3D Touch for cursor movement not always working..

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by WilliamG, Oct 22, 2015.

  1. WilliamG macrumors G3

    Mar 29, 2008
    My wife and I really like using 3D Touch for moving the cursor around (i.e. turning the keyboard into a trackpad when typing etc).

    It works MOST of the time. But there are occasions where no matter how hard we press on the keyboard (she has the 6s, and I have the 6s Plus), it refuses to turn into trackpad mode. Very annoying. I was hoping this would be addressed in 9.1, but it doesn't seem to have been.

    Anyone have thoughts on this?
  2. cchunk macrumors 6502

    Jul 31, 2012
    Same issues happens to me. I'll just not touch the screen for 2-3 seconds and it usually works after that
  3. DesertSilver macrumors 6502

    Aug 18, 2011
    Portland, OR
  4. sunking101 macrumors 604


    Sep 19, 2013
    It's the same with copy/select all. Sometimes the function just isn't available and I have to press 'done', lose the keyboard and then start again. I'm tired of simple and obvious bugs cropping up in every single new version of iOS.
  5. I7guy macrumors Core


    Nov 30, 2013
    Gotta be in it to win it
    I think it's a timing thing at least in my case, between the time you touch the screen and how fast you depress the screen. I had to practice to get the timing right and now with practice, the trackpad pops-up every time.
  6. bheathain macrumors member

    Oct 5, 2015
    This is my favorite feature of 3D Touch and my biggest annoyance since it doesn't work part of the time. At first I thought it was just happening on keys that have modifiers available (like long-pressing on "n" might bring up accent marks), but that was ruled out. I'm just hoping it's software-related (assuming so).
  7. jpgr15 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 28, 2015
    I've had the same issue - definitely annoying. I don't think it's a bug but probably a feature in Apple's eyes. Kind of like the palm detection in the new iPad Pro - I think when this happens it's attempting to prevent mistakes. Timing between my last key press seems to impact it.

    Still don't care for it.

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