Are you using 3D Touch?

by Volker Weber

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3D Touch a.k.a. Force Touch gives you a different set of funtions when touching something on the iPhone display. It feels like a "push through". There are rumors that a future iPhone might drop this feature to save cost. Apple had to re-implement it for the iPhone X's AMOLED screen. I probably would not even notice when it is gone. Do you ever use 3D Touch?


Never. and when I want to delete an app, I have to finetune my push. really annoying.

Chris Frei, 2018-04-30

Also never used it and I second what Chris says about trying to delete an app with 3D Touch getting in the way.

3D Touch doesn't give you anything meaningful. No extra features, no time saving. It just adds complexity, something Apple always intended to avoid...

Axel Borschbach, 2018-04-30

Only use it to position the cursor in text fields.

Joerg Richter, 2018-04-30

Don't use it as my SE does not support it. From the distance it seems to be replaceable by 'long touch', right?

Martin Kautz, 2018-04-30

Yes, I use it, quite often. In the podcast app mostly.

Daniel Meyer, 2018-04-30

I use it to activate my Arlo cams when I’m leaving the house and for some settings in Control Center. It’s a nice to have feature, but I think it should be available on all iOS devices or nowhere.

Martin Kirchler, 2018-04-30

Danke für Frage bzw. den Hinweis, denn ich hatte das schon vergessen. Also für mich nicht wirklich nötig. Aber trotzdem nice to have, wie ich grad feststelle. Nicht mehr, nicht weniger.

Stephan Perthes, 2018-04-30

Yes, using it mainly in the command center to enable persoal hotspot quickly and switch to airpods

Markus Soelter, 2018-04-30

All the time - how else could I EASILY edit text?

Jörg Hermann, 2018-04-30

Same as on the iPad.

Volker Weber, 2018-04-30

Ich nutze es sehr häufig und würde es wirklich vermissen, würde Apple es wieder entfernen.

Marc Henkel, 2018-04-30

I use it almost never. I don't think I would miss it.

Oliver Stör, 2018-04-30

Ich nutze das auch nie. Ich stolpere nur jedesmal, wenn ich Apps löschen möchte, wobei das auch sehr selten passiert.

Karl Heindel, 2018-04-30

Sehr häufig für die Textkorrektur!

Fabian Müller, 2018-04-30

Using it often to open the context menu in the photos app and Safari.

Oliver Regelmann, 2018-04-30

Ich dachte erst, „fast nie“. Dann laß ich Cursor-Positionierung - ach ja, doch. Command-center, auch. Schnellwahl in App-Bereiche? Schon seltener.
Auf der Uhr würde ich es auf jeden Fall vermissen, aber auf dem Handy ginge es vermutlich auch ohne.

Benjamin Bock, 2018-04-30

+1 to only use it to position the cursor in text fields. But used a LOT.

I don't like the "same as the iPad" response - it is much easier to tap to specific characters on the iPad due to it being larger.

I'd be fine with losing 3D touch in text fields if there were cursor keys available on the iPhone keyboard when held vertically.

Erik Brooks, 2018-04-30

On homescreen i hate it because i never know how to delete apps/reposition icons. And especially on the homescreen i don‘t use the options offered.

Thorsten Köbe, 2018-04-30

Erik, put two fingers down on the iPad keyboard and see what happens.

Volker Weber, 2018-04-30

two fingers on iPhone keyboard is not the same. i would miss 3d touch.

mostly because the cursor thing, but i use it also in other places.

Matthias Welling, 2018-04-30

Sometimes, but in very specific locations where alternative workflows can probably be established.

Frank Quednau, 2018-04-30

I use it often on the homescreen to open an empty safari tab directly from the homescreen. Alone for this functionality I would miss it a lot. In general I find the 3D Touch functionality in the homescreen very useful. The I use it in the command center. And of course i also use it for cursor positioning.
Apple, please don’t remove it!

Thomas Muders, 2018-04-30

Accidentally yes :).

Ingo Seifert, 2018-04-30

All the time to access camera from lock-screen. Peeking-menus in messaging apps and photo app. Homescreen quick access to QR-Code for WeChat App here in China. Cursor.

Please do not remove!

Maximilian von Hulewicz, 2018-04-30

Daily. To remove ALL notifications at once.

Oliver Busse, 2018-05-01

Vowe - I don't have an iPad to try on, but think I see what you are talking about after viewing videos. If I could use two thumbs to engage trackball mode on the iPhone keyboard then I would 100% good with that approach.

Erik Brooks, 2018-05-01

Call my favorite contacts from the phone app

Stefan Hefter, 2018-05-02

Oft - für die Podcast App und den schnellen Zugriff auf die Einstellungen

Daniel Bott, 2018-05-02

I like the feature - and use it with some apps. Most apps don't support it in a way I would like or expect. So I guess I could live without it

Ralph Siepmann, 2018-05-02

Bluetooth settings
Energy saving settings

Viktor Dexheimer, 2018-05-02

ich nutze es auch recht oft, manchmal vergesse ich es zu nutzen und ärgere mich dann über mich selbst weil ich dann einen zu langen weg genutzt habe um etwas zu machen.

Christian Ott, 2018-05-02

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