Force Touch Feature

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by jpgr15, Oct 30, 2015.

  1. jpgr15 macrumors 6502a

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    Haven't seen this anywhere else (I might just be living under a rock though), so I wanted to share.

    If you force touch a contact icon in the messages app, a useful menu pops with quick links to call, message, FaceTime, or send an email. Force touching the convo just shows a peek of the convo.

    I think this is great. It's always been somewhat convoluted trying to call a contact from the messages app.

    Apologies if this is already a well known use case.
     
  2. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    It's one of the basic and main features of 3D Touch in iOS 9 that has been heavily advertised and discussed in relation to the new iPhones (6s and 6s Plus).
     
  3. jpgr15 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well, then I've been living under a rock.
     
  4. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    That one might have been shown somewhat less though compared to some other ones. Certainly quite a few useful abilities in different places in iOS.
     
  5. sigp6 macrumors member

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    Very cool! Thanks for sharing.

    I'm under the 3rd rock down from yours...
     
  6. jpgr15 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Haha no problem! I'm glad I'm not the only one that missed it. I tend to follow these things pretty closely so I was surprised when I stumbled upon it.

    This might be on of my favorite 3D touch uses.. next to the trackpad feature.
     
  7. Rhonindk macrumors 68020

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    It does but it has some serious limits.
    It shows mobile as priority and if the contact has >1 mobile, the first shows up. Same for text. Same for email.
    If you have a contact in Favorites it acts the same even if the number under favorites is different.
    ex: Favorites > John S work phone 3D Touch will show mobile info.

    Good function just be aware of what it is actually displaying.
     
  8. skwood macrumors 6502a

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    Same functionality available for contacts in Siri Suggestions but annoyingly not for apps...yet...
     
  9. gsmornot macrumors 68030

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    Maybe you have but I have not...and didn't know the feature was there, so thanks for the tip.
     
  10. jpgr15 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Nice!! I hadn't found that function yet!

    Glad it's helping people out! I follow MR pretty closely and I don't recall having seen this anywhere else.
     

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