The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus are two examples of Apple’s most advanced iPhone to date, announced alongside a brand
new Apple TV, an
iPad mini 4 and the much-rumoured
iPad Pro at Apple’s September 2015 event. Launching only weeks after the announcement, the phones are already hugely popular in the market, mainly thanks to an improved camera, faster processor and, most importantly, the introduction of 3D Touch technology. For those of you that took the plunge and bought the iPhone 6s or 6s Plus, we’ve found a number of hidden features/tips to get the most out of your smartphone.
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Set a Live Photo as your lock screen image
One of the biggest features of the iPhone 6s is the camera, namely the introduction of ‘Live Photos’, still images that animate when activated via force touch. These Live Photos are meant to give you a glimpse of what was happening when the photo was taken – a fantastic feature when you want to take a trip down memory lane. However, many iPhone 6s and 6s Plus users are unaware that these live photos can be used as the lock screen image and animated at any time.
To set a live photo as your lock screen image, simply open the Photos app and browse to the image you want to use. Once opened, tap the Share button (square with an arrow pointing out of it) and scroll along until you find ‘Set as Wallpaper’, then tap it. Making sure ‘Live Photo’ is selected, set the image as your lock screen wallpaper and lock your iPhone. Now all you need to do is force touch the screen to animate the image!