How to Turn Off 3D Touch (And Why You Might Want To)

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

3D Touch folder notifications

For today’s Quick Tip, we’re covering something that’s relevant for folks with dexterity problems—how to turn off 3D Touch. It’s also relevant if, you know, you just don’t like your screen having different levels of press available!

iOS 12: The iOS Trackpad Comes to All Devices

· Andrew Orr · Quick Tip

iPhones that have 3D Touch have an iOS trackpad in the keyboard. iOS 12 brings it to all devices, even if you don’t have 3D Touch.

Is Apple Working on a New OS, Apple TV Pros and Cons, and Feature Drift - Pop.0 15 [Video Podcast]

· Bryan Chaffin · Cool Stuff Found

In episode 15 of Pop.0, Bryan Chaffin and John Kheit debate whether or not Apple—or anyone else—is working on any kind of next generation operating system. They also discuss what’s good and bad about Apple TV, and how Apple’s lack of feature parity across its product lines is dooming new technologies like 3D Touch, Touch Bar, and more. If you enjoy it, please subscribe. (WARNING NSFW: PROFANITY & RANTS)

iOS 11.1 Beta 2 Brings Back 3D Touch Multitasking

· Andrew Orr · News

Other features coming in iOS 11.1 new emoji and (possibly) Apple Pay Cash and iCloud sync for iMessages. iOS 11.1 beta 2 is out now for both developers and public beta testers.

3D Touch Multitasking Coming Back in Future iOS 11 Update

· Andrew Orr · Cool Stuff Found

Adam Zahn, a reader of MacRumors, sent an email to Craig Federighi asking about 3D Touch multitasking. This was a feature that Apple added in iOS 10. It lets iPhone users quickly open the app switcher on iOS by 3D Touching the left edge of the screen. Before this, you had to double-press the home button in order to switch between apps. Adding a 3D touch feature put less strain on the home button, even though the iPhone 7/7+ removed movable button parts. It was still a nice option to have, and I’m glad Apple is bringing it back. Adam’s email saidCould we at least make the 3D Touch app switch gesture an option in iOS 11 so that I could retain the ability to switch apps that way instead of having to double tap the home button? Craig’s response was: Hi Adam, We regretfully had to temporarily drop support for this gesture due to a technical constraint. We will be bringing it back in an upcoming iOS 11.x update.

3D Touch Multitasking Coming Back in Future iOS 11 Update

iOS 10: Using 3D Touch in Spotlight

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

iPhone 7 Product Line

3D Touch on the iPhone has all kinds of helpful uses, and in today’s Quick Tip, we’re going to cover a handy way to use it with Spotlight to make even an unfamiliar device do your bidding! We’re all about not paging through tons of folders to find what we’re looking for, folks.

iOS: 3D Touch Folders to View Notifications

· Andrew Orr · Quick Tip

While reading news about Google I/O, Andrew Orr found that a feature coming to Android O that Apple already put into iOS. It’s a neat trick that should save you time while using iOS.

iOS: If You 3D Touch Call from Phone App, Fun Stuff Happens

· Jeff Butts · Quick Tip

3D Touch Call

Jeff Butts found a cool new trick his iPhone could do this weekend. From the Phone app, you can 3D Touch call a number to bring up quick and useful actions. Check out how it works and decide whether it’s useful for you or not.

3D Touch Can Be a Big Time Saver, Here's How to Get Started

· David Chartier · Quick Tip

Clear All Notifications with 3D Touch

3D Touch has all sorts of little conveniences around iOS that can add up to big time savers. If you haven’t used it much though, David Chartier put together a list of some great places to start.

iOS Tip: Create Your Own Live Wallpaper with LivePapers

· Andrew Orr · Tips

choose live wallpaper animation

When Apple announced the iPhone 6s, they debuted a new way to interact with your iPhone, called 3D Touch. 3D Touch lets you “peek” and “pop” your way around apps. The company also introduced Live Photos—animated pictures that you capture and bring to life by 3D touching the photo. Apple provided a handful of Live wallpapers to use, but many people wondered if it was possible to make your own. That is what we’ll explore in this tip.

Use 3D Touch in LINE to Read Messages without a Read Receipt

· Bryan Chaffin · Quick Tip

3D Touch View of LINE Chat

The LINE Corporation has done something very useful with 3D Touch, and I thought I’d tell you about it. When you’re looking at your Chats view, you can view recent chats, as shown below, without sending a read receipt. Bryan Chaffin shows you how.

iOS 10: Apps are Gaining 3D Touch Widgets and They're Freakin Sweet

· David Chartier · Quick Tip

3D Touch is pretty useful, though you might need to spend some time learning new muscle memory for it. In iOS 10, it gets even more useful with a new trick when strong pressing an app’s icon: 3D Touch widgets.

iPhone 6s/6s Plus: Quickly Go to Important Settings

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

Today’s Quick Tip is about a…well, quick way you can access some options, including Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, within the Settings app on your iPhone 6s or 6s Plus. Need to join a network? This’ll make it fast!