Am I the only one not using 3D Touch?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Gix1k, Oct 1, 2015.

  1. Gix1k macrumors 68030


    Jun 16, 2008
    I really forget it's there and when I do, I can't find a reason to use it. It does nothing faster for me. I'm basically getting nothing from the 6s+ other than the increase in performance over the 6+
  2. mjschabow macrumors 68020

    Dec 25, 2013
    I do. Love it for my home screen apps like messages, mail, Safari, etc. it will only get better as more devs make their apps compatible.
  3. Shark5150 macrumors 65816


    Sep 24, 2014
    Dallas, Texas
    Really dude....?
  4. Psyfuzz macrumors 6502


    Dec 5, 2014
    You have to make a conscious effort to make yourself to use it the first few days of owning a 6S until it becomes routine - once you get used to it and become fluent in what it can do it/what options specific apps offer it does speed up time, just got to stick with it and really focus on using it.

    Plus try getting used to the peep and pop in Safari, it's one of the more genuinely useful options with 3D.
  5. Waine06 macrumors newbie


    Oct 26, 2011
    Sometimes I forget the features are there, but I anticipate on using them. Trying to reprogram my brain...
  6. Sekelani macrumors 6502


    May 26, 2012
    Question, why did you upgrade in the first place?
    My reason why multiple......
    3D Touch, faster processor better graphics 4K video better wi fi bands and better camera.
  7. Jman13 macrumors 68000

    Aug 7, 2011
    Columbus, OH
    I use the quick actions a bit, peek and pop a bit less, but I use the deep press swipe for the task switcher quite often and the deep press on the keyboard to activate the trackpad all the time. That feature alone is worth it for me.
  8. melman101 macrumors 68030

    Sep 3, 2009
    Being an OG iPhone user it takes time to use the new features but 3D Touch is one I love a lot.
  9. sunking101 macrumors 604


    Sep 19, 2013
    In order:

    No lag, no stutter, no freezing.
    I never upgrade for things like Touch ID, Apple Pay and 3D Touch. I do however use 3D Touch, minimally.
  10. edlex macrumors 68000


    Apr 14, 2010
    I also forget it's there but I do find it useful. It's just a learning curve but once more apps incorporate it into their system I'm sure it will become second nature.
  11. Ninerboy81 macrumors regular


    Jun 2, 2014
    Murrieta, CA
    Takes some getting used to. But I use it mainly for the camera to pick either selfie or photo. Deep press for task manager is one of my favorites. I also love using it in instagram a lot.
  12. CjonesHouston macrumors 65816


    Apr 29, 2015
    I agree it took a few hours for me to get use to or remember the feature. On day 2. I noticed how great the feature was and the possibility. Now I use it more and more each day. I believe this a game changer. On the level of physical keyboard to virtual keyboard. In a couple of years other device makers will incorporate it (Samsung ). Lol
  13. Gix1k thread starter macrumors 68030


    Jun 16, 2008
    I upgraded because I do every year. I don't use it for messages because it basically only shows the latest people I texted or new message. Quicker really to just open messages. I don't use it for mail because why do I need it to take me to inbox when clicking the mail icon takes me there. I could see using it for the camera features but I forget to. The peek in photos makes no sense...I'm peeking with the thumbnails and open the pic I want full screen. I also don't use Safari, I use chrome. Like someone else said, you just have to make an effort and find use for it. Just my opinion
  14. CjonesHouston macrumors 65816


    Apr 29, 2015
    Force yourself to use the feature for a day. The next day you will use it more. The after you will appreciate it. Start by using 3D Touch for safari and camera app. Try using it for quick messages. Calendar inputs or peeking at web links. It's a game changer for me.
  15. mmomega macrumors 68040


    Dec 30, 2009
    DFW, TX
    I use it quite a bit. Being able to go directly to the type of camera I want to use is nice (video, photo, pano) I have phone favorites so force touching lets me choose very quickly who to call, the search nearby option in Maps is quicker to use.
  16. jpgr15 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 28, 2015
    Track pad is nice with it. The contact suggestions on the messaging and phone icon suck though. Mine are never who I'm looking for and to my knowledge you can't change them.
  17. CE3 macrumors 65816

    Nov 26, 2014
    I've played around with it but I haven't used it much yet. I'm sure I'll use it more after I've had my phone longer. Maps > Directions Home is going to be awesome to have while driving. My favorite 3D touch feature so far.
  18. spazma7ik macrumors 6502a

    Sep 12, 2009
    It's already 2nd nature for me to peek/pop links in Safari. It's quite useful.
  19. smoledman macrumors 68000

    Oct 17, 2011
    I can see it becoming useful to me on the Phone app for frequent contacts in a couple of weeks. That's way faster then tapping into the Phone app and going to recent contacts. As far as the rest of 3D Touch, that will depend on what app developers do. It's VERY early days...
  20. normanfox macrumors 6502a

    Feb 9, 2014

    which is not much in real usage. A9 is 30% faster on pager.
  21. sunking101 macrumors 604


    Sep 19, 2013
    Au contraire. The 6S+ absolutely smokes the 6+. I actually *had* to upgrade because the 6+ was such a laggy, stuttering and freezing RAMless POS. The jump from 6+ to 6S+ is actually considerably bigger than from the iPhone 5 to the 6+. It's not just the CPU performance increase but the GPU and RAM too. As a package they make a considerable difference.
  22. mcdj macrumors G3


    Jul 10, 2007
    I wish there were more system wide places to use it. Say, pressing in an empty place on the home screen to bring up changing the wallpaper, or icon size.

    I also really wish there were 3D Touch contextual menu items like "search google", or "search eBay", "search Wikipedia", etc. for highlighted words. Or highlighting a phone number to add to contacts, or a URL to add to bookmarks or the reading list. How about force pressing a photo to open a menu of apps to open it in? Instagram, share in Facebook, edit in Snapseed, etc...

    There are so many unrealized ways to use 3D Touch that I find it rather limited in its current state.
  23. The Game 161 macrumors P6

    The Game 161

    Dec 15, 2010
    I use it daily but it will take a while till it's part of your whole day until more apps take advantage of it.

    it's very useful for camera and photos..thats where i use it the most
  24. barondebxl macrumors 6502


    Sep 21, 2013
    I totally understand what you mean. Right now it's more fun than anything but once the majority of apps support it I think that's all we will be using.
  25. Abazigal macrumors G4


    Jul 18, 2011
    I use it mainly to search for apps in the app store and for the trackpad feature.

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