Tip: Adjust 3D Touch sensitivity to 'Light'

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  1. thatJohann macrumors 6502a

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    Go to Settings, Accessibility, 3D Touch - > change from medium to light.

    Even on light I'm still struggling to do the 'pop'. I just get the peek and then I push as if I wanted to break the screen to get the pop.

    I feel it needs a new sensitivity called 'Ultra Light'.

    Anyone else having a bit of a trouble doing the 'pops'?
     
  2. BergerFan macrumors 68020

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    Great tip!
     
  3. asleep macrumors 68040

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    Great tip, don't feel like I have to push my finger through the screen now...

    Settings--> General--> Accessibility--> 3D Touch==> change touch sensitivity from Medium to Light.
     
  4. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    3D Touch still sounds a bit gimmicky to me, and more so if you need to really push hard onto the glass.
     
  5. SpamJunkie macrumors regular

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    Funny, I am triggering 3d touch with ease, possibly too easily. Might be all those years playing guitar?

    Sounds like a good idea to have different levels available, at least.
     
  6. BergerFan macrumors 68020

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    Once you use it, you'll 'get it'. I was a sceptic before today too.
     
  7. NewtonPippin macrumors regular

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    Some people on reddit are claiming they've already shattered their screen by pressing too hard on it trying to activate "pop"! Everyone should follow this tip IMMEDIATELY.
     
  8. Vundu macrumors 65816

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  9. TG1 macrumors 6502a

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    Any issue differentiating a 3D touch from a standard long press (e.g., long pressing on an icon to get them to jiggle so you can rearrange)?
     
  10. SpamJunkie macrumors regular

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    I couldn't find that post. Got a link?
     
  11. MZI2015 macrumors newbie

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    FAKE ! There is nobody with this problem ... LOL
     
  12. E3BK macrumors 68020

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    Yes. Long press is just that - you don't need extra pressure. Though I think many of us were used to that.I definitely was. lol. It took a little bit to get used to it. 3D touch, you need to press down a little bit. To get icons to jiggle, just hold your finger on the icon for a while. Small learning curve but once you get it, it's easy. I also adjusted the 3D touch to light.
     
  13. BrandonHacks macrumors regular

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    WTH? Why doesn't apple watch have this setting??
     
  14. asleep macrumors 68040

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    No it's easy to differentiate once you activate 3D a couple of times.

    One is press & hold, the other is press firmly into... if that makes sense.
     
  15. Tubamajuba macrumors 68000

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    What are you talking about? Every negative thing people say about a new iPhone is true. All the positive comments must be from paid shills.

    :rolleyes:
     
  16. adamhenry macrumors 65816

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  17. Jonx macrumors 6502

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    Although I have no problem triggering peek and pop, this makes it way easier. Thanks.
     
  18. Cryates macrumors 6502a

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    Same here. The light setting is too light for me, so I engage it even when I don't want to. Different strokes for different folks.
     
  19. hobspain macrumors member

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    Pop is definitely too hard. I also adjusted to Light (first thing I did with my new iphone) but Pop is mostly unaltered by this setting, just the Peek.

    Agree that a second slider for Pop would be highly appreciated.
     
  20. adamhenry macrumors 65816

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    I found the light setting to work much better for the swipe right to multi-tasking gesture.
     
  21. lancastor macrumors 6502a

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    Medium ist the best. "Light" seems to have issues.
     
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  23. TG1 macrumors 6502a

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    Light has worked best for me. Feel like I'm gonna break the glass on medium.
     
  24. Scarlet Siren macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the tip! I thought I was going to damage th me screen from pressing so hard!
     
  25. ftlum macrumors regular

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    3d touch does take some getting used to. Surprisingly, it's the light setting that helped me with separating a peek from the jiggle mode. When more developers update their apps for 3d touch, I think people will find it worthwhile as long as there's some uniformity between apps so that you know what to expect, the way we know what will happen with a right click on the PC. If it's inconsistent like Apple Watch's force touch, things will be bad.
     

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