Adjust 3D Touch Sensitivity On iPhone 6s – How To

Ali Salman
Posted 1 year ago

The iPhone 6s brought a new innovative and interactive tool to the mobile. The 3D Touch enables users to launch various actions depending on the pressure applied to the panel. For instance, a light press on the conversation in the Messages app will initiate the Peek feature, enabling users to take a quick glance, while pressing the display harder pops up the conversation in full view.

However, the pressure applied to the display varies by person. In some cases, your touch might not be hard enough for your desired action. Apple has set the standard pressure sensitivity in the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus by default. If it does not match with your own standard of a lighter or harder press, you can adjust it manually from the Settings. Adjusting sensitivity for the 3D Touch, according to users’ preferences will allow apps and actions to respond accurately with minimal marginal error.

Let’s see how users can adjust sensitivity levels for 3D Touch on their iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.

Adjust 3D Touch Sensitivity From Settings

Accidently engaging 3D Touch actions might leave you in despair as the desired actions failed to initiate. In this case, adjusting the 3D Touch sensitivity would be a viable option for users. To adjust the sensitivity for 3D Touch, make sure you follow these steps.

Step 1:

The first things that you have to do is launch the Settings app from your Home screen.


Step 2:

Now navigate to General > Accessibility > 3D Touch.

Step 3:

In the 3D Touch section, you will find the slider which will adhere to adjusting the sensitivity level for 3D Touch. The slider has three stages of sensitivity, ranging from Light to Medium to Firm. You can adjust the 3D Touch sensitivity by moving the slider according to your need.

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Do take note, the Light stage of sensitivity means that you need less pressure to engage 3D Touch and the Firm stage means that you will need more pressure to initiate 3D Touch controls. Apple has set the 3D Touch sensitivity to Medium by default. For your ease, Apple has also implemented a test section below the 3D Touch Sensitivity slider. Once you are done with adjusting your desired sensitivity, you can test it right there. This saves the labor to go back to the Home screen for testing 3D Touch sensitivity.

If you are lucky enough to get your delivery early, let us know in the comments which sensitivity level for 3D Touch suits your needs.

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