1. Matt Manahan's Avatar
    I'm back to iOS after being on Android. The last (and only) iPhone I've had was the 6 Plus.

    3D touch is super cool! I thought it'd be fairly useless, but I'm impressed with how Apple is increasing the practicality of it.

    In addition to 3D Touch use with icons, I found out today that I can 3D touch the keyboard to activate the cursor. It was always a pain trying to move the cursor before (on Android & iOS). 3D touching a word automatically highlights the whole word. 3D touching the delete key deletes whole words (instead of one letter at a time).

    I'm not sure if I'll use the 3D Touch feature to switch between apps, but it's good to know it's there.

    Are there any other 3D Touch features you all use regularly?
    04-23-2017 07:08 AM
  2. robertk328's Avatar
    Welcome back

    I don't use 3D Touch a lot, but my favorite is using it on icons to bring up menus/shortcuts without having to launch an app. I know you mentioned that but it has to be my favorite. I use it to launch arm my home alarm, send a tweet, track water intake, etc.
    04-23-2017 07:21 AM
  3. reeneebob's Avatar
    The 3D Touch cursor thing is my all time favourite add to iOS, I swear to god. When I use my iPad and don't have it? I'm annoyed.
    04-23-2017 11:02 AM
  4. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I use the 3D Touch feature all the time. It makes things even more simple to do, in my opinion...
    MooMooPrincess likes this.
    04-23-2017 11:15 AM
  5. KillerQ's Avatar
    Agreed. It's implemented perfectly. Others can try to copy, but it never works properly.
    04-23-2017 11:23 AM
  6. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I like to peek at a message in iMessage without leaving the read receipt. Go to the iMessage contacts thread list, press on a contact a little to peek. Press harder and it takes you to the message.
    04-23-2017 05:10 PM
  7. Cladster's Avatar
    Its not a gimmick if you can remember to use it
    04-23-2017 07:13 PM
  8. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Its not a gimmick if you can remember to use it
    That's me! Forget it a lot.
    04-23-2017 07:47 PM
  9. AugustVance's Avatar
    I use it to switch between apps. Its the only way I do it now.
    04-23-2017 08:36 PM
  10. NexusGirlX's Avatar
    That's me! Forget it a lot.
    I don't use it much myself. I forget it's there. I do use it on my Apple watch all the time.
    04-23-2017 09:57 PM
  11. Annie_8plus's Avatar
    I don't use it alot, but when I do, I really appreciate it. I have the habit of not clearing out my notifications, so I really enjoy 3D touch enabling me to "clear all" effortlessly. I don't have 3D touch on my iPad, so when I'm clearing out my notifications there, I am reminded of how great 3D touch is.
    04-24-2017 08:49 AM
  12. Quis89's Avatar
    3D Touch is especially useful in two situations for me. First, the cursor. As you mentioned, it is great to be able to move the cursor around by force pressing the screen now. Makes it much more easy to manage. And the second instance is when listening to music. I will force press songs and select the "Play Next" option. So it's helpful for me in using the music player.

    Aside from that, I don't really use it at all honestly. I don't find any other situations where it makes my life easier. But those two are probably daily uses for me.
    Matt Manahan and mumfoau like this.
    04-24-2017 10:50 AM
  13. John Yester's Avatar
    Been using it since day one and still now.
    04-24-2017 12:31 PM
  14. ksassy's Avatar
    Love 3D Touch...sorta reminds me of peek and flow in BlackBerry 10
    04-24-2017 06:08 PM
  15. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    It's very practical. I missed it when I had the S8+ for a couple of days. It's definitely a useful feature to have!
    04-24-2017 06:52 PM
  16. chezm's Avatar
    Coming over and using my 7+ on my second day I'm already finding a few useful reasons for 3D Touch. Icon shortcuts work great such as getting to battery from settings and viewing pages via hyperlinks previews.
    Matt Manahan likes this.
    04-24-2017 07:07 PM
  17. robertk328's Avatar
    I use it to switch between apps. Its the only way I do it now.
    I always forget to use that...
    04-24-2017 07:52 PM
  18. chezm's Avatar
    I use it to switch between apps. Its the only way I do it now.
    how does that work?
    04-25-2017 01:48 PM
  19. robertk328's Avatar
    how does that work?
    Press and hold along the edge of the screen will bring up multitasking. Similar to double pressing the home button.
    chezm and TheRandomDealio like this.
    04-25-2017 07:30 PM
  20. blackmagicwoman's Avatar
    Good to know. I had no clue. I'm enjoying it very much. Thanks
    04-25-2017 07:42 PM
  21. LillyISabelle's Avatar
    I use 3d touch all the time for Instagram and Twitter it helps get to what I need to do faster I just wish all apps supported 3D Touch
    Matt Manahan likes this.
    04-25-2017 09:18 PM
  22. NexusGirlX's Avatar
    Press and hold along the edge of the screen will bring up multitasking. Similar to double pressing the home button.
    Is this only a 7+ feature? I only have a 6S and 6S+ and I can't get that to work on either of those phones.
    04-26-2017 12:52 AM
  23. LillyISabelle's Avatar
    Is this only a 7+ feature? I only have a 6S and 6S+ and I can't get that to work on either of those phones.
    Nope it's a 6s and above check your settings go make sure it's activated
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    04-26-2017 12:54 AM
  24. NexusGirlX's Avatar
    Nope it's a 6s and above check your settings go make sure it's activated
    I have 3D touch working on my phone, I was talking about the multitasking thing mentioned above where touching the edge of the screen will bring up multitasking. This is the part that I can't get working.
    04-26-2017 12:57 AM
  25. robertk328's Avatar
    Is this only a 7+ feature? I only have a 6S and 6S+ and I can't get that to work on either of those phones.
    I wish I had a 7 Plus But it's a 6s. I press/hold on the far left edge on my 6s.
    04-26-2017 04:53 AM
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