3D Touch and Text Selection

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by scotsmandc, Sep 26, 2015.

  1. scotsmandc macrumors newbie

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    i find it difficult to highlight text using 3D Touch. It works 33% of the time. Moving the cursor works just fine. Maybe I'm doing it wrong. Do I have to place the cursor in a specific spot first then do the 'pop' press?

    Edit: as I came back to edit this post I tried it again. For those that don't know. After you 'peek' press, you 'peek' press again to toggle between moving cursor or highlighting :)
     
  2. TheBuffather macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the edit and the clarification. I had no idea you could do this. Totally changes the ability to type long amounts of text on an iPhone. For me, I think this is actually a true game changer.
     
  3. lancastor macrumors 6502a

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    The 3D Touch trackpad feature is very buggy and doesn't work in 80% of time.

    I hope it can be fixed via an software update.
     
  4. scotsmandc thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It works fine now. You can toggle between moving cursor or highlighting text by peeking only. So peek.. No pressure.. Peek.. To toggle without lifting a finger. Apple should've made it so that to slide cursor was peek and to highlight text it would be pop (deeper press).
     
  5. lancastor macrumors 6502a

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    Nothing happens when I peek on the keybaord.

    I got it 2-3 times to work, but it's seems to be broken on iOS9.1 beta 2. Yes I know: Its's a beta.
     

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