Clarification required with regards to Force touch on messages

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by GC251114, Aug 3, 2016.

  1. GC251114 macrumors 6502

    Jul 28, 2015
    Ok , here goes & keep with me.

    Downloaded public beta 3 today , & like what i see.

    When the phone is locked & screen off & someone sends me a message , i pick up the phone & raise to wake works & the message banner on screen. Now i have message preview off , so just gives name. I thought that if i force touched the message it would allow me to open message & see content & reply , without unlocking phone. Instead it prompts me to unlock phone , & once unlocked it takes me to home screen where i just press the messages icon. I can pull down notification centre & force touch on it there , but not from raise to wake etc.

    Now when i receive a Whatsapp message , i can force touch from raise to wake etc , & i can read & reply without unlocking phone. I must add though , I have the Whatsapp message preview setting switched to on , whereas on the imessage i have the message preview switched off.

    Now is this the reason why the force touch works differently between the two , & i have to have imessage preview switched on to work how i expected , or is there no way you can reply to an imessage using force touch without unlocking phone first & either pulling down from notification centre or activating messages app ?

    Cheers for any help.
  2. lagwagon Suspended


    Oct 12, 2014
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    When you turn off message preview for the Messages app you basically turn off quick reply from the lock screen. It's a security thing. You telling it to not show a preview tells it to require authentication to reply (for security/privacy.) With preview on you tell it you don't care and it allows replying without authentication.
  3. GC251114 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 28, 2015
    Cheers , many thanks for that clarification. Obvious when you think about it, but something I couldn't get my head around at the time.


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