What You Can Do with iPhone 6s General Settings

By Nancy C. Muir

Use iPhone’s General settings to set up basic functionality for your everyday use. You access the General settings described in the following table by tapping Settings on the Home screen and then tapping General.

Setting Description
About Get information about downloaded content, apps, memory, the
iPhone serial number and model, your Wi-Fi and Bluetooth addresses,
support information, and legal and regulatory jargon.
Software Update Use this setting to check for available updates to iOS via
iCloud.
Siri Turn the Siri personal assistant feature on or off, turn the
“Hey, Siri” hands-free mode on or off, set the language, voice
gender, and Contacts card to be used, and choose whether Voice
Feedback always on or on only when in hands-free mode.
Spotlight Search Access settings for what types of content the iPhone Spotlight
Search feature returns in search results.
Handoff & Suggested Apps Activate the Handoff feature, which allows you to start an
activity such as composing an email on one iOS device and picking
up where you left off on another compatible iOS device or
Mac.
Car Play If you have a car that supports the Car Play feature, use this
setting to make a connection with it.
Accessibility Set features for using an iPhone for people with visual,
hearing, or dexterity challenges.
Storage & iCloud Usage Check the items that are backed up to iCloud, manage local
storage used by apps, and buy additional storage. Also turn on the
display in the status bar for indicating the percentage of your
battery power available and get battery usage information.
Background App Refresh Turning this on allows apps that you specify to refresh their
content when you’re accessing a Wi-Fi or cellular connection.
Turning these off can save on battery life.
Auto-Lock Set the amount of time for inactivity at which iPhone
automatically locks the screen.
Restrictions Set restrictions on Safari and iTunes, as well as restrict
installation of applications and location services. Specify allowed
content for music, podcasts, movies, TV shows, and apps.
Date & Time Choose 24-hour time and a time zone and set the correct date
and time.
Keyboard Set keyboard correction features such as Auto-Capitalization
and Check Spelling.
Language & Region Specify the language for onscreen information and keyboards.
Choose a region format for date, time, currency, and phone
numbers.
iTunes Wi-Fi Sync Sync wirelessly with a copy of iTunes on a nearby computer when
connected to a Wi-Fi network.
VPN Configure and turn on and off virtual private networks
(VPN).
Regulatory Here you find all the regulatory organization with which your
iPhone is in compliance.
Reset Reset all settings or selected settings, such as network or
keyboard, to factory defaults.