The Complete List of 3D Touch Shortcuts for iPhone

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The Complete List of 3D Touch Shortcuts for iPhone

Postby kristine » 01 Feb 2017 19:02

By now, you must be familiar with the long press action in iOS. Like when you tap and hold on an app icon and they all start to jiggle. When you press harder on the screen (don’t worry, you’re not going to break anything), you’ll engage 3D Touch. You’ll know because one, there will be a vibration feedback on the screen. Second, something will happen on screen.

Think of 3D Touch as the right-click for the touchscreen. it reveals hidden functionality and provides shortcuts for doing things. It’s been more than a year since the feature was implemented and it’s starting to become genuinely useful. iOS’s own shortcuts are helpful and some third party apps also integrate the feature quite well. If you have an iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus, you really should consider using 3D Touch for the things we have listed below. It’s sure to make you more efficient.

Just start 3D Touching the app icons on your Home screen for a start. You’ll find useful shortcuts in the contextual menus. They’re great for jumping to a particular part of an app.

Also, try this. 3D Touch an app, swipe to an option and then release your finger. Boom, you’ve just activated the option without even lifting your finger.

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Some apps will even show the small version of the widget right there.

3D Touching the App Store has the search option so you can directly start searching.

Music app shows a widget for your recently played songs and a shortcut for playing Beats 1. Also the Search button.

From Safari’s 3D Touch menu you can quickly open a new tab, a private tab or the reading list.

Phone app lets you quickly call the top 4 favorite contacts and provides shortcuts for creating a new one or hearing your voicemail.

Photos show the memories widget, and shortcuts for most recent photos, favorites, and search.

iBooks has shortcuts for your most recently viewed document, book or audiobook.

Weather app shows widget for your current location and shortcuts for your top 3 cities.

Camera app has shortcuts for taking a selfie, recording a video, slow motion or taking a photo.

Calendar app has the Up Next widget and a shortcut for adding a new event.

Clock app has shortcuts for creating an alarm and starting a timer or the stopwatch.

Maps app has the destination widget, and shortcuts for marking and sharing your location.

Notes app shows your most recent note and gives you shortcuts for creating a new note or a checklist.

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