Can't live without 3D Touch

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Hieveryone, Dec 9, 2015.

  1. Hieveryone macrumors 68040

    Apr 11, 2014
    I just wanted to take a minute to tout how necessary 3d touch is.

    I use every time I go to safari and opera browser.

    It makes things faster.

    I didn't realize how imperative it was until today.

    I got a Samsung phone via their test drive program.

    And while the phone is premium and really good, not having 3D Touch makes it feel out dated.
  2. CNeufeld macrumors 6502a

    Nov 25, 2009
    Edmonton, AB
  3. viperGTS macrumors 68000

    Nov 15, 2010
    Glad to hear someone actually praising 3D Touch rather than complain about it (when it can easily be turned off).
  4. Vicrooloo macrumors regular

    Dec 8, 2015
    I still haven't adapted to using 3D Touch in any significant way or form. Its still just a party trick for me.

    Apple needs to calibrate the keyboard scrolling function. I always have to press mega hard for it to register instead of typing a single letter.

    EDIT: I do have it set to max sensitivity
  5. Applefan4 macrumors 6502

    May 6, 2013
    I use it for:

    Opening app manager (better and quicker than double tapping the home button once you get used to it)

    Moving cursor around by 3D touching the keyboard (amazing feature)

    Previewing messages in what's app so it doesn't appear as 'read'

    As for actually using it with Apps, so far I don't think it's any better than opening them the old fashioned way, might change in the future.
  6. nordique, Dec 9, 2015
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2015

    nordique macrumors 65816

    Oct 12, 2014
    I thought it was a gimmick myself, from the moment it was rumoured on the then-nameless "9th gen iPhone"

    At launch I barely used it, and I still thought it was a gimmicky feature. I bought the 6s for the internal spec upgrades, namely the A9 and the 2GB of Ram...3D touch was still gimmicky to me then

    Today, I too feel similar to the OP at times...I now use it frequently and its my main method of switching apps. I don't remember the last time I clicked the home button twice, sometimes I don't even press the home button at all (just touch it for touch ID)...its pretty incredible how that change occurred.

    When I go to my 6P or 5s, I often find myself wishing I could use 3D touch and sometimes find myself pressing into those screens by way of habit. That was the moment I realized I had converted to 3D touch use without even realizing it!

    Its definitely a really cool feature.

    Edit: Its surprisingly natural and simple to go into the multitask switcher; when multitasking between several apps I find its a lot faster to multitask with than pressing the home button twice. For example, 3D touch between Microsoft Word and Excel when doing work on the go and use the 3D touch to activate the cursor on the makes using a phone so much easier than before to do work. I feel productive when commuting on public transit now haha

    Hopefully Apple really expands on this feature set with the next iPhone and the next iOS
  7. Elisha macrumors 6502a


    Nov 21, 2006
    It is a cool feature but I forget it's there half the time.
  8. HEK macrumors 68040


    Sep 24, 2013
    US Eastern time zone
    I forget how much I use it till I go to my iPad Air 2 and it's not there.
  9. nordique macrumors 65816

    Oct 12, 2014
    Yeah this was how I noticed that I used it more than I realized too! Go to a 3D touch-less device and all of a sudden you find yourself using it and realizing its not there. Its a feeling of "whoa, this feels old now"

  10. andyw715 macrumors 65816

    Oct 25, 2013
  11. aawil macrumors 6502a


    May 18, 2008
    I'm hoping it makes it to the next iPad air, I'm already pushing down on mine.
  12. NovemberWhiskey macrumors 68040


    May 18, 2009
    It's really inconsistent for me. Like when you try to switch apps with 3d touch. Sometimes it triggers, sometimes it doesn't.

    same with the keyboard. Sometimes you get teh cursor, sometimes it just ends up selecting the key you are pressing over.
  13. bembol macrumors 65816


    Jul 29, 2006
    It's funny 3D Touch was one of the reasons why I bought it but after a few weeks I used it less than a dozen and majority was showing it off.
  14. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    You can not live with out it?

    Really? I seldom if ever use it and I am fine.
  15. redheeler macrumors 604


    Oct 17, 2014
    I still use it all the time. Quick Look for Safari links and Mail messages, entering the app switcher, moving the cursor when typing text. It's a great feature.

    It helps to set sensitivity to light, and takes some getting used to. For me it works great, and I wish the functionality could be extended to landscape mode as well.
    3D Touch on the keyboard can be somewhat unreliable. I still miss SwipeSelect, which I had installed some months back when my iPhone 5s was jailbroken. The 3D Touch implementation is nice, but isn't quite there yet.
  16. NovemberWhiskey macrumors 68040


    May 18, 2009
    Someone else said that if works consistently if you just wait a second for the cursor to start blinking, and i found that to be true. If you try it before the cursor blinks, it just selects the key.
  17. Furzul macrumors 6502


    Jan 13, 2013
    Derbyshire, England
    I must admit that I use it and find it very useful when I can remember to use it.
  18. redheeler macrumors 604


    Oct 17, 2014
    Yes, that does appear to be the case. Hopefully the delay will be fixed in a future iOS update, and I'm surprised it hasn't been already.
  19. appledefenceforce macrumors 6502


    Oct 5, 2015
    I use it subconsciously all the time now, even in apps that don't support it.
  20. GlenK macrumors 6502a


    Aug 1, 2013
    St. Augustine, FL
    Love it and use it all the time. Love the email peek then slide the email to the trash right from the peek screen.
  21. TWD98j macrumors regular

    Sep 14, 2010
    Yes 3D Touch has been a game changer for me too. I use it mainly for....

    - Shortcuts when opening apps

    - Previewing messages and URLs

    - Switching between apps

    As of yet, I'm not sure whether 3D Touch is as much of a game changer as Touch ID was when it debuted on the 5S. But still, I do feel like I have been spoiled by it. For example, I have a regular 6 for my work phone and at least once per day I find myself pressing on the screen and then I suddenly remember that it doesn't have 3D Touch. Actually 3D Touch is the reason I would not buy an iPad right now simply because Apple hasn't brought 3D Touch to the iPad lineup yet and I don't want to go back to an iOS device that doesn't have 3D Touch just like I wouldn't want to go back from Touch ID to passwords either.
  22. geoff5093 macrumors 68020


    Sep 16, 2014
    Dover, NH
    Now you get a sense for how great it's been to be able to long press on Android!
  23. Simacca macrumors 65816


    Jul 31, 2008
    UK, South East.
    I love 3D Touch. Use it mainly for app switching, quick dialling and quick texting.
  24. Acevesx macrumors regular

    Jan 15, 2008
  25. na1577 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 20, 2008
    I think Apple may have modified this in iOS 9.2 because now it's almost impossible for me to access the cursor. I even tried adjusting the sensitivity in settings, but no matter how hard I press it still registers it as a regular touch. It's incredibly frustrating because this is the only 3D touch feature I really use.

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