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When Apple has talked about 3D Touch on the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, it has focussed on obvious benefits, such as Quick Actions available from app icons on the Home screen, playing back Live Photos, and taking a peek at emails to decide if they’re worth attention. 3D Touch can do more than this.
You can tailor what some apps list among their Quick Actions, so that the things most relevant to you are never more than a press away.
Taking a peek at things might seem unnecessary when you could just tap to open an item and then decide whether to respond to it. It’s easy to overlook that you can swipe up while taking a peek at something to access more actions. Peeking works with more than just emails and hyperlinks, too.
3D Touch also makes it more comfortable to manipulate text on a small screen. The insertion point can be moved quickly with a firm press on the keyboard, turning it into a trackpad of sorts. On devices without 3D Touch, selecting text inevitably puts your fingers in front of the text. On the latest iPhones, though, you can make selections starting from what’s under the insertion point while keeping your fingers firmly out of the way.
Here’s how to use 3D Touch’s advanced features to help justify the cost of upgrading your iPhone. Alan Stonebridge