Undocumented way to invoke multitasking app switcher

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by rhomsy, Oct 21, 2016.

  1. rhomsy macrumors regular

    Jul 6, 2007
    Maybe I just missed this, and it has been covered somewhere, but this was unexpected to me. In iOS 10, on my 7 Plus, if I force touch the left side of the screen, it brings up the multitasking app switcher, similar to double tapping the home button.

    Has anyone noticed this before? Not only is this quicker and easier, but it eliminates the need to use the home button.
  2. krishmk macrumors 6502

    Feb 11, 2010
    I tried on my iPhone 7 and I see it.
  3. itsmilo macrumors 68020


    Sep 15, 2016
    Yeah its always been one of those things 3D Touch can do. Also shows the issue of 3D Touch. You cant tell when it works.

    5 people i know of who have an iPhone 6S or 7 didnt even know 3D Touch was a thing. I showed them and their head basically exploded lol. Same with the force touch on the keyboard to move the cursor thing haha
  4. rhomsy thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 6, 2007
    OMG, I didn't know about moving the cursor! That is so awesome!

    Yeah, there is no way to know all of its implementations unless you're told or stumble upon it by accident.

    Any other cool force touch tricks?
  5. 844957 Suspended

    Sep 16, 2013
    These features were demo'd in the iPhone 6s launch I believe
  6. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    There are slightly older discussions about it all (ones that might not have more things that iOS 10 now allows for) that might be of some help:


  7. NT1440 macrumors G4


    May 18, 2008
    It's a neat feature, and I'm pretty sure it was one of the points in the keynote when 3D touch was introduced because I distinctly remember thinking to myself that it was a feature that would be used for the home-buttonless iPhone that is/was sure to be introduced.
  8. mpavilion macrumors 6502a

    Aug 4, 2014
    SFV, CA, USA
    I loved this feature when I had a 6S -- could easily switch back to Waze after taking a call in the car. Now, with the SE, it's not so easy...

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