatload of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus phones to a variety of users, from diehard iPhone fans and Android users deciding to switch platforms, to first-time smartphone users. While most iPhone buyers have already mastered most the features iOS 8 has to offer, even the hidden ones, there might be plenty of users who aren’t aware of everything iOS can do on the new, and old, iPhones and iPads. So, Business Insider has put together a quick video showing “13 hidden tricks you didn’t know your iPhone 6 can do.”

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The publication shows you how to respond to texts directly from the lock screen or while in an open app, how to send video and audio messages that self-destruct, how to mute texts and leave group chats, how to forward certain texts, and how to view all the media files someone has shared with you.

Furthermore, the video shows you how to let your friends track your whereabouts for a limited amount of time, and how to share your location only with certain contacts.

Email multitasking, app battery usage stats and Siri-related features such as using the virtual assistant without hands, and having it read any text out loud are also demoed in the full video, which is embedded below.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.