New 3D Touch Action in iOS 10 Lets You Prioritize App Downloads

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    After a few weeks of new iOS 10 features slowly being discovered by beta testers, one new 3D Touch-enabled shortcut was stumbled upon recently that will let users prioritize the bulk download of apps. When more than one app is installing, users on iOS 10 can 3D Touch to select "Prioritize Download" and temporarily pause the installation of other apps while the selected one gains favor.


    On devices running iOS 9 and earlier, bulk downloads require users to run through every app downloading and tap to pause them, leaving only their favored app downloading. Apple's streamlined process in iOS 10 should greatly alleviate the frustration in moments where multiple apps are waiting to be downloaded and installed onto an iPhone.

    (Thanks, Eric!)

    Article Link: New 3D Touch Action in iOS 10 Lets You Prioritize App Downloads
  2. JaJaWa macrumors 6502


    Feb 16, 2013
    Hong Kong | London
    Except if your device doesn't have 3D Touch...
  3. JonneyGee macrumors 6502


    Jun 8, 2011
    Nashville, TN
    Nice feature. Apple is good about thinking about the little things like this.
  4. Cougarcat macrumors 604

    Sep 19, 2003
    Seriously. 3D Touch should be for shortcuts only. There should always be another method.
  5. Chazzle macrumors 68000


    Jul 17, 2015
    This has already been possible for the past few years by simply tapping on the app you'd like to prioritize.
  6. Jal217 macrumors regular


    Oct 28, 2015
    Oh I see what you are saying, people who don't have a feature because they bought a phone without it can't use said feature? Wow I guess that's right.

    On a similar note did you know that if you buy a car without a rear view camera you can't use a rear view camera to backup? Hm, makes you think what these corporations are up to.
  7. imas145 macrumors newbie


    Jun 2, 2015
    And their is. Just manually pause every other app, either through the Home screen or more easily from the updates list in App Store. This is just a shortcut.
  8. Sandstorm macrumors 6502a


    Sep 27, 2011
    Riga, Latvia
    How about every iPad in existence? Like the recent "Pros" that will immediately become morally obsolete once the new amazing only apple can make such awesome wow - "the new iPad Pro Plus with 3D touch extreme HD" are introduced.
  9. JaJaWa macrumors 6502


    Feb 16, 2013
    Hong Kong | London
    That's a hardware feature. My car has received software updates.
  10. smacrumon macrumors 68030


    Jan 15, 2016
    C:\> Disk defragmentation ?

    Is this choice really necessary? Not a smarter way to resolve prioritizing downloads without user input?

    Really Apple? Adding, adding, adding until one day we find ourselves with a super bloated iOS?

  11. Crzyrio macrumors 65816

    Jul 6, 2010
    Important to note, this only applies to NEW Downloads.

    Apps that are updating only gives you the option to Pause or Cancel. Maybe they will add all of them later?
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    Yeah! iPhones should be able to read our minds to find out which app we want to be downloaded first.
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    3D Touch is a hardware feature as well?
  12. 2457282 Suspended

    Dec 6, 2012
    These are the little simple ergonomics of a user experience that I like about Apple.
  13. jclardy macrumors 68040


    Oct 6, 2008
    He is saying there could be a method for people that bought the newest iPhone, the iPhone SE. As a developer I hate that Apple put out the SE without 3D touch, because now 3D touch will never be an integral part of the UX, at least until the SE is out of circulation (Likely another two years.)

    Here is a simple solution Apple could do - touch and hold on blank space - app icons go into move/delete state. Tap and hold on icon - 3d touch shortcut menu. Problem solved for the SE/iPhone 6/6+/5s/5.
  14. Cougarcat macrumors 604

    Sep 19, 2003
    That's not really a practical UI. Especially when you're restoring and you have a lot of apps downloading. There's no reason why they couldn't add a priority button in the updates list.
  15. asleep macrumors 68040


    Sep 26, 2007
    Because those multiple app update mornings can add up to 30 seconds to your busy day...?
  16. Tubamajuba macrumors 68020

    Jun 8, 2011
    Done with MacRumors, the trolls have won
    Can you tell me how much disk space and CPU usage this "prioritize downloads" feature uses? I didn't think it would be resource intensive at all, but you seem to have insider information.
  17. Cougarcat macrumors 604

    Sep 19, 2003
    So we're advocating bad UI now?
  18. I7guy macrumors P6


    Nov 30, 2013
    Gotta be in it to win it
    I would thing fans who want iOS to be more like android would be jumping for joy.:eek:
  19. macduke macrumors G3


    Jun 27, 2007
    Central U.S.
    This is what I thought as well. I guess this just gives it a GUI for those who didn't know you could do that.

    It's weird that Apple adds a feature like this that is so unlikely to get use that it wasn't even discovered until weeks after the software was first released. And yet they still won't add a toggle to switch between video resolutions in the Camera app. Why can't I tap or 3D Touch that big 4K "button" to quickly switch resolution? That would get much more use than this, since most apps just update silently in the background unless you're restoring your device.
  20. dannyyankou macrumors 604


    Mar 2, 2012
    Scarsdale, NY
    Alright, give me a solution. If you don't have 3D Touch, how can you prioritize app downloads? If you hold down on an app icon without 3D Touch, the apps wiggle so you can move them so that wouldn't work out.
  21. Cougarcat macrumors 604

    Sep 19, 2003
    Doesn't have to be in the homescreen. They could add a Mail-like swipe gesture in the updates list, with options to prioritize or delete. Or just add a prioritize icon next to the download icon.
  22. ke-iron macrumors 65816

    Aug 14, 2014
    What gives you the right to deem 3D Touch for shortcuts only? Before 3D Touch there was no 3D Touch, so Apple can implement it whatever way they see fit.
  23. AJ5790 macrumors 6502

    Jun 1, 2016
    3D Touch? Also a hardware feature.
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    This is an... Unexpected reaction. Stop making better ways to do stuff Apple, JUST STOOOOOPPPPP!!!!!
  24. 16Paws macrumors 6502a

    Jun 2, 2014
    This works on updates as well... Prioritize only appears on updates currently when the app is in the install phase. I would hope that this is something that will be adjusted in future betas.
  25. mdelvecchio macrumors 68040


    Sep 3, 2010
    well duh. and Touch ID only works if you have a sensor for it. point?

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