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11 Clever iPhone 6 Hacks

Apple's smartphone is full of little surprises. Do you know about these tips and tricks for your daily iPhone use?
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The iPhone has undergone quite the transformation since it was first launched in 2007. We've watched as Apple's famous smartphone evolved from its basic model of eight years ago to the high-powered iPhone 6 Plus currently on the market.

With the launch of the iPhone, Apple took a big risk in redesigning the modern cellphone, and it continues to pay off big-time. The company announced a record-setting 47.5 million iPhone shipments during its most recent fiscal third quarter.

It's easy to see why the iPhone has been such a tremendous success -- it's powerful, easy to use, and comes with a massive app store offering everything from annoyingly addictive games to technical tools for niche professions.

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As IT pros, you're up-to-date on new tech trends, digital devices, apps, and accessories. You know the iPhone is one of the most efficient smartphones on the market; you may even have one for business purposes and another for personal use.

But how well do you know your iPhone?

I recently upgraded my personal phone from an iPhone 4 to an iPhone 6 and have since become obsessed with exploring the seemingly endless capabilities of my new device. It seems I discover a new feature, however subtle, every day.

Not only does my iPhone 6 have a fully functional power button and smooth, crack-free screen, I can use it to see which apps are draining my battery, exit or mute group chats, and enter a long alphanumeric passcode.

Read on to learn about other tricks I've discovered with my iPhone 6. If you're a seasoned iPhone user some of these may not come as a surprise, but there could be a hidden tidbit that will help make your iPhone more effective and efficient.

Of course, if you notice I'm missing a hidden iPhone hack, feel free to share your own tips in the comments.

Kelly Sheridan is the Staff Editor at Dark Reading, where she focuses on cybersecurity news and analysis. She is a business technology journalist who previously reported for InformationWeek, where she covered Microsoft, and Insurance & Technology, where she covered financial ... View Full Bio

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nomii
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nomii,
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8/14/2015 | 1:58:06 AM
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@Thang you are absolutely correct. It is basically how you preceive it. If some one is doing something for betterment even he is also hacking the device. So its basically a very difficult thing to do. In my point of view anybody who is trying to get deep inside the system to find something which is not known but already available is also termed as hacking which in actual sense should not be. Someone told me how to enter into smart phones developers option which is not known to many. What should I say to that? Hacking or just deep knowledge
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ThangH383,
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8/12/2015 | 12:18:25 PM
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@Nomii, I've just simply want to point out this nowadays common problem, of how the term "hack" is often being misused, whether because of misunderstanding or simply because it sounds cool.
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nomii,
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8/12/2015 | 9:29:40 AM
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@Thang I think we need to wait sometime as many are already on the job of finding new hacks. wait and things like cheats and walkthroughs will be available soon  :)

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ThangH383,
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8/11/2015 | 11:31:45 AM
Article Title
These are simply Iphone tips, how to use some of the design features.

Hacking is when someone create or modify something, such as a program, to circumvent or manipulate the way the device was designed or intended to work.

 

 
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8/11/2015 | 10:50:18 AM
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