Users who got a chance to buy the newest iPhone 6s Plus or iPhone 6s can enjoy the fun iOS 9 feature Live Wallpapers. This option is officially not available on older Apple smartphones but you can still enable Live Wallpaper on iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus if you know one great trick.
The Cupertino company always adds some exclusive features to its new generation handsets. This year iPhone 6s owners got a list of options that are not supported by previous gen versions. Still those who are updated to and jailbreak iOS 9 – 9.0.2 firmware can make their wallpapers live similar to the experience on 6s lineup.
How to Enable Live Wallpaper iPhone 6 Instruction
Step 1. Make sure your iPhone 6 or 6 Plus is jailbroken.
Step 2. Download LiveWallEnabler tweak from Cydia store. You’ll have to add this repo: http://repo.fortysixandtwo.com to your list of repositories. Users who are enjoying the tweak say you also have to click the download link in Cydia and open it in Mega. Then you have to long press on .deb in Mega until you get the option to copy it to Filza. In Filza you should click on the link and select the option to install the tweak. This is the new iOS 9 tool that addresses the Live Wallpapers option only.
Step 3. Install the tweak and respring.
Step 4. Open Settings.
Step 5. Go to Wallpaper pane you’ll find in Settings.
Step 6. You will see the new Live folder there.
Step 7. Here you will find your animated wallpapers.
Step 8. It is possible to set your live wallpapers as Lock screen wallpaper. To do so, tap on the wallpaper you want to use and select one of the three options: Live Photo, static or perspective [here is the list of other great iOS 9 tweaks from Cydia].
Step 9. To view your Live wallpapers you’ll have to tap-hold the finger on your Lock screen. The image will animate similar to real iPhone 6s wallpaper.
If you download iPhone 6 Live Wallpapers without the tweak you will get only still images. However the jailbreak app can really animate wallpapers and make them ‘alive.’
It’s been six months since the first iPhone 6 Plus review and official release date. A lot of customers fell in love with the next generation of Apple mobile devices. Both iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are among top sellers in the U.S., China and around the world. This proves that this is one of the best gadgets to purchase at the moment.
There are some iPhone 6 Plus flaws but no device is perfect. There are a lot of reasons for purchasing this gadget and one of them is its big screen. This is the largest Apple smartphone ever released.
iPhone 6 Plus Pros and Cons
Users who carry around their seventh-gen 6 Plus know about its good and bad sides. But they don’t hurry to switch it for a different model. Why? I’ll explain this to you.
There are a lot of mobile devices that are trendy. Customers like bigger screens and modern features. This is the main reason why Apple started to work on the super-sized iPhone, and the success that followed its launch helped to set the record-breaking revenue in Q1 2015.
This smartphone is huge. I mean it. But you can quickly adjust to this new size and even start to love the 5.5-inch screen [there are simple one hand use tips for iPhone 6 Plus]. The first drawback we want to mention is this smartphone is very easy to drop because of its sleek aluminum body. Use a case and you’ll prevent it from being dropped by accident. If you get a case you’ll also hide the protruding camera [it helps you to snap great images and record awesome videos both indoors and outdoors] and this flaw won’t be noticed by you.
Let’s get back to the bigger display. It is by the way 1080p Retine HD screen that is incredible and offers bright colors, beautiful gameplay and amazing touch. This display is perfect for reading. Some users even stopped using their tablets after they got this new smartphone. It is multitasking and you can get so much out of it.
The 6 Plus is great for watching TV, surfing web, playing games, listening to music etc. There are tons of apps that are optimized for the big screen yet there are still a lot of applications and games that look out of proportion because half a year wasn’t enough for some devs to work on their program updates.
You can use your 6 Plus for a long while on one battery charge overnight. Heavy users might need to charge it more often though.
I love the A8 processor. It is enough for the gadget and a lot of users will agree on this. The iPhone 6 Plus review won’t be complete without notes about its smooth performance and fast loads. Sadly, Apple offers only 1GB of RAM but experts hope this number will double in the next iPhone line.
Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus is the biggest smartphone this company has ever released. It comes with the 5.5-inch screen while its ‘brother’ iPhone 6 has 4.7-inch display and all previous models [iPhone 5c, 5S, 5, 4S, 4] have the 4-inch screen. How comfortable iPhone 6 plus one hand use can be? Read these tips and you’ll know what you can do with the huge ‘fruit’ phone.
The list is not too long. You might find some advice handy and must-know, especially if you are already using your 6 Plus gadget with both hands. Free one hand. This is easy when you know where to practice your new knowledge.
How to Use iPhone 6 Plus with One Hand
Tip 1. Since the 5.5-inch screen is pretty big you can create folders with your apps. This way you can reach the folder with your thumb, for example, and get fast access to the programs stored inside.
Tip 2. You can double click on your Home button to invoke Reachability view available in iOS 8. This feature slides your screen down making it possible and simple to click on everything that is located on your display’s top.
Tip 3. There is a big number of fun and simple Cydia tweaks for iOS 8 iPhone 6 Plus so if you jailbreak you’ll be able to use them all. This tip is good for users who are running iOS 8.1.2 and below versions because both iOS 8.1.3 which Apple stopped signing recently and current iOS 8.2 you can install now are not jailbreakable at the moment.
Tip 4. If you have a number of apps you use most of all you should change their position on your Home screen. Just place them to the bottom of it and closer to the edge so that you can easily reach the icons with your right or left hand.
Tip 5. Try to hold your smartphone not at the bottom of the device, but a bit higher. This way you can access more information on the screen.
Tip 6. One-handed use of the iPhone 6 Plus can be simplified with QuickType feature. This option suggest words to finish your phrase above your virtual keyboard. It is not hard to choose the suggestion with a thumb.
Has it become simpler to use iPhone 6 Plus with one hand?
The new Apple Pay system continues to grow in the U.S. More banks and stores support this iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus mobile payment option and the latest news mentions Apple Pay White House support with the federal payment cards, which is too superb for all fans of the iOS products.
It is interesting how fast credit unions and banks jump on board and start working with Apple even though a lot of organizations at first were skeptical about such a system launch. The Cupertino-based giant introduced its new form of payment in the fall of 2014 along with iOS 8.1 update offered back in the end of October.
Some stores tried it and refused accepting this method of mobile payment at first. Later on, as iPhone 6 became highly popular in the U.S. and more customers started to use Apple Pay to checkout in stores, new banks and unions started to add to this system expanding the network of supported organizations with the speed of a hurricane.
Apple Pay federal payment cards support is a new step to further development. The White House officially stated that it supported this system on February 13, 2015. Customers who have Social Security benefits or veterans using a debit card can use it for paying with Apple Pay on iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 6.
This deal works with both government cards and Direct Express payment network. It is working through GSA SmartPay.
A lot of users know about iPhone 6 SIM lock Vodafone problem that was present in different countries, including Germany. Finally, as local media confirm it, this carrier has removed the lock for all customers. Everything has changed automatically, meaning if you own the latest Apple smartphone that was tied to this European carrier you can breath a sign of relief and finally start using any SIM with your smartphone.
It is not a secret that a lot of customers dreamt about Vodafone Germany iPhone 6 unlock which was available to anyone who found out about factory IMEI unlock. Luckily, there is no need to pay for becoming permanently unlocked because the SIM lock must have been already removed for each user with the iDevice [only model 6] that was purchased from German Vodafone mobile company.
According to different sources, you can now connect to WLAN and insert any not-supported SIM [from any local carrier or foreign company] and get the signal. If your iDevice doesn’t see the SIM you might need to restart your device or connect to iTunes so that it checks with Apple servers and makes sure you have been unlocked automatically by the system.
All modern carriers in Germany sell unlocked iPhone 6 and Vodafone was the last local provider that had smartphones locked to its network.
