Top 10 Ways How You Can Use 3D Touch On iPhone 6s – List
Here's a list of the top 10 ways in which you can use 3D Touch on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.
The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus both pack a 3D Touch display, which is a rebranded and spruced up version of Force Touch, found on the Apple Watch. 3D Touch, on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, senses three levels of pressure on the display - a touch, a press, and a deep press. And thanks to those three options, Apple is able to pull off all sorts of weird and wonderful tricks on a system level, and we'll walk you through the top 10 ones which every new iPhone 6s user should know about.
Use The Keyboard As A Trackpad
If you're writing a string of text, just press down on the keyboard and you'll notice that the letters will go blank. Simply swipe your finger on the keyboard and the cursor will move around like magic. This feature is exclusive to the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus in the iPhone lineup.
Take A Peek Inside Links
Someone sent you a link via iMessage or email? Simply press down on the link and it will open up in a popup window. No need to open Safari whatsoever.
Quickly Take A Selfie
We all love to take a good selfie don't we? Of course. And to make things as quick as possible, simply press hard on the stock Camera app icon and you'll be presented with a list of options. Select 'Take Selfie' and the Camera app will open up, with the FaceTime camera live and pointed right at you.
Draw Using Pressure In Notes App
Launch the new Notes app in iOS 9. Now start drawing inside a note and vary the pressure on your finger along the way. You'll notice that strokes get darker when you press harder on the display, and lighter otherwise.
Quickly Post To Social Networks
Many developers are working on making their 3D Touch compatible. But luckily, apps like Instagram are already updated to support the feature. Simply press hard on the app's icon and you can compose a new post straight away. The option works on the Twitter app as well.
Quick Glance At Photos
In the Photos app, you can press on an image thumbnail to get a quick preview of it. Great for finding that one specific shot in which you photobombed a friend of yours.
Easily Share Photos
Simply press on an image thumbnail in the Photos up, and as it comes into view, swipe up without lifting your finger and you'll be presented with a Share button, along with Copy and Delete. Nice and easy.
Quickly Find Music Tracks
Press on an album or artist name in the Music app and you'll get a quick preview of the tracks that are inside. Extremely handy if you're a music buff.
Quickly Find Directions To Your Home
Lost? Then press on the Maps app icon and you'll be presented with a bunch of options, including one that will direct you back home. Pretty neat isn't it?
Switch Between Apps
With a few apps running in the background, simply press on the left corner of the display gently and you'll notice that the currently running app will zoom slightly out of view. Now, without lifting your thumb / finger, swipe towards the right. You'll jump right into the next app.
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