How (frequently) are you using 3D Touch?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by AbsynthMinded, Oct 19, 2015.


How frequently do you use 3D Touch?

  1. Using it daily, made it a part of my iOS experience

    68 vote(s)
  2. Using it daily, but only for a few specific functions

    59 vote(s)
  3. Still transitioning, use it when I can remember

    75 vote(s)
  4. Hardly use it, not convenient or efficient

    75 vote(s)
  5. Don't use/Turned off

    15 vote(s)
  6. Confused, needs more instructions

    4 vote(s)
  1. AbsynthMinded, Oct 19, 2015
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2015

    AbsynthMinded macrumors member

    Oct 17, 2015
    So it has been roughly a month since the launch of the 6S/6S+ and I am sure plenty of people here got their phones close to the launch date. I know its still early but figured a thread like this could help people if they were on the fence about the 3D touch feature, whether you own the phone or planning on purchasing one.

    Please feel free to share your thoughts, especially if your thoughts don't coincide with the limited choices in the poll.

    Things I have used it for:
    - I started using many native apps again just given how quickly I can pull up functions (Mail, Maps, Notes, etc.)
    - Text editing; the keyboard cursor and 3D touch selecting are game changers
    - Multi-task has never been simpler, I prefer it to pushing the home button especially since I have a 6S+ but would still prefer to one-hand my phone when I can
    - Peek/Pop along with the additional options after peeking (this is my favorite feature)
    - Dealing with links and addresses in an intuitive way, I like not having to completely open the application just to see. This is more useful than dealing split-screen IMO.

    As I am learning about new functions I am adding them to my use. I can wait for more intuitive functions and 3rd party support! One thing that did disappoint me is that a lot of these features aren't publicized, I found out most functions through experimenting or online forums.
  2. lordofthereef macrumors G5


    Nov 29, 2011
    Boston, MA
    Had trouble deciding between the first two choices. I use it daily and it has become part of my iOS experience but I only use it for specific functions, app switcher being a big one. But app switching is something in doing dozens of times a day anyway, so...

    I also do peak and pop links especially on forums. That has been nice. Haven't been given a compelling reason to use it on the home screen yet though.
  3. mcdj macrumors G3


    Jul 10, 2007
  4. CPx macrumors 6502

    Sep 6, 2013
  5. anthonybkny macrumors 6502


    Feb 15, 2011
    so far the only time i use it is to show people the difference between the 6s and the 6 lol
  6. AndrewR23 macrumors 68040

    Jun 24, 2010
    I only use it to feel the funny vibrate my phone makes.
  7. thebro20 macrumors regular

    Sep 7, 2014
    i use it for the app switcher all the time, text editing, peek and pop on twitter and other things. I haven't found it quiet that useful on the home screen yet, maybe if they add more functions to 3d touching an app
  8. MarcBook macrumors 6502a


    Jul 13, 2008
    United Kingdom
    I use it all the time and I love it. Peek and Pop in every app that supports it, left edge squeeze/press-then-swipe for multi-tasking, icon shortcuts, and also the keyboard trackpad feature.

    I'm also addicted to pressing apps that don't support 3D Touch. I just love the tapping it makes.
  9. AbsynthMinded thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 17, 2015
    I do the same thing ALL THE TIME, another reason why I like the 6S/6S+ is that haptic feedback.

    Thanks for giving us something to peek at, a good way to make this poll even more interactive!
  10. Genkakuzai macrumors regular

    Jun 13, 2013
    Few times a day tops, but that's mostly because the support of it isn't terribly widespread yet. Pretty sure I'll be using it a lot more once most apps start supporting it. I can also imagine games taking advantage of it in a bunch of ways.
  11. tobefirst macrumors 68040


    Jan 24, 2005
    St. Louis, MO
    I've gotten used to the app switcher and will occasionally use it for an App's quick actions, though I don't think that has been fully thought through yet, and the majority of my apps don't support it. Every time I go to edit text, I try to remind myself to use it then, though I don't always succeed. And peek and pop are cool, perhaps the most cool of all the new uses, but I haven't adapted to them quite as quickly.
  12. Cobold macrumors member


    Sep 16, 2014
    Dieburg / Germany
    Except for the few live-photos I take/took, I do use it at all.
    I tried, yes I tried to let it become part of the way I use iOS, but I cannot find a SINGLE task that it became usefull, convenient or anyway helpfull at all.
    Peak is totally nonsense while browsing, the URL you peak needs as long to load as if I would open it directely with the mayor disadvantage that I cannot even scroll. Pop is even more useless.

    And the Apps that do support 3D-Touch by now do not offer any advantage either.
    Most of the apps just offer some shotcuts. And by the time it takes for 3D-Touch to get recognized, I have openend the App and found my way to that function already.

    My conclusion: totally pointless feature that could have been easisy realized by long-touch without adding weight and space wasted by the 3D-Touch-layer.

    I bought my 6s because of the A9, the 2GB of RAM and definetly not for 3D-Touch.
  13. nordique macrumors 65816

    Oct 12, 2014
    All the time

    Especially the app switcher. So convenient
  14. alperduran217 macrumors member


    Mar 24, 2015
    I'm not using all the time but I use the peek and pop a lot in mail, instagram, safari... I've never used shortcuts. It's not practical as they introduced us.
  15. AbsynthMinded, Oct 19, 2015
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2015

    AbsynthMinded thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 17, 2015
    I know what you mean, I think a few of the 3D Touch app shortcuts are a stretch though a few I do enjoy like Shazam (3rd party) and Photos (native).

    I like the peek/pop mostly because I like the option of looking at something before actually wanting to open the app, particularly because these phones don't support split screen. I also don't always keep Safari or others apps that utilize peak/pop open in the background, with the 2GB I know I could...but I don't.

    I have a more positive outlook of the 3D touch capabilities, but to each their own. However, I can safely say that majority of people on MacRumors did not get the 6S/6S+ for 3D touch, in fact 3D touch is barely talked about these days unless its a problem/issue. 2GB and A9 processor are great, possibly the best features of the 6S, but that has really been talked to death in these forums lol
  16. IphoneIssues macrumors 65816

    Dec 30, 2010
    Only had he phone for just over a week, and I'm still in the phase where I'm trying to remember to use 3D touch. I forget I could be using it to do certain things, sometimes. Like looking into threads on Macforums without actually opening the links.
  17. jtwlbz macrumors 6502a

    Dec 23, 2014
    I use it for text editing, direction to home in maps and taking selfie.
  18. MaxBga macrumors regular


    Jun 14, 2015
    Seriously I really forget that it's here. But when I remember it, it's very nice. Like with the keyboard navigation and peek into links.
  19. cdm283813 macrumors 6502

    Jan 10, 2015
    I hardly use it because I forget that I have it; not because it's a bad feature. Hoping that some jailbreak tweaks will help.
  20. asleep macrumors 68040


    Sep 26, 2007
    Worth a "pop", imo. :D
  21. mattopotamus macrumors G5


    Jun 12, 2012
    I seriously only use it for multitasking. I guess I use it here and there for adding contacts or a reminder. I find peek and pop totally useless.
  22. Broadus macrumors 6502a

    Oct 26, 2011
    I've not yet found it to be more than a novelty. Perhaps when more apps make use of it, it will be more useful to me.
  23. Allin44 macrumors 6502

    Sep 1, 2014
    Your opinion is your own, but what a load of crap. There are SEVERAL fantastic uses for it that have already been implemented.
  24. andyw715 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 25, 2013
    Email mostly.

    iMessage would be nice but the the list of names that appears should include unread messages.

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