A lot of companies are curious to learn Apple marketing strategy from the inside, however, the Cupertino-based giant keeps it in secret. Nothing unusual, as Apple market share in 2014 is tremendous, especially in the Asian markets. The new report shows that Apple sales in Asia set a record for the iOS company.
The seventh generation device brought Apple incredible results in the home of Samsung gadgets. Different sources mention that the launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus caused real iOS 8 mania in China and South Korea.
Can you imagine that Apple grabbed 33 percent of market share in South Korea where Samsung’s home turf if? Yes, such results were reached in November, 2014. This is over 18 percent plus to what Apple previously had in this country.
You can guess that Samsung dropped its market share in its home country and got 46 percent instead of 60 percent as it used to have before the official release of iPhone 6 models. As noted by experts, this is the first time in the history of mobile device industry in Korea when a foreign brand goes over 20 percent market share mark.
Apple managed to grab 51 percent of market share in Japan and 12 percent in China. These numbers are impressive as the company left behind Sony and might soon overrun Xiaomi and Lenovo.
Apple market share in 2014 happens only thanks to the highly demanded iPhone 6. The company is believed to improve such results in 2015.
Apple sells two unlocked smartphones: SIM-free iPhone 6 and T-Mobile gadget in its online store in the United States. What is the difference between these two models? Are they similar or identical? Some customers wish to get the answers, so we are here to explain to you what the difference between SIM free and unlocked iPhone 6 / 6 Plus from its T-Mobile version is.
This is the only carrier that offered both iPhone 6 Plus and 6 to be used with some mobile companies around the world. Both iPhone 6 SIM-free vs. T Mobile are sold at $649 for the 16GB 6 model and $749 for the same space capacity iPhone 6 Plus. So is there a big deal or not?
You might think that SIM free unlocked T-Mobile iPhone 6 Plus / 6 is the same as T-Mobile smartphone, but you are wrong. These two models are different.
According to Apple, T-Mobile iPhone 6 Plus is available as model A1522 while the same unlocked iPhone 6 Plus comes as A1524; and T-Mobile iPhone 6 comes as A1549 while unlocked model is named A1586.
While both versions support the same frequencies there is a big difference between them. Unlocked and T-Mobile gadgets come with support for different bands: TD-SCDMA and TD-LTE. The SIM-free models support more mobile companies across the world than the T-Mobile iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.
For example, Apple unlocked iPhone 6 will work on China Mobile, Unicom and Telecom networks and T-Mobile iPhone 6 won’t support these carriers. The list of supported mobile operators can be found on the Cupertino-based site or at retail stores. If you are planning to travel abroad and wish to connect through local SIMs you better purchase the unlocked smartphone instead of T-Mobile version [even though this cell phone also supports a huge number of both local U.S. carriers, such as AT&T and Verizon, and worldwide networks such a Bell, Rogers, MTS, Telus, Telcel, Movistar and others].
At current time you can purchase unlocked iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 6 in the U.S. It means that you can get a device that’s unlocked but includes a T-Mobile SIM card in the package.
According to new reports Apple company will broaden the unlocked variants to choose from a bit, and you will get a chance to purchase SIM-free iPhone 6 and 6 Plus units on Tuesday, January 6.
The internet resources stated that new iPhone buyers will be able to pick up the SIM-free devices both from Apple’s physical retail stores, and Apple Online.
At current time Apple sells its new unlocked iPhone models in the US configured for Verizon, Sprint, AT&T and T-Mobile, the one that is unlocked and can be used on supported carriers around the world. A SIM-free option means that customers can choose their own carrier, without having to worry about incompatibilities or restrictions, plus use the handset overseas with a different SIM card.
As it was mention above you can buy unlocked iPhone you will get T-Mobile SIM in the box or purchase a device with a carrier contract bundled with the device.
This Apple move means that those users who don’t want to use a T-Mobile SIM, or even will throw one away after they open the box, will not have to. The reports do not indicate that there is any difference between these SIM-free unlocked variants, and the one that’s at present time available from Apple.
