The iPhone is probably that one phone that you can expect a new generation model of every year. As of press time, the iPhone 13 has already been launched, and it is safe to speculate that the iPhone 14 will follow sometime in 2022. 

While there are people who like to change their iPhones yearly so that they can have the latest model, there are those who prefer to stick to the tried and tested because these phones still work for them no matter how "old" they may be.

Let us take the iPhone 6, a model that has seen recorded preorders, as an example. It will not be a surprise if there are still people out there who own and even regularly use an iPhone 6, especially with the many hidden tricks it has that make using it more convenient, accessible, and even pretty entertaining. 

Apple iPhone 6
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If you own an iPhone 6 and do not know that it has some nifty tricks, this is your chance to get to know some of them. 

Here are examples of iPhone 6 tricks that every owner should know about: 

iPhone 6 Tricks: Child-Friendly Accessibility Feature

The iPhone 6's many tricks include one that saves you from all the bad consequences of lending your phone to a child. It is all cute and adorable when a child uses your phone to take selfies and random pictures of whatever. It is another thing, however, when a child accidentally deletes something on your phone or calls a random person. 

To avoid any child-related mini disasters like those that have just been mentioned, Lifehack says that all you have to do is head to your settings, tap the General tab, look for Accessibility, and then enable Guided Access. 

iPhone 6 Tricks: Identifying Which Apps Drain Your Battery

No one likes it when their phone's battery drains faster than Usain Bolt. If you are an iPhone 6 user, there is actually a trick that helps you identify which apps drain your battery. 

According to an article by Digital Trends, just go to Settings and look for Battery. This will show you your device's battery usage and the usage of your individual apps. Tapping each app in the list will show you "the total time the app was on screen and the total time the app was working in the background."

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iPhone 6 Tricks: Enabling Longer, Complex Passcodes

If you want to make it more difficult for anyone to guess your passcode, one way that the iPhone 6 lets you do this is by giving you the chance to enable longer and more complex passcodes. 

According to the article by Lifehack, what you have to do to enable this iPhone 6 trick is to go to Settings, tap on General, and then disable the Simple Passcode setting. Disabling the setting gives you the chance to create alpha-numeric passcodes. 

Also Read: Apple iPhone 6 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy Note Edge vs Google Nexus 6: Which is the best phablet for you?

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