13 Things You Didn’t Know Your iPhone 6 Could Do

Things You Didn't Know Your iPhone 6 Could Do

Let’s face it — as consumers, we love our iPhones, don’t we? If anything, we wonder how we ever got along in life without them.

Music, movies, games, productivity, scheduling, communication, news updates, and more… the iPhone does just about everything, doesn’t it?

But in all likelihood, your iPhone 6 does a lot more than you realize.

In this short list, we’re going to examine 13 things you didn’t know your iPhone 6 could do.

13 Things You Didn’t Know Your iPhone 6 Could Do

(1) Reply to texts with your iPhone 6 locked

You can reply to an incoming text through the notification drawer without having to unlock your iPhone 6.

(2) Review which apps are draining your battery

You can easily determine which apps are consuming most of your battery power on the Settings screen.

(3) View every image someone has texted to you

Rather than scrolling back through months worth of messages, the Details screen will show you all the photos a person has ever sent to you.

(4) Set audio and video messages to expire

If you want to send someone sensitive content — including audio or video — you can set that content to “expire” after a fixed amount of time.

(5) Share your location by text

Rather than try to explain to your friend where you are, just use the Details panel to instantly send your location.

(6) More control over group conversations

Whether you want to rename a group conversation or leave it altogether, iPhone 6 can do that.

(7) Minimize an email you are composing

You can return to your inbox to refer to other emails by simply minimizing the email you’re currently composing.

(8) Enable Siri without using your hands

By changing one simple setting, you can activate Siri by saying “Hey Siri” out loud. This can be a very helpful feature while driving.

(9) Have Siri read anything you want

Don’t want to read through an entire article? Ask Siri to read it to you instead.

(10) Control your iPhone 6 with your head

In your Accessibility settings, you can make left or right head movements trigger particular actions on your iPhone 6.

(11) Reduce colors to save battery power

You can set your iPhone 6 to “grayscale” mode to converse battery power.

(12) Display emergency info on your lock screen

In case of emergency, you can set up your iPhone to link to emergency medical and contact information right from the lock screen!

(13) Start your music player by inserting your ear buds

You don’t need to manually open your music app. Just plug in your ear buds and press play.

A Great Top 10 List

We could go on in this post, but there are a number of articles and guides online that will surprise you with things you didn’t know your iPhone 6 could do.

For instance, check out this short video entitled 10 Things You Didn’t Know Your iPhone 6 Could Do:

Pretty cool, right?

Did We Miss Anything?

In closing,

  • Did you discover some new things your iPhone 6 can do in this post?
  • Did we miss any features that surprised you when you first discovered them?

Let us know in the comments.

And remember, if your iPhone 6 needs its power plug replaced or screen repaired, we can help. Call 440-725-0642 or contact us today!

I Spilled Water on My Phone – What Now?

I Spilled Water on My Phone

Did you know that — statistically speaking — more smartphones are dropped in a toilet on New Year’s Eve compared to any other day of the year?

Actually, that statistic isn’t true.

We literally just made it up right now.

But it would be fair to say parties and water damage done to smartphones go hand-in-hand. Whether it’s dropping your phone in a toilet, spilling a beverage on it, or dropping it in a puddle as you exit a cab, water damage happens…

So with New Year’s Eve just a few days away, let’s hope you aren’t one of the unlucky ones who ends up saying…

Help! I spilled water on my phone!

If your phone ever does end up exposed to moisture or water, your best bet is to contact us right away. Although water damage is a tricky thing, we perform a number of different types of smartphone repairs, including iPhones.

I Spilled Water on My Phone and It’s Midnight – What Now?

Assuming you’re nowhere nearby, or that the damage occurs outside of regular business hours, there are a few remedies you can try yourself first:

(1) Don’t panic. Shut your device off immediately, even if that means losing unsaved work.

(2) Remove the battery if possible. In fact, dismantle as much of your device as you’re able to. This will speed up the drying process and help you to see what exactly got wet.

