Saturday, 3 October 2015

What's On My IPhone 6 + How I Edit My Instagram Photos

I was lucky enough to upgrade my previous IPhone 5C to a 6; my contract had run out and I saw an early birthday present opportunity! I had gone into EE expecting only to upgrade to the 5S, but with the 6 being only an upfront cost of £10 more and the same contract, I thought that everything really was in my favour. As you can see from the photos, I chose the white front with the gold back, but in my opinion it's more of a coppery, faded rose gold which I love. The storage is only 16GB, hence why I spend hours deleting pointless photos, but the next capacity was 62GB, which enormously bumped up the contract price, and quite frankly I wouldn't ever need that amount of storage. I finally wanted to add that Apple, I salute you for the Touch ID, do you know how satisfying it is not having to enter a passcode every time you want to unlock your phone?!?!

The first page of my IPhone is near enough the original set out, however I have added more bits to the Productivity and Extras folder as I like to have not the whole screen covered in apps. I don't intend on going through every single one of these apps, as quite simply you would be bored to death, but as a quick overview the apps which get the most use on this page are weather (I like to fantasise about all of the hot places I'm not currently at), maps (for whenever I'm lost, which happens quite a lot), photos and camera (photography is everything, as you should know!).

The docked apps are the bottom are also Apple's original set out, but as it stands they are my most used apps, hence why they stayed put. (Saying that I have 12 emails to see to..) I tend to stay away from buying music on Apple, considering I have Spotify (we'll come to this later), and if I payed 99p for every song I would be in a hella load of debt. As for the phone icon, it's handy being there as, let's be honest, I don't use it that much but it's a nice touch. On the other hand, I am constantly using Safari but you know how online shopping makes girls feel..

Moving onto where I spend the majority of my time on my phone, say hello to my social media apps. I started off arranging them in usage, but that didn't go to plan when I used Instagram more than Facebook yet I still wanted my editing folder to be next to the Instagram app *life struggles*. Anyway, that said, there now is no specific order to this page and all of the apps I use regularly, (whether that be a good or bad thing?!)

Oooh, an in-depth view of my editing folder. For my instagram pictures (you can follow me here @heyitshannaah) I first import them to Camera+. Here, I brighten them using the 'Night' effect, followed by re saving it. Sometimes, just that app creates the perfect photo, however when I am not entirely happy with it still, I upload it to Afterlight, where I make adjustments to the colours, highlights and exposure. The additional apps in this folder aren't used on every photo: PicsArt and Layout are used for photos on my personal account, and Touch Blur is used for blurring out any backgrounds from the hundreds of selfies I shamelessly take! Finally, I have an app for speeding up footage, and Followers+ is used so I can keep exact track of my insta followers.
Some of the apps which I still need to download are Blogger, Pacer and of course, the Dominos pizza app.
What are your favourite apps? Do you have any that I don't that you'd recommend?


  1. I'm waiting until my contract runs out to upgrade to this phone! I love how neat and organised your pages are! I cannot stand untidy phone pages haah! xx

    Jasmine ||

  2. I want an iphone 6 so badly !
    Nice post :)x

  3. thanks for sharing
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  4. I love my iPhone 6! I'll try out those apps and see how I find them. I have never heard of camera+!

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  5. I need to upgrade my iPhone, I want this one probably 32-64 gb, 16 is never enough anymore!

  6. Look how thin the phone is! iPhone storage is the bane of my life :( my screens are a bit of a mess I definitely need to make more folders!

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  7. I can't help but notice the amazing quality of your pictures!!! may I know what camera you use?:O


  8. I also managed to get my hands on the iPhone 6 a few months ago & I love it, feels so weird now when I am using my bf's iPhone 5. Instagram s one of my fave social media apps but I rarely edit my photos too much x

    Beauty with charm

  9. If you're a makeup lover, definitely download The Makeup Social app! Such a great app. P.s. love how you have to download the Dominos app! Pizza's my absolute fave. xx

  10. Love all of your recs! Afterlight sounds like an amazing app and so many people use it! I mostly rely on PS Express and VSCOCAM!


  11. I had never heard of those apps before so this is quite interesting! Plus it must be easier than going on your computer constantly :)

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  12. I love seeing how other people edit instagram pictures (I've only recently started trying to stick to a 'theme' and am very much getting into it!). I really reccomend the app 'VSCOCam' as it's amazing for making pictures whiter and brighter!
    Rachel Coco

  13. I love the post! Have a wonderful weekend:)

  14. I've never tried Camera+, will check it out :) I need to download Afterlight too I think xx

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  15. Afterlight is one of my faves. I like VSCOCam too. xx


  16. Love reading these kind of posts even though I have an android phone!xx


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