Understanding iPhone buttons and features

Apple iPhone 6S Plus on iOS 15.4.0

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Explore an interactive view of the front of your device. Learn about various icons, buttons, and features and where they're located.

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    Earpiece speaker

    Note: Listen to audio or phone calls from here.

    The indicator is towards the top.
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    Microphone

    Note: Built-in microphone used for phone calls and voice commands.

    The indicator is in the bottom right.
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    Nano SIM card slot

    Note: Insert or remove your nano SIM card here.

    The indicator is towards the right.
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    Side button

    Note: Press to lock or unlock the touchscreen. Hold down to turn iPhone on or off.

    The indicator is in the top right.
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    Touchscreen

    Note: Used to navigate iPhone.

    The indicator is in the center.
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    Lightning connector

    Note: Used for charging iPhone or connecting iPhone to another device.

    The indicator is towards the bottom.
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    Home Button / Touch ID Sensor

    Note: Navigates to the Home screen and unlocks the device with your fingerprint

    The indicator is towards the bottom.
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    Volume buttons

    Note: Adjusts the volume on iPhone.

    The indicator is in the top left.
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    Camera

    Note: Used for taking pictures.

    The indicator is towards the top.
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    Safari icon

    Note: Opens the browser for exploring the internet.

    The indicator is towards the bottom.
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    Apple Music icon

    Note: Opens the Apple Music app for listening to music.

    The indicator is in the bottom right.
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    Messages icon

    Note: Opens the app for sending and receiving iMessages and text messages.

    The indicator is towards the bottom.
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    Phone icon

    Note: Opens the keypad and phone functions.

    The indicator is in the bottom left.
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    Ring/Silent switch

    Note: Used to switch silent mode on and off.

    The indicator is in the top left.
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    Speakers

    The indicator is in the bottom right.

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