Depending on screen size and choice of storage space the pricing will start at $649 and going all the way up to $949. So if you want to purchase unlocked iPhone 6 Plus or iPhone 6 visit retail store or use online service.
Apple Christmas sale 2014 seems to be pretty cool, at least, one latest report published online states that over half of new smartphones and tablets that were activated in the end of December belonged to the iOS giant.
The huge iPhone activation Christmas percent [to be exact, it is 51.3] means that most customers got iPhone 6 or 6 Plus for holidays. These numbers are not only from across the U.S. They are from around the world.
The report is based on data that was obtained from over 600,000 applications tracked by one company. It focuses on the dates between December 19 and 25, 2014. Apple got the first place with over 50 percent. Samsung comes second with around 18 percent of worldwide mobile device activations and Nokia places third with around 6 percent. There are three mobile giants that got nearly one percent in total, they are Huawei, HTC and Xiaomi [all these firms are popular in Asia].
Both iOS 8 iPhone 6 models are real blockbusters in 2014. A lot of consumers might find them under their Christmas tree on New Year. We’ll see what analysts are to note in the beginning of 2015. For now, as it is mentioned in the survey, the number of iOS applications and other program installs at least doubled on Christmas Day if compared with early December.
Here is useful guide on how to setup new generation iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus if you have just buy it as Christmas present and want to use it. Follow this informational guide on how to configure the device, install the needed apps and become acquainted with all device’s features.
Back up your old phone
Don’t forget to back up your old phone before start to use the new one. iTunes is the best and the fastest way to do it. So connect it using the appropriate USB cable to your Mac and fire up iTunes. Choose your iPhone, and under Backups, select This Computer. Check Encrypt local backup as your account passwords are stored and you won’t have to enter them all again. Tap on the button to Back up now.
Restore from backup
After your phone is up and running and everything’s how you like, then you can switch back to iCloud backups if you want, go Settings > iCloud > Backup.
Finish the setup process
Although the restoring process is done, you still have few steps to complete the setup on your brand-new phone. You’ll enter your iCloud account password. In case you use two-factor authentication of iCloud account you also need to enter a second security code. Than the iCloud terms and conditions should be agreed with. The next step is to set up the options on how people can reach you over iMessage and Face Time. Of course you can skip all these steps and do them later.
Configure Touch ID fingerprint sensor
You should create your Touch ID. Follow the device’s instructions so it can examine your unique fingerprint asking you to touch repeatedly the home button’s fingerprint sensor. To get a full picture the system even ask you touch with the edges of your thumb. You’ll also set a Passcode for backup. The last important step is to decide if you want to use that fingerprint to make purchases in the App Store and iTunes Store. Using your fingerprint instead your Apple ID’s password is a huge time saver.
Check the settings
Your home screen will have an free space where you can put more app icons. Although you’re done this work. You should open the Settings app and check out the new options, as well as update the settings.
Select the resolution with Display Zoom
The zoomed view enlarges the size of the app icons and touch targets. A three-panel preview is shown, including how the home screen would look with each setting option.
Update your apps
Every app in iOS 8 should be updated, visit the App Store to do it. Also apps can be auto-updated by clicking the Updates switch in Settings > iTunes & App Stores > Automatic Downloads. But it is better recommended to do it manually because you can read release notes that come with each update and check what’s changed.
Open the Tips app
A brand-new app called Tips was added to support iOS 8. It is very useful to get some short usage informational tips about using your device.
Jailbreak iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus
Apple company always wants to control the usage experience of your iPhone by controlling the App Store and preventing the installation of apps from third-party sources. You can jailbreak your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus in case you want to get different tweaks and begin to utilize your device in free way .
Set up Apple Pay
The best thing to have iPhone 6 is the ability to use the new payment method called Apple Pay. So start to use a credit or debit card to buy products online. The important is that using Apple Pay doesn’t reveal the information of your real credit card to the stores you shop in, so it is a real secure method to purchase.
Now you know how to setup new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus and start to enjoy using it.