iOS 11.1 Beta 2 Brings Back 3D Touch App Switcher

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    In the second beta of iOS 11.1, Apple has reintroduced the 3D Touch App Switcher gesture on devices that are equipped with 3D Touch.

    The feature was "intentionally removed" during the iOS 11 beta testing process and was not reimplemented ahead of the official iOS 11 launch, but Apple software engineering chief Craig Federighi promised it would be re-added in a future iOS 11 update.

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    In an email to a MacRumors reader, Federighi said the feature needed to be temporarily removed in iOS 11 because of technical issues.
    The gesture, first implemented in iOS 9, allows users with a compatible iPhone to 3D Touch at the left edge of the display to bring up the App Switcher. When it was pulled from the beta, many iPhone users were disappointed as it is a convenient method for switching between apps with a single gesture. Sans gesture, the only way to bring up the App Switcher on an iPhone is by a double press on the Home button.


    iOS 11.1 beta 2 is currently available for developers, but a public beta should be coming later this week. We're still early in the beta testing process, so it's not yet clear when iOS 11.1 will see a public release.

    Article Link: iOS 11.1 Beta 2 Brings Back 3D Touch App Switcher
     
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    I wonder what sort of technical constraint would have caused the need to remove it.?
     
  3. penajmz macrumors 68040

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    I’m so happy about this. Missed this BIGLY!
     
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    YES! but not worth adding back the beta profile.
     
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    It actually works a bit differently (for me). When I use it, it just goes to the most recent app opened. Similar to the X feature where you slide from left to right on the bottom bar.

    Edit: You sorta slide up while in the process to get to the app switcher. Takes a little getting used to.
     
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  10. kingpushup macrumors regular

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    If subcode were interfering with something, good time now to test before wide release.
     
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    This is exciting. For all the naysayers claiming 3D Touch is a gimmick, when they pull something like this, you notice how much you actually use it.
     
  13. netsped macrumors 6502

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    Can Notification Center or whatever it is called now be dragged down while using reachability? Used that much more than 3D Touch app switcher (happy to see that one come back though).
     
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  15. predation macrumors 65816

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    Another example of a half assed release.
    They FORGOT to add it back. Lmao.
     
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    That was the "technical Restraint"

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  17. kingpushup macrumors regular

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    What if “technical” constraint was human confusion: iPhone X switcher now from left or bottom? No biggie, but not ‘Apple simple’
     
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    I'm not sure either. But it's nice to know that Craig Federighi responded and acknowledged that they were returning this feature.
     
  19. The Barron macrumors 6502

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    I sure hope you weren't "SAD."
     
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    Hopefully they will put the auto brightness toggle back to where it was before iOS 11.
     
  22. dan9700 macrumors 68020

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    Whats the big deal never used it maybe fix 3d touch first
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    Its quicker to double tap home button
     
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    They’re bringing it back? Sigh. More of annoyance than a help in my experience.
     
  24. a3vr macrumors member

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    Not when you are going to the previous app. Push down and swipe across the screen. Done.
     
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