1. robertk328's Avatar
    Just got my 6s and exploring force touch. What are your favorite uses so far? Or has it been something you don't really use?

    It has a lot of use on the Apple Watch so curious how everyone is feeling about it in actual use on the iPhone.
    11-26-2015 09:03 AM
  2. doogald's Avatar
    About the only things I use it for are to move the cursor with a force press of the keyboard and to force press the left edge to access the app switcher (which I can easily do with a double press of the home button.) I sometimes 3D press a web link to preview, but not all that often.

    Moving the cursor is my favorite use.
    11-26-2015 12:50 PM
  3. blackmagicwoman's Avatar
    Often I forget about it. But it is a super feature. I use it mainly for Twitter, Instagram, One Note, Photos and Camera.
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    11-26-2015 01:33 PM
  4. robertk328's Avatar
    About the only things I use it for are to move the cursor with a force press of the keyboard and to force press the left edge to access the app switcher (which I can easily do with a double press of the home button.) I sometimes 3D press a web link to preview, but not all that often.

    Moving the cursor is my favorite use.
    Is that different than moving the cursor before?
    11-26-2015 01:35 PM
  5. robertk328's Avatar
    Often I forget about it. But it is a super feature. I use it mainly for Twitter, Instagram, One Note, Photos and Camera.
    The Twitter one is nice... Will have to see how it works with the Photos app.
    11-26-2015 01:36 PM
  6. blackmagicwoman's Avatar
    The Photo 3D app is indeed awesome
    11-26-2015 01:43 PM
  7. SnapThrow's Avatar
    Mostly for peak at photos and links...
    11-26-2015 01:46 PM
  8. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I like the 3D Touch for options on some app icons and it's use on photos. Peeking at mail is cool, but I forget it most of the time.
    11-26-2015 02:37 PM
  9. Mad Spoons's Avatar
    I find it to be pretty gimmicky except for the functions in Safari, which are AMAZING.
    11-26-2015 02:52 PM
  10. Larry Cook1's Avatar
    I use it for the camera the most. Also use it for gallery.
    11-26-2015 03:49 PM
  11. iwoodland's Avatar
    I use it for the app switcher all the time.
    11-26-2015 06:23 PM
  12. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Often I forget about it. But it is a super feature. I use it mainly for Twitter, Instagram, One Note, Photos and Camera.
    I've found the 3D Touch of tapping an app icon for options to be mixed. Some are very useful while others are lame. Apple's music app is lame. It only shows beats1. No playlists.
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    11-26-2015 06:32 PM
  13. TurboTiger's Avatar
    I use it for the app switcher all the time.
    How do you use it for app switcher?
    TIA
    11-26-2015 06:49 PM
  14. doogald's Avatar
    Is that different than moving the cursor before?
    If you 3D Touch on the keyboard you can move the cursor as if it you were using a trackpad. If you hover over a word you'll select it. So, yes, it's different.
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    11-26-2015 09:11 PM
  15. doogald's Avatar
    How do you use it for app switcher?
    TIA
    3D Touch on the left edge of the screen. You'll see a hint of the app switcher opening to the left edge. If you slide all of the way to the right, you open the app you used last. If you slide halfway, you open the app switcher.
    11-26-2015 09:13 PM
  16. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    1. Peeking and popping in Email app, or using the actionable gestures from peek.
    2. Keyboard trackpad to move the cursor around and select text.
    11-26-2015 09:20 PM
  17. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    3D Touch on the left edge of the screen. You'll see a hint of the app switcher opening to the left edge. If you slide all of the way to the right, you open the app you used last. If you slide halfway, you open the app switcher.
    I didn't realize sliding halfway opened the app switcher. Awesome!
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    11-26-2015 09:21 PM
  18. Shanicenicolle's Avatar
    I didn't realize sliding halfway opened the app switcher. Awesome!
    And I didn't know sliding all the way to the right brought you to your last app. Finding more and more to like with the 3D Touch
    Rob Phillips likes this.
    11-26-2015 09:47 PM
  19. TurboTiger's Avatar
    3D Touch on the left edge of the screen. You'll see a hint of the app switcher opening to the left edge. If you slide all of the way to the right, you open the app you used last. If you slide halfway, you open the app switcher.
    Thanks for the tip.
    Good Luck
    11-26-2015 11:10 PM
  20. robertk328's Avatar
    If you 3D Touch on the keyboard you can move the cursor as if it you were using a trackpad. If you hover over a word you'll select it. So, yes, it's different.
    Wow that's a good one!
    11-27-2015 07:54 AM
  21. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    3D Touch on the left edge of the screen. You'll see a hint of the app switcher opening to the left edge. If you slide all of the way to the right, you open the app you used last. If you slide halfway, you open the app switcher.
    I no longer see this. I did a month ago.
    11-27-2015 08:19 AM
  22. robertk328's Avatar
    I no longer see this. I did a month ago.
    Mine works! Great tip.
    11-27-2015 09:05 AM
  23. robertk328's Avatar
    1. Peeking and popping in Email app, or using the actionable gestures from peek.
    2. Keyboard trackpad to move the cursor around and select text.
    Keyboard trackpad is a good tip. I use the gmail app so nothing yet.
    11-27-2015 09:07 AM
  24. bigdad84's Avatar
    Like others, my biggest 3D Touch usage is going to be to turn the keyboard into a trackpad. Other than that and having quick contacts on the Phone app on the springboard I don't use it for anything else.
    robertk328 likes this.
    11-27-2015 03:52 PM
  25. Scoroncocolo's Avatar
    Among other things I use it on the MacID app to quickly unlock my iMac
    TurboTiger and robertk328 like this.
    11-27-2015 06:45 PM
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