15 best 3D Touch tips & shortcuts for iPhone 6s and 6s Plus in iOS 9 and iOS 10

By on Jun 29, 2016 in Mobility Strategy | 0 comments

There are lots more shortcut menus to discover.

The App Store icon lets you go straight to an app search, and the iBooks app does something similar. (The iTunes Store currently doesn’t offer this, oddly, but hopefully this is just a matter of time.) Mail, rather than offering shortcuts to specific contacts, lets you jump to individual inboxes (or start a new message). Safari lets you open a new tab, or a new Private tab, or jump to your Reading List.

There are more to find – try a force-press on any app icon to see if it has a 3D Touch-activated mini menu – but my favourite is probably Apple Maps, whose shortcut menu includes an option to get directions home. Google Maps presently doesn’t have a 3D Touch menu, which might conceivably give Apple Maps a slight advantage for a while.

By the way, a few non-Apple apps have 3D Touch shortcuts – Twitter, Fantastical and Instagram are the obvious examples, but a few others such as the CARROT weather app have included this feature too – but most do not. We look forward to seeing what YouTube, Facebook, Google Maps and others come up with.

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