3D Touch Shortcuts Every iPhone Owner Should Know


Apple iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus came with a feature called 3D Touch which allows you to use shortcuts depending on the pressure of your tap on the screen of your iPhone. However, many users might not know how it 3d touch shortcuts works.

iPhone 6S 3D touch

So, here are the 3D touch shortcuts every iPhone owner should know.

1. Peek and Pop Your Emails
3D Touch lets you get a preview of the emails you received. On the list of your emails, do a light tap to see a quick preview. Do a heavier tap on the preview and you will go from peek to pop popping up the contents of your email and view it entirely.

2. Peek and Pop Websites
Someone set you a link to a website? Then preview it without leaving the current screen. Do a light tap on the link sent to you and get a quick preview. To open it, tap once more to the preview and the website will directly open in your default browser.

3. Peek and Pop Photos
Do a quick preview of photos you’ve already taken without leaving the current camera screen. Press lightly on the thumbnail image and a preview will open. Press a little deeper to the preview and open the image you are looking at.

4. Peek and Pop Addresses
Someone sent you an address? Then view it in the maps without leaving your current screen. A light tap to the address link and a preview of the map will open. Do a deeper tap on the preview to open it if you decided to explore the map.

5. Call Your Favorite Contacts
Press down you contacts icon and a small window will open containing three names from your contacts. These names were the contacts on top of your favorite list.

6. Use Your Camera with a Shortcut
Press down your camera app icon to make a small window appear. Now it’s up to you to do a quick selfie, quick video and Slo-mo recording or quickly take a normal photo.

7. Find Directions to Your Home
Press down your Apple Maps or Google Maps app icon and select Directions home or Directions to home and quickly find your way.

8. Who is on the Group Text?
See participants on your group text quickly by pressing down the icons on the left of the message and see who is in.

9. Keyboard to a Trackpad
Sometimes, it is hard to move the cursor through the texts when you are typing. Worry that no more as you can press down unto the keyboard and turn it into a trackpad to guide your cursors.

10. Use Your App Store in a Jiffy
Press down your App Store app icon and do a quick app search or update all your apps in one touch.

11. Play Your Live Photos
With 3D Touch, play a few seconds of your live photo by pressing down on it.

12. Do a Flash Tweet
Press down on the Twitter App icon and tap “New Tweet” to instantly create a tweet without waiting for the app to open.

There is a lot to do with iPhone 6S 3D Touch. We listed what 3D touch shortcuts iPhone owners should know about it. It may be more in the future but that’s it for now.