Understanding iPhone buttons and features

Apple iPhone 6 Plus on iOS 12.0.0

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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.

  • Apple Music® icon: Opens the Apple Music app for listening to music.

    The indicator is in the bottom right.
  • Camera: Used for taking pictures.

    The indicator is towards the top.
  • Earpiece speaker: Listen to audio or phone calls from here.

    The indicator is towards the top.
  • Home button / Touch ID sensor: Navigates to the Home screen and unlocks the device with your fingerprint.

    The indicator is towards the bottom.
  • Lightning® connector: Used for charging iPhone or connecting iPhone to another device.

    The indicator is towards the bottom.
  • Messages icon: Opens the app for sending and receiving iMessages® and text messages.

    The indicator is towards the bottom.
  • Microphone: Built-in microphone used for phone calls and voice commands.

    The indicator is in the bottom left.
  • Nano SIM card slot: Insert or remove your nano SIM card here.

    The indicator is towards the right.
  • Phone icon: Opens the keypad and phone functions.

    The indicator is in the bottom left.
  • Ring/Silent switch: Used to switch silent mode on and off.

    The indicator is in the top left.
  • Safari® icon: Opens the browser for exploring the internet.

    The indicator is towards the bottom.
  • Side button: Press to lock or unlock the touchscreen. Hold down to turn iPhone on or off.

    The indicator is in the top right.
  • Speakers: Used to play sounds on iPhone.

    The indicator is in the bottom right.
  • Touchscreen: Used to navigate iPhone.

    The indicator is in the center.
  • Volume buttons: Adjusts the volume on iPhone.

    The indicator is in the top left.

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