How to use 3D Touch on Apple iPhone 6S
The main highlight of the new iPhone 6S isn't the hardware even though it is quite stellar, but it the new pressure sensitive display technology that Apple has introduced. It is called 3D Touch. Apple claims it is quite revolutionary and even in review of the iPhone 6S Plus we noted that it had potential to change the way we use our phones. However, when you first fire up the new iPhone 6S, it will take you aback and you'll not know how much pressure needs to be implemented. Fret not, we have a few tips which will ease you through the initial 3D touch experience.
1. Firstly, you need to start pressing down on the icons with some force. When we say this, the amount of force needs to be higher than what you apply to shift icons around when the screen goes into 'jiggle' mode. You will feel a prominent feedback or vibration. Apple's taptic engine, which is its nomenclature for the vibration system is the most advanced and it will clearly let you know. If the app has been optimised for 3D touch, you'll get a firm vibration and a contextual quick actions menu will open and. If not, you'll get a gentler vibration and nothing will happen.
2. Inside apps like messages and email you can slightly press and hold a mail or message for a preview. Apple calls this action a peek. If you release your finger, the preview will close, but if you flick up, it gives you options for quick responses. Press harder you'll dive fully dive inside the message. Apple calls this a pop. From the preview, you can do more. While holding inside the mail app you can swipe right or left to mark the mail unread or archive it or delete it.
3. 3D touch also works for the app switcher. This bit is quite tricky to be honest. On the left parameter of the screen you need to press hard and swipe and you'd see the carousel of apps. This bit is quite tricky as there is not haptic feedback as an indicator. Perhaps, Apple needs to refine this further.
4. Lastly, Apple has added a god sent trackpad mode inside the keyboard of iOS 9. On the iPhone 6S, this function works through 3D touch as you press hard and wait for the vibration feedback and boom suddenly you can move around the cursor all around the screen by just caressing your fingers across the screen. Honestly, this is fantastic for editing documents.
Source: india today
Source: india today