Aside from the camera upgrades and faster chipsets, the pressure-sensitive 3D touch feature sets the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus from its predecessors. Explore new dimensions to functionality, like “peeking” at content with a slight push on the display and opening it with a deeper press. Here are some touch features you may not know about:
- 3D Touch Sensitivity Control – You can adjust the sensitivity of the 3D Touch feature. This enables you to press on the display with differing degrees of pressure to handle actions, content previews and contextual menus. You will find the feature under the “Accessibility” tab in the “General” page under “Settings”.
- Turn the 3D Touch Keyboard into a Trackpad – With 3D touch, you can turn your iPhone’s keyboard into a trackpad, much like the ones that are built into laptops. If you press firmly on the Apple keyboard, it turns into a trackpad. And if you push harder on the trackpad, it changes to highlight mode for selecting words and paragraphs.
- Push down on the picture of a contact to start a call or message – The 3D Touch feature lets you quickly message, call or FaceTime a contact. You can do this by applying pressure to the contact’s photo from the Messages app, the Mail app and the Contacts app.
- Push down on messages to reply faster – Pushing down on a conversation in the Messages app will let you peek into it. When it is being previewed, you can scroll up to check out some of the options for quick replies.
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