How to Create a Playlist in Apple Music

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With the addition of the new Apple Music streaming service, the music app on the iPhone now looks quite a bit different. Check out how to create and curate a playlist in Apple Music on the iPhone 6.

  1. Open the Music app.
  2. Navigate to the My Music tab at the bottom.
  3. At the top, tap on My Playlists.
  4. Tap the New button next to All Playlists.
  5. Add a title and cover to your new playlist.
  6. Add a description to your playlist, then add your songs using the green plus button.
  7. Tap Done to complete the creation of the playlist.
  8. To rearrange the songs in your playlist, tap Edit, then drag the songs to your desired order using the grab bars to the left of each song.

How to Listen to Beats 1 on Apple Music

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In addition to the customized radio features of Apple Music, there is also the Beats1 radio, a live stream of music curated by some of the world’s top DJs. Check out how to listen to Beats1 in Apple Music on the iPhone 6.

  1. Open the Music app.
  2. Tap on the Radio tab at the bottom.
  3. Tap on Listen Now under the Beats 1 logo. You are now listening to Beats 1 Radio.
  4. Tap the heart icon to favorite the currently playing track, or use the share button to start a station based on the song, add to your music, and more.

How to Filter Unknown Senders on iPhone 6

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Mass marketers and spammers have caught up with the times. In addition to the annoying phone calls, companies are now sending unwanted text messages as well. On the iPhone, there is a solution. Check out how to filter messages from unknown numbers on your iPhone 6.

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Tap on the Messages menu.
  3. Enable the toggle for Filter Unknown Senders. This prevents seeing messages from numbers that are not in your Contacts list.

How to Change Text Size and Boldness on iPhone 6

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The majority of what people do on their smartphones is read. So of course you want to have the best experience for this extremely common activity. Check out how to adjust the size and thickness of the text on your iPhone 6.

 

 

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Tap on the Display & Brightness menu.
  3. Tap on Text Size to adjust the size of system text.
    • Use the slider to select the desired text size.
  4. Toggle the Bold Text switch to enable bolder text across your iPhone.

Favorite and Recent Contacts in Multitasking Switcher on iPhone 6

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The iPhone’s phone app has a favorites list because Apple knows that you have a handful of people that you contact more often than anyone else. With the latest version of the iPhone’s software, it’s now even easier to get in touch. Check out how to use the Recent Contacts shortcut on your iPhone 6.

  1. Double click the home button to open the App Switcher.
  2. You will see your Favorites list from the Phone app at the top.
  3. Swipe left to see your recent contacts.
  4. Tap on any contact to show the contact options: Phone call, Message, FaceTime, or FaceTime Audio.
  5. To disable the Favorites list or the recents list in the app switcher:
    1. Open the Settings app.
    2. Tap on the Mail, Contacts, Calendars menu.
    3. Find the Show In App Switcher menu under the Contacts section.
    4. Toggle on or off either the Phone Favorites or Recents options to show or hide in the App Switcher.

Advanced Mail Features on iPhone 6

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iOS 8 brought with it a lot of cool features and improvements across many of the default apps, and the Mail app is no exception. Check out how to use the new gestures in the Mail app to make email even faster on your iPhone 6.

  1. Open the Mail app.
  2. In your Inbox, swipe right on any message to mark as read.
  3. Swipe right again to mark as unread
  4. Swipe left to Trash the email, Flag, or More.
  5. Tapping More will bring up a menu with options to Reply, Forward, Flag, Mark as Read, Move to Junk, Move Message, or Notify Me.
  6. Long swipe left to trash the email without having to tap Trash.

How to Manage Device Storage on iPhone 6

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We don’t all want to shell out the extra money required for the bigger capacity iPhones, but that means running out of room for all our apps and media. Fortunately, the iPhone has some features to help make your space stretch further. Check out how to manage the storage of your iPhone 6.

  1. Open the Settings app, then open the General menu.
  2. Tap on Usage. In this menu, you can see an overview of the storage used on your device.
  3. Tap on Manage Storage.
  4. Here, you can see the apps and media that is taking space on your device, organized by most space to least.
  5. While default apps cannot be deleted, third party apps can be deleted by tapping on their listing, then tapping Delete App.
  6. One of the biggest data hogs on iPhones is video. Keep an eye on your Videos album in the Photos app and delete what you can to reduce the used storage on your device.

How to Add URL Shortcut to Home Screen on iPhone 6

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Even though apps have filled the void of many services and sites on our phone, sometimes navigating to our website using the browser is just faster or better. Check out how to add website shortcuts to the home screen on your iPhone 6.

  1. Open the Safari app and navigate to the website you wish to create a shortcut for.
  2. Tap on the Share icon (a square with an arrow pointing out) in the toolbar at the bottom.
  3. Tap on Add to Home Screen.
  4. Edit the name as you see fit, then tap on Add.
  5. You will find your new shortcut on your home screen. Tap on the shortcut to take you immediately to that website.

How to Send Multiple Photos in Messages on iPhone 6

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Text messages and iMessage are a great way to share photos with your friends, family, and other contacts. But what if we want to save our fingers some taps and send multiple photos at once? Check out how to send multiple photos and videos in a single message on your iPhone 6.

  1. Open the Messages app.
  2. Create a new message, or select an existing conversation.
  3. Tap on the camera icon at the bottom left of the screen, above the keyboard.
  4. You will see a carousel of the latest photos in your camera roll.
  5. Swipe through and select the photos you wish to send.
  6. Tap on Send Photos, or tap on Add Comment to add text to the message.
  7. Finally, tap Send to send the photos and a comment if you added one.