3D Touch for messages has to be Improved over time

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by GC251114, Oct 15, 2015.

  1. GC251114 macrumors 6502

    Jul 28, 2015
    I've had my 6s Plus for a couple of days now , & as I expected I totally love it.

    Looked forward to the 3D Touch & on the whole I'm not disappointed. unlike a few posts on here , I'm not finding the feature with messages too frustrating. At the minute the 3 contacts that always appear for me are the 3 most used contacts I text. Now I've read certain posts where totally random at any time of the day , so currently I'm not having that behaviour.

    Now this is what I find frustrating though & rather bizarre.

    When messages is pressed , the first option is New Message. Select that & you are obviously taken to the screen to compose & send a new message. But , you obviously have to press the + symbol to select a contact or input the number if that person is not in your contacts. Surely , the majority of people you text are those that you know , so therefore would be in your contacts. I just find this option pointless & redundant & can't see any benefit of it.

    More frustrating. Why when a message comes in & shows the notification on the messages badge , when you 3D Touch it , why doesn't the name of the sender appear in that list with the message number next to their name. Just slide finger onto that contact , press & you're taken straight to that conversation - all from the home screen. Example being , one of the contacts that has always appeared in the list for me is Mum. Now my mum has just text me , however when I 3D Touch messages , I have no idea that mum has text me as there's no (1) next to Mum. So basically I can't slide down to the contact & press to open. So basically again no quicker than just opening messages as we have been in the past.

    Now I know 3D Touch is in its infancy , & I'm excited with regards to what this may offer in the future , but even though a first release I do feel Apple could've thought this through a lot better. It's there to save us time etc , but I'm either missing the point here with regards to messages , or it's been released rather half cocked. Unfortunately I've read nothing about any improvement in 9.1 , so it may be a long wait.

    Am I just being fussy ?

  2. GC251114 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 28, 2015

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