By now, you must be familiar with the long press action in iOS. Like when you tap and hold on an app icon and they all start to jiggle. When you press harder on the screen (don’t worry, you’re not going to break anything), you’ll engage 3D Touch. You’ll know because one, there will be a vibration feedback on the screen. Second, something will happen on screen.
Think of 3D Touch as the right-click for the touchscreen. it reveals hidden functionality and provides shortcuts for doing things. It’s been more than a year since the feature was implemented and it’s starting to become genuinely useful. iOS’s own shortcuts are helpful and some third party apps also integrate the feature quite well. If you have an iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus, you really should consider using 3D Touch for the things we have listed below. It’s sure to make you more efficient.
Just start 3D Touching the app icons on your Home screen for a start. You’ll find useful shortcuts in the contextual menus. They’re great for jumping to a particular part of an app.
Also, try this. 3D Touch an app, swipe to an option and then release your finger. Boom, you’ve just activated the option without even lifting your finger.
Some apps will even show the small version of the widget right there.
Here’s a snapshot of 3D Touch shortcuts for the stock apps.
Also see: Top 25 iOS 10 Widgets
This works best if you don’t have a huge case on your iPhone. At the left edge of the screen, 3D Touch till you get a vibration feedback and swipe in, to the right. This will open the app switcher screen. Press deeper once again and the app switcher view will open directly.
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