Instead of touching and holding a word in an email to highlight it, you can use the trackpad for more precise action. It uses the Taptic Engine, a form of haptics, to provide tactile feedback for the presses. We've highlighted a couple that we think offer the most interesting features. I find Apple Pay kind of awkward, too. You can press an app to go right to an action.
News 360: Popular news reader News 360 has great 3D Touch integration. If you don't press hard enough to pop up the shortcuts and feel a bit of haptic feedback, your phone will instead register a long press that allows you to enter the familiar mode where you can rearrange and delete apps on the home screen. Final Thoughts — Should You Upgrade? Many of the Apple apps on the phone have 3D Touch options built under the icons. And we could only share a handful of them in a blog post like this. Chief among them is the ability to preview an email without actually opening it. I then opened both images in Preview on a large monitor and zoomed way in.
I so often get about a 4 out of 5 fail rate for the trackpad feature! Other shooting modes you can access quickly via 3D Touch include those for food and selfies. Pinterest: Pinterest actually has some pretty great 3D Touch support that extends beyond the standard Peek and Pop functions. To me, this is a material improvement to the experience of mobile email. You will produce thicker or thinner lines depending on how much pressure you apply. The A9 processor is said to be 70% faster than the A8 processor found in the iPhone 6. Just press down on the Camera app icon on your home screen. Press down on the video and it will pop up and start to play.
I intentionally shook the phone while shooting a video, but upon playback I could detect almost no shaky-cam effect. Why do you hate it so much? Just like other iPhone battery cases, this silicone iPhone case contains a built-in battery to give you extra power when you need it. Multitasking While older iPhones require users to double tap the Home button to call up the multitasking feature, 3D Touch lets iPhone 6s and 6s Plus users quickly navigate to the app switcher by pressing on the left side of the screen. Press slightly harder on the screen to open the content you were previewing to Pop into it. But this too, takes some getting used to. And yes, it will animate if you press down on it. When interactions collide 3D Touch is new and touch-and-hold is old.
Turn Your Keyboard Into a Trackpad With 3D Touch, you can turn your onscreen keyboard so you can use a moveable cursor in text-based apps. This will save me time and embarrassment. Peek and Pop Peek and Pop is the 3D Touch action that happens inside an app. Are you wondering whether to upgrade to the? Congratulations, you now own , which according to our in-depth also provides the smoothest user experience in the world by a wide margin. You can press a message or link and peek at a preview. You can also use pressure sensitivity in the drawing feature for thicker or thinner lines. Press harder to Pop into the app with the address already listed in the search window.
Then, move your finger around on the trackpad to move the cursor. But what if you want to move or delete those app icons instead? And for those who've waited, it looks to be worth it. I played with a friend's iPhone 6S the other day I have a 6+ - see little reason to make such a small upgrade - I'll just wait for the 7 or 8 , and I was surprised at how difficult and non-intuitive I found force touch to be. The signature feature of the and is 3D Touch, which takes advantage of the pressure sensitive screen to launch different commands. An example of how the new 3D Touch can impact mobile photography is that you can use a long firm press on the native camera icon to quickly select the camera mode you want to use, e.
A preview is available for you to test the best sensitivity for your needs. While you are likely to get a specific contact into the list that you tend to send a lot of messages to, you can't manually select a specific person to always be listed in the Quick Actions menu. It might be a good idea to adjust your settings to lighter for a while, until you get a feel for how it feels. The image on the right is the one shot with the iPhone 6s; the one on the left is the iPhone 6 image. Activating Live Photos By now, you may have already started taking Live Photos, but did you know that you can play them back at any time using 3D Touch? Launch Center Pro: For those unfamiliar with it, Launch Center Pro is a great app that gives users quick access to any number of functions in the app or in a Notification Center Widget.
How to easily enter edit mode using a folder Since folders can't have quick action, it doesn't matter how hard you press on them. While navigating the app, you can also 3D Touch on a profile link to get a Peek preview of the user. It was great already, and is now even better with these extra tricks. This works with the drawing feature in the new Notes app and in other drawing apps that have been updated to take advantage of 3D Touch. And iPhone 6s Plus is 6. Instagram's Quick Action lets you create a new post, view your activity, search, or send a direct message.