(3) Contrary to popular belief, don’t immediately reach for a hairdryer. Forcing air into tiny spaces just means you’ll be pushing water further into areas you can’t see or reach. Worse yet, the heat could melt some parts.

(4) Blot dry any moisture you can visibly see. Ensure no residue is left behind. If you need a cleaning solution to remove any sticky fluids, use something like 99% rubbing alcohol or DIELECTRIC spray. Be patient, go slowly, and use a fresh, clean toothbrush to clean out small spaces.

(5) Pack your phone with something absorbent, such as silica packs, rice or pasta. If possible, place your phone near a dehumidifier.

(6) Leave your device off for 48 to 72 hours, until you’re absolutely certain that everything is dry. If you power it back on too quickly while it’s still wet, the damage might be irreversible.

You Can Save Your Smartphone

In a perfect world, electronic devices would be waterproof. Unfortunately, they are not — so take every precaution to avoid getting your smartphone wet in the first place.

We hear stories all the time of people who got their phone wet, dried the surface off with a towel, then carried on using it. It worked as normal for a day or two, then slowly began to lose functionality.

In most cases, this is due to corrosion. Sweet or sticky fluids made contact with the inner parts, and before long, they began to corrode important pieces.

So, please — if you’re one of the unfortunate few who ends up saying, “I spilled water on my phone!” Don’t treat cleanup as a rush job. Take your time. Be thorough. And you just might have a shot at saving your phone from a certain and painful death.

Happy New Year!

the Target PC Repair team


The 26 Most Popular iPhone Apps for Productivity

The 26 Most Popular iPhone Apps for Productivity

Digital Trends keeps a running list of the most popular iPhone apps, broken down by specific categories.

For instance, you might be wondering what the most popular iPhone apps are for productivity purposes. These are the types of apps used to organize data and complete work.

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Here are the 26 most popular iPhone apps for productivity, categorized by specific function.



Quickly scan through your inbox, and have mail return later – much like a snooze alarm.


Cost: $3

A well-designed app that allows simple management of multiple accounts and labels.


Cost: $3

Transform your emails into a collection of cards for easy sorting and viewing.


Documents To Go

Cost: $17

Supports viewing, creating and editing Microsoft Office documents.


Cost: $10

Apple’s word processor, featuring templates, change tracking, and advanced editing tools.


Cost: $10

Apple’s spreadsheet app, with a simple and minimalist user interface.

Web Browsers


The classic Google browser known known for its cloud sync functionality and fast loading times.

Dolphin Browser

Sync your browser tabs between your desktop computer and your mobile device.


Cost: $2

Some great features in this browser like download management and ad blocking.



Easily share and sync files across multiple devices with the Dropbox app.

Google Drive

Offering more space than Dropbox, Google Drive is a cloud favorite.


Get 5 GB of free storage with this app, and you can even sync files by email.



Track your spending and your budget while monitoring your banking transactions.


Complete transactions online, or send and receive funds.

Task Management


Cost: $2

Create and complete tasks sorted by various lists.

Air To-Do

Organize your tasks, and check them off when they’re complete instead of deleting the task altogether.


Perfect for creating tasks and setting reminders with a fill simple gestures.


A great app for project management, allowing users to upload and manage attachments.


Easily communicate with other people on your time. Share messages and files in real time.


Perfect for collaborating with others on projects while managing your own to-do list.


Fantastical 2

Cost: $4

A calendar app that looks like the native Calendar designed by apple. Supports voice commands.

Tempo Smart Calendar

Stay prepared for meetings by allowing this app to gather data from your email, calendars, and documents.


Create an event, and then pull in important data for each appointment.



Label multimedia files with voice or text notes.


Cost: $3

Get quick and simple access to a blank page, and sync each note you create.


Cost: $5

Create notes with images and links, and then sort notes into lists.

Are There Any Digital Trends Missed?

When you think of the most popular iPhone apps, does one come to mind for productivity that Digital Trends did not include on this list?

Let us know with a comment below.