3D Touch en­hance­ments

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11 Ap­ply­ing 3D Touch to a folder on an iPhone’s Home screen re­veals an op­tion to re­name that folder. When you tap that com­mand, the folder opens with its name wholly se­lected so you can over-type it im­me­di­ately. That’s two taps fewer than it takes to do this on de­vices that lack 3D Touch. 12 When a folder shows a badge no­ti­fi­ca­tion, you don’t need to go dig­ging around in­side it to find the re­spon­si­ble app. Just ap­ply 3D Touch to the folder and its Quick Ac­tions will list apps in­side that have no­ti­fi­ca­tions wait­ing for you. 13 Down­loaded a cool app and want to tell some­one about it? Save your­self the time of search­ing the App Store to share a link to it. Just 3D Touch its Home screen icon in­stead, choose the Share com­mand from its Quick Ac­tions, then pick a method from the Share sheet.

14 Con­cerned about your mo­bile data us­age? Ap­ply 3D Touch to the Set­tings app’s icon in iOS 10 for a short­cut to the Mo­bile Data page, where you can mon­i­tor and man­age it, in­clud­ing Per­sonal Hotspot. 15 Save your­self a cou­ple of taps when ret­ro­spec­tively adding a time or lo­ca­tion to a Re­minders item by sim­ply ap­ply­ing 3D Touch to it and pick­ing the de­sired kind. 16 Some apps show a sum­mary and ex­tra short­cuts when you 3D Touch their Home screen icon. For ex­am­ple, Re­minders shows timed items, Cal­en­dar shows up­com­ing events and alarms, and Maps de­tails traf­fic con­di­tions to where it ex­pects you’ll go next. Tap­ping Add Wid­get at the top right adds this to To­day view; but con­sider how many you want to add, in case that view be­comes too crammed, and so less use­ful.

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