3D Touch "edge of the screen" is tricky as hell

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  1. Goldfrapp, Sep 25, 2015
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    Goldfrapp macrumors 68040

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    Doesn't always activate no matter how hard I press. Would love it to work more consistently though as I can see myself using it quite often.

    Anyone else find it inconsistent?
     
  2. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    Touch "peek" and just drag. Don't do the "pop" type push. Just enough to see the tabs and pull them in
     
  3. Goldfrapp thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I don't think that's how it's supposed to work though. You have to force-touch, not just touch.
     
  4. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    Yes. Just "peek" type pressure and then slide the tabs out.
     
  5. Goldfrapp thread starter macrumors 68040

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    That's the problem, it only works sometimes. I don't do pop, just peek.
     
  6. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    Oh. Mine is definitely working each time.
     
  7. Goldfrapp thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Regular or Plus?
     
  8. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    Regular
     
  9. Rogifan macrumors P6

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    I have to push way at the edge. Not so easy to do with case.
     
  10. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    With a case I could definitely see it being difficult
     
  11. Rogifan macrumors P6

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    Doesn't bother me because the home button is so easy. But they'll need to tweak this if/when they get rid of the home button. Unless they design a virtual home button that mimics the physical one.
     
  12. gordon1234 macrumors 6502a

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    This has definitely been the instance of 3D touch that seems worst optimized. It never seems clear where exactly on the edge you have to press to trigger it. A little too far out, nothing happens, too far in, you just interact with the home screen or whatever app you happen to be in. I can't get the hang of it at all.

    I've noticed a couple people saying to just use the "peek" pressure, but to me, it definitely feels like I have to apply a lot of pressure to get it to activate - way more pressure than it takes to enable peek on a home screen icon, for instance.
     
  13. Goldfrapp thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Ditto. That's exactly my experience.
     
  14. Jman13 macrumors 68000

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    It takes a lot of pressure if I try it as a one movement swipe. However, if you just push gently at the edge of the screen, the apps will pop out, and then you can slide. Almost a two step gesture. That takes much less pressure.
     
  15. adamhenry macrumors 65816

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    I agree. I'm still learning and this seems to work best for me.
     
  16. gordon1234 macrumors 6502a

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    Definitely not my experience. Now, it's hard to quantify pressure levels, but if I take my finger and press on an icon that's on the left side of my home screen, then move the same finger about a millimeter to the left and try to trigger the task switcher, I definitely have to apply way more pressure - an almost uncomfortable amount, actually.
     
  17. rhino89 macrumors regular

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    Hey, to everyone struggling with this here's a tip that worked for me:

    I sat there and couldn't find a consistent movement either, until it finally worked, and it's essentially 100% for me now. Look at the lower left corner of your screen for a moment. Open a keyboard if you have to visualize what I'm about to say, but if you imagine you have a smudge that you want to wipe off between the very bottom of the "123", globe, and microphone key, swipe there. With just enough push as if wiping a smudge, exactly on that line.
     
  18. skimcpip macrumors regular

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    I'm having a hard time with this too on a 6s+. Anyone else think this would be easier on a 6s?
     
  19. VSMacOne macrumors 601

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    It's very tricky indeed. Almost impossible to do with your right thumb but seems to work better with the left thumb.
    Also I wish they had an intro screen to 3DTouch in the setup because there's literally no sign of it unless you just know it's there.
     
  20. trifid macrumors 65816

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    Definitely unreliable and very annoying. No matter how much force I put, often times it doesn't register, particularly the icons at the bottom of the screen: Phone, Mail.
     
  21. dolphin2421 macrumors member

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    Is the edge of the screen supposed to do something? I can't get it to do anything at all on my 6s.

    I'm figuring out how much pressure is necessary to trigger shortcut menus on app icons, and now it's fairly reliable, but other than that I don't see functionality on the edges.
     
  22. lordofthereef macrumors G4

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    Horribly stupid question but I'm going to ask it.

    What are you guys talking about? Where are you touching the side of the screen. For what purpose?
     
  23. danilko1 macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe this is our gate. So it probably needs to be calibrated. You are supposed to be able to adjust the sensitivity..
     
  24. adamhenry macrumors 65816

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    If you press (3d-touch) the edge of the Home screen and swipe right, you can go to the multitasking view. Similar to double pressing the home button.
     
  25. lordofthereef macrumors G4

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    Well I was sitting here and trying it and couldn't get anything to work lol. So I imagine I am experiencing the difficulties others are then lol.

    Thank you for the response, by the way.
     

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