Resolved 3D Touch makes managing apps a nightmare

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  1. Pagemakers, Sep 23, 2016
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    Pagemakers macrumors 68020

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    With the introduction of 3D Touch moving and deleting apps has become a fiddly nightmare.

    If you press too lightly nothing happens. If you press too hard 3D Touch activates.

    It's so difficult to get the app icons to jiggle now until you turn 3D Touch off.

    There has to be a better way to do this Apple!

    Feedback sent to apple!
     
  2. Nozuka macrumors 68000

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    i think you are talking about 3D touch.

    how long have you been using it? it was hard at first, but i got used to it in no time.
     
  3. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    I agree there is an adjustment period. But ultimately it comes down to familiarality. Personally for me, I have had no issues. I actually enjoy it.
     
  4. janeauburn macrumors 6502a

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    I agree.

    3D Touch is a gimmick that only added weight to an already heavy phone. Dumb!
     
  5. Pagemakers thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Sorry I've edited the post to state 3D Touch.

    I've been using it since the day it was released.

    I have it MASSIVELY fiddly to delete and move apps.
     
  6. Pod4477 macrumors member

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    It definitely makes deleting apps annoying, but I feel that the benefits outweigh the negatives.
     
  7. Nozuka macrumors 68000

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    just press and hold the screen very lightely. do it a few times. you will realize it's really not hard to do.

    and the settings allow you to adjust the sensitivity a little bit.
     
  8. andyp350 macrumors 6502a

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    I've never found it awkward. I think it may be to do with how people initially touched the screen. People who naturally push the screen quite hard probably struggle more as they accidentally invoke the 'deep' push. I have to purposefully push harder to do this, so if I just want to move apps I find my natural touch and hold does it with no problem.
    I'm actually in the minority that loves 3D Touch and feel it really adds to the over all user experience. When I go on a friends phone that doesn't have it I get frustrated at not being able to operate it how I am now used to.
     
  9. pika2000 macrumors 68040

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    It's not that bad.
    Another way is to rearrange the home screen on iTunes.
     
  10. Benito macrumors 6502

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    It isn't hard at all. Light long press and not a firm press.
     
  11. Pagemakers thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Ahhhh, LONG - that seems to have fixed it.

    Light press and just leave finger there and they eventually jiggle.

    Thanks :)
     
  12. OVERTASK macrumors 6502

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    It can be disabled if that tickles your fancy.
     
  13. aristobrat macrumors G5

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    It is an acquired skill, at least for me. :)

    iOS 10 is driving me a little batty, though. If I swipe up into Control Center and press the flashlight button too hard, it does nothing (which is frustrating when juggling two dog leashes and my iPhone in one hand at night, and have a pooper scooper bag in my other hand). And for screen shots, it seems like if I press the home button too firmly now, it takes me back to the home screen (even the power button is also being pushed).

    Guess it's time to level those skills up too. Ergh lol
     
  14. Pagemakers thread starter macrumors 68020

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    As much as I think it's a 90% useless feature (a long press would work just as well), I do use it occasionally (when I can remember).
     
  15. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    I just upgraded to a 7 from a 6, so this is my first week with 3D Touch. I have to say, I disagree. Just lightly long press the apps and they start shivering with fear at their imminent demise. Perhaps you're pressing too hard?
     
  16. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    You can adjust the pressure it takes to activate 3D touch. Just increase it, and then you can press pretty close to normal for deleting apps.
     
  17. Pagemakers thread starter macrumors 68020

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    For me unless it's off it made no difference.
     
  18. ventmore macrumors 6502a

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    This is my first iPhone with 3D touch, and I absolutely love it. I find myself using it every day for:

    Previewing emails without opening them...even works whilst in selection mode.
    Moving the cursor and selecting text.
    Jumping directly to a certain part of an app from the app icon.
    Dealing with notifications from the lock screen.
    Looking at larger versions of images on a web page without pinching to zoom in.
    Previewing links in safari and mail.
    Previewing attachments in mail.
     
  19. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Same here. I've found it quite useful for many of the same things.
     
  20. Skika macrumors 68030

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    There is absolutely no issue regarding this. You are literally tapping it wrong.
     
  21. gaymerraver macrumors member

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    I love 3D touch. It just sounds like you're not used to it yet.
     
  22. Pagemakers thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Read up a few posts. It's sorted now. I wasn't holding it long enough.

    I've been a 3D Touch user since day 1 - but recently I find it harder to get the icons to jiggle. Sorted now though.
     
  23. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    May I make a humble suggestion? To avoid more hostile posts telling you what to do (though you've obviously got it sorted already)? Go up to the cog on your OP and change the thread's prefix to "resolved."

    Your thread though; do as you wish. Glad it's all worked out!
     
  24. gaymerraver macrumors member

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    Yea dont worry I found it confusing AF at first
     
  25. Sowelu macrumors regular

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    The key is to just touch the icon, and leave it there a bit longer. It will start to jiggle. No need to press down on the screen.
     

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