Am i the only one? Scrolling with force touch

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  1. x-evil-x macrumors 68040

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    Coming from a 6+ without force touch i didn't know that you can move the cursor point for typing corrections by using force touch and scrolling with your finger.
    The last week and a half i was doing it the old way with the magnifying glass and hating every second of the old method.
     
  2. noobinator macrumors 603

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    It's the most used feature of 3d touch for me.
     
  3. beernut macrumors 6502

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    you're discovering force touch features now that you have a phone that has it.

    did you know you can force touch the left side of the screen to bring up multitask screen?
     
  4. noobinator macrumors 603

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    Or you can force touch the flashlight in control center for varying levels of brightness? :D
     
  5. beernut macrumors 6502

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    force touch assistive touch to go back to Home screen (though to be fair, you have to set that up first)
     
  6. x-evil-x thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Nooooo. did not know that, pretty awesome. Anything else? I know about the different levels of things in control center
     
  7. beernut macrumors 6502

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    well, it's kind of difficult to invoke but you can also select text using a secondary force touch after having enabled the virtual trackpad on the keyboard.

    so first you force touch the keypad to get the virtual trackpad (which you now know), and then release pressure (but keeping your finger on it so that it remains a trackpad instead of switching back to keyboard) and then give it another force touch/press. it's a bit tricky to do so i rarely use it, but...there you go.
     
  8. x-evil-x thread starter macrumors 68040

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    just tried it its rather quick. You can also do triple hard press(force touch plus hard press twice) to select all. you can move the cursor over to a specific word and hard press more and it will select that word.
     
  9. virginblue4 macrumors 68000

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    Difficult? It's extremely easy to do and is my most used feature of 3D touch.
     
  10. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    Even though I like the idea of the 3D Touch on the left side of the screen, it's still inconvenient and you have To press rather hard in my opinion, especially with the Plus model.
     
  11. beernut macrumors 6502

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    difficult *for me*. believe me, i want to use all the shortcuts that are available. it's just that slight lift from force press to a regular hold and back to force press that i can't do reliably to make a difference vs. the old magnifying glass method for text selection.
     
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    I always thought I read something on the jailbreak reddit about the cursor slide tweak being adopted by apple but couldn't for the life of me remember how to enable it. This is great, thanks.
     
  15. AppleFan91 macrumors 65816

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    It's incredibly useful and by far the most used feature of 3D Touch for me lol. They always advertise and show 3D Touch features like shortcuts and all that, but I've always found this to be one of the best features in the phone.
     
  16. Macgic macrumors 6502

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    You're making this too hard on your self. Just force touch, hold it, then tap with your other finger and it will allow you to highlight.
     
  17. beernut macrumors 6502

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    How can you hold and tap, though? Once you release the hold to do the tap, it turns back to keyboard causing a key press.

    But, like I said, it's probably just me :D
     
  18. Macgic macrumors 6502

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    Just force touch (w/right thumb), hold it, (still holding w/right thumb) then tap with your other finger (w/left thumb). This works with any combination of fingers/toes/appendage.

    Capisce?
     
  19. x-evil-x thread starter macrumors 68040

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    You can do it with one finger by force touch then pause and force touch again and it highlights. Don't need two fingers
     
  20. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    "Double click" while still 3D touching allows you to select the word or sentence or paragraph too.

    I saw so much hate for 3D Touch last year and I was surprised. I couldn't tell if my enthusiasm was just weird or if people simply didn't use their phones for typing much. It's also just about the only way I go into multi tasking.
     

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