iPhone X app switching not using 3D Touch! :(

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  1. 840quadra Moderator

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    iMore did an extensive article with regards to how you activate various items on the X. One thing that stands out to me is how the app switcher is activated.

    I am a bit bummed we can’t do it with 3D Touch, now that they finally brought it back to the UI with the recent iOS update. I know 3D Touch isn’t used by many on MacRumors, but curious who else will miss this feature when using their iPhone X?
     
  2. Hoosier317 macrumors 6502a

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    I believe...and someone can correct me if I’m wrong...that 3D Touch was temporarily removed and is not active in the version of iOS being used on the reviewed X models. It came back in a beta build that I am using now.
     
  3. Ortiz7983 Suspended

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    You don’t have to hold your finger there after you slide up. You can slide up a tad up the right and let go. No need to stop. People are doing that on the reviews.
     
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    We don’t know what version they ship with.
     
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    I just haven't seen a reason why we can't have 3D Touch and swipe sideways to enact the app switcher. AFAIK there is no parallel gesture on the X that would be in conflict.
     
  6. Hoosier317 macrumors 6502a

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    11.0.3
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    There is absolutely no reason to believe it won’t have the 3D Touch enabled app switcher.
     
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    Read the link above, iMore states that 3D Touch does not enact app switching.
     
  8. Rob198612 macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think the iPhone X comes with 11.1 since it was released today if thats the case then once you install 11.1 3D Touch multitask should start working.
     
  9. Zwhaler macrumors 604

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    You can swipe horizontally against the bar at the bottom to app switch. I think it's easier.
     
  10. Hoosier317 macrumors 6502a

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    ...that’s because it isn’t active in 11.0.3. It is in 11.1, which you can upgrade your iPhone X to on Friday.
     
  11. jft94 macrumors regular

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    It might just be me but I don't care if that little 3D touch multitask feature is on the X or not. That little swipe up and over gesture to do the same thing seems better to me.
     
  12. fs454 macrumors 68000

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    No iPhone has it on 11.0.3. 3D touch gesture comes back on 11.1. It's likely to exist on the X.

    Regardless, the new swipe left/right is going to be faster to switch between recent apps, but I bet the 3D touch gesture is quicker to invoke the actual switcher than the slide up and wait.
     
  13. devobail macrumors member

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    For the record, I just learned about this gesture from this trend. And here I was double tapping home to get to app switching.
     
  14. Hoosier317 macrumors 6502a

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    I didn’t know about the 3D Touch shortcut for this until recently, but I never use it. It’s on the wrong side of the screen for me. Guess I’ll be able to reach across easier with the X though!
     
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    I am fully aware that 3D Touch is coming back in 11.1 (actually have had it for weeks since I am on dev Beta). I am also aware the X ships with 11.0.3.

    I am not 100% sure, and am worried that it will not be supported on this phone due to potential gesture collisions. The X uses some gestures not possible on other iOS devices, and we still don’t know (I think??) why 3D Touch app switching was technically impossible when 11.0 was first released.

    Hopefully this concern is all for nothing.
     
  16. DNichter macrumors G3

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    Good. I hate the 3D touch multitasking and personally think they should drop 3D touch altogether. It makes the screens too difficult to manufacture and barely adds any value.
     
  17. Rob198612 macrumors 6502a

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    It’s actually much faster to do certain tasks with 3D Touch
     
  18. fs454 macrumors 68000

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    3D Touch on the keyboard and it becomes a mouse cursor to quick navigate your text entry. Invaluable.
     
  19. DNichter macrumors G3

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    I’ve heard but I just never use it. I may be the minority.
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    Yea but can’t the iPad do the same thing? Could implement without 3D Touch. I’m sure some people love it, but I just don’t have any uses for it.
     
  20. fs454 macrumors 68000

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    I use an iPad Pro 10.5" and the same gesture is sloppy, inconsistent difficult to pull off without 3D Touch. It's two fingers, and it doesn't always trigger right.

    They're definitely not going to remove 3D Touch.
     
  21. MrAperture macrumors regular

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    iPhone X will actually ship with iOS 11.1.
     
  22. Hoosier317 macrumors 6502a

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    Based on what information? The carrier allocation of units have been in US warehouses since at least Saturday. The review units that were a part of published reports yesterday had only been in their hands for about 24 hours. The units being shipped from China did so before 11.1 was released and the dev version was still in testing. How exactly do sumize that the 11.1 GM somehow made it on to devices?

    They will arrive in people hands on Friday with 11.0.3.
     
  23. fs454 macrumors 68000

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    They were assembled and boxed before 11.1 had a GM build and all the review units are 11.0.3 - you'll probably need to update it right out of the box to accept your backup.

    Although you know, it's pretty unlike Apple to release the 11.1 build, have everyone update, and then force all iPhone X buyers to set up as new, update, erase all content and settings, and restore the backup. Maybe there's a trick up their sleeve.
     
  24. 840quadra thread starter Moderator

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    The iPad implementation is 2 finger, it won’t work as well on a smaller screen.

    Why remove something that people like, just because you don’t use it? I never wear sunglasses, perhaps if I come to power, I will make them illegal . ;)
     
  25. MrAperture macrumors regular

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    Apple does internal testing of iOS versions on upcoming hardware all the time. Look at this Geekbench score from September 14 and the version of iOS used:

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