3D Touch - afraid of breaking the screen (iPhone 6s)

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  1. eric3312 macrumors 6502

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    Hey everyone. I admittedly have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, so please forgive me for any questions you deem "silly" or "ridiculous."

    Sometimes when I use 3D Touch (default settings - medium), I feel as though I have to press pretty hard to activate the "Pop" feature. Also, one time, the keyboard trackpad wouldn't activate, so I pressed a little harder, thinking I wasn't pressing hard enough...I probably pressed a little harder than if I were doing a "Pop"...I then let go as nothing was happening and I obviously don't want to break the screen.

    I will likely switch to the "Light" setting in 3D Touch preferences...

    but my question is..how strong are these displays? Can they really handle that much force without cracking or bending or being damaged?

    It just sometimes feels like I'm pressing pretty hard on the display to feel the vibration (Marky Mark) and activate 3D Touch...and that I'm going to crack the screen.

    Sorry again for the paranoia, but I'm hoping someone can explain how this is okay for the phone and what the hell dual ion exchange glass has anything to do with anything.

    Thank you in advance for your kind response.
     
  2. Serickmetz macrumors 6502

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    Unless your press is applying 80+ pounds of pressure then you have nothing to worry about. They were designed to be pushed and take it.
     
  3. eric3312 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hey, thank you for your reply. I appreciate your time.

    Do you have information regarding the 80 pounds or more? Or, was that just a large, random number you used to make your point?
     
  4. eastamherstbias macrumors 6502

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    This is a non issue. If you are worried change the pressure setting.
     
  5. eric3312 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thank you for your reply. Would you like to elaborate?
     
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  7. eric3312 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thank you. I did just change that. Appreciate the screen capture.
     
  8. Serickmetz macrumors 6502

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    I got that number from this video.
     
  9. barondebxl macrumors 6502

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    I am 3D touching all day everyday with a tempered glass and no worries at all. With that being said 3D Touch, aside from the browser, is very gimmicky.
     
  10. RvXtm macrumors member

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    Still feels a little strange to put force on the screen, i find even the lowest setting to be a little "to much" for my taste. But i guess it's one of those things that will be common to do in short time.
     
  11. Simacca macrumors 6502a

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    I put mine on light touch as I find medium too much force for my liking and harder to use. Ymmv.
     
  12. HEK macrumors 68030

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    Have never in all the years iPhones have been out and the hundreds of millions of phone shipped ever heard of a single case where screen was damaged by pushing with finger. Pretty sure you can forget this as a concern.
     
  13. eric3312 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for all your replies..interesting to see everyone's point of view ....
    I can't help but get the uneasy feeling when I apply pressure to the screen...I think I'll get over it though..
    Apple had to have thought this through and realized that some people are going to try pressing harder and harder to activate 3d touch on something that doesn't support it...
     
  14. iMaven macrumors 6502

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    If it breaks, take it back to Apple and tell them you got a faulty product. Plus, if Apple sold a bunch of faulty phones, it'll be all over YouTube with people pushing and breaking iPhones. From there, it'll be all over the news and Apple would have a class action lawsuit and/or HUGE recall to deal with. Right now is the time to put that phone through hardcore daily usage testing while it's still under warranty. So, relax, take care of the phone and use the heck out of it.
     
  15. ApfelKuchen macrumors 68020

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    Somehow, I have a feeling Apple's legal department and insurance companies made sure there wouldn't be a rash of finger laceration lawsuits.
     
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    sunking101 macrumors 603

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    I'm more concerned about causing clicks and movement where my screen joins the metal frame than I am damaging the screen itself. Pressing hard near to the corners of the screen is perhaps likely to cause issues with 'play' over time.

    It's surprising how little force is needed with 3D Touch sometimes and yet at other times a more severe push is required. For instance, just getting the homescreen icons to jiggle needs the lightest 'long press' ever, and yet activating the task switcher requires a very firm press. Sometimes the keyboard cursor can be activated with a light press and on other occasions it needs to be fairly firm. The inconsistency is baffling because sometimes the press doesn't register at all and you have to realise that pressing yet harder on those occasions will get you nowhere. Instead you need to release your pressure and start again.

    Considering this is an Apple feature I do find it to be too complicated for the average person to reliably and consistently use. It seems more like a Samsung gimmicky feature than an Apple one. Perhaps it just needs more refinement over time.
     
  18. HEK macrumors 68030

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    Understand Samsung coming out with diamond tipped stylus for iPhone users. It's the cutting edge! ;). ;)
     
  19. eric3312 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Couldn't have said it better. The only thing I've found to be a somewhat consistent experience is the app shortcuts on the home screen.
     
  20. Sekelani macrumors 6502

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    There is no such thing has a silly question.
    I'm also very sensitive on the products I buy, and I've thought about the pressure you add when doing 3D Touch.
    The screen is designed that way to take the pressure and withstand it.
    Have you seen the bend test with the 7000 series aluminium? It's practically 10 times stronger than the previous version. So have no worries
     

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