Do you use 3D Touch?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Italianblend, Sep 16, 2017.

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Do you use 3D Touch?

  1. Yes, frequently

    46.8%
  2. Rarely

    31.0%
  3. No

    13.9%
  4. I don't have a 3D Touch device

    8.2%
  1. Italianblend macrumors 68000

    Italianblend

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    #1
    I've had a 6S for two years now and I very rarely use this feature. I'm wondering, is this an under-used feature or do people get real productivity out of it?
     
  2. penajmz macrumors 68040

    penajmz

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    #2
    Rarely when I remember to use it when I force touch on Settings to go to Wifi or Battery.
     
  3. martin2345uk macrumors 6502a

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    #3
    Only the keyboard cursor functionality and the countdown timer in the control centre.
     
  4. bambooshots macrumors 65816

    bambooshots

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    #4
    I use it often enough I wish my iPad had it.
     
  5. Nozuka macrumors 68020

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  6. WilliamG macrumors G3

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    #6
    Mostly keyboard cursor, and quick shortcut to start camera in selfie mode. For the cursor alone it's worth it for me. I use that ALL the time.
     
  7. Lop1 macrumors member

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    #7
    I have disabled it , it is just confusing.
     
  8. oplix Suspended

    oplix

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    #8
    its hilarious that 3d touch is even a thing. i think it might be the biggest gimmick apple has ever released. its basically the equivalent of holding the screen down to initiate a secondary action except instead of making the software do that, you integrate an entire hardware layer to the screen.
     
  9. marchrose2011 macrumors 6502

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    #9
    I use mine mostly for the keyboard cursor but I have been making more of an effort to remember to use it otherwise. usually its by accident though tbh
     
  10. WilliamG macrumors G3

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    #10
    It's hilarious how much I disagree with you. :D
     
  11. onepoint macrumors 6502a

    onepoint

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    #11
    Mostly for copying/saving photos, come to think of it. And “lock screen” notification interaction (marking new emails as ‘read’ is probably 75% of that). Oh, and tap whatever it’s called reactions in iMessage. And keyboard cursor placement.
     
  12. yep-sure macrumors 6502

    yep-sure

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    #12
    When I had a 6S I rarely used it. It just wasn't quicker than doing things then normal way. It's a gimmick in my opinion.

    Although with that said, I did find the keyboard cursor thing useful.
     
  13. WilliamG macrumors G3

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    #13
    So then it's not a gimmick.... If you find something useful...
     
  14. Nozuka macrumors 68020

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    #14
    hopefully they'll improve this in iOS, when all of the iphones have it.
    but thanks to the SE this will still take a few years....
     
  15. 0007776 Suspended

    0007776

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    #15
    I've tried it out a few times, but haven't found it useful.
     
  16. ivanwi11iams Contributor

    ivanwi11iams

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    #16
    I often forget I have that feature.
    I do wish I had it on my iPad Pro...
     
  17. Rigby macrumors 601

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    #17
    The bigger problem are probably the iPads. Apparently they haven't found a way yet to make it work with larger displays.

    Regarding usability, they need to find some way to make it obvious in the UI where 3D Touch is available. Would have been easy if iOS still had the old 3D style ...
     
  18. michael31986 macrumors 68040

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  19. Shirasaki macrumors G3

    Shirasaki

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    #19
    Yes it has. Otherwise this phone is not only underwhelming but also a huge step back.
     
  20. Kevsta26 macrumors 6502a

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    #20
    Keyboard cursor is hands down the most useful 3D Touch feature. It’s helped me countless times! I also use 3D Touch a lot for copying links, saving photos, quickly jumping to features in apps, etc.
     
  21. bufffilm Suspended

    bufffilm

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    #21
    You are not alone.

    Bought the 6s when it came out. Would have bought the SE had it been released at the same time.

    Don't use the 3D Touch. I'm still on iOS 9 so I don't know what extra 3D Touch features came out since then or if the 6s would support it.

    Far as I'm concerned, it is a gimmick.
     
  22. Shirasaki macrumors G3

    Shirasaki

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    #22
    I do use a lot and super frequently. I find it particularly useful, especially when iOS 11 is released.
     
  23. Cyberguycpt macrumors 6502a

    Cyberguycpt

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    #23
    I use it for a few things, like people above said I use it for the cursor. I have all me apps in folders with other apps that are similar, like a games folder or a shopping folder the good thing about 3D touch is that if you 3D touch on the folder it shows you which apps have notifications which is great for the folders that have alot of apps in it because I don't have to spend alot of time scrolling to find my application.

    Edit: also use it to adjust brightness of lights in house.
     
  24. ct2k7 macrumors 603

    ct2k7

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    #24
    Have to use it frequently to operate my lights using Home in control centre
     
  25. titrau macrumors 65816

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    #25
    Everybody forgot it ... not useful at all....
     

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