Sneak Peek: 10 Tips for Using 3D Touch to Make Your Life Easier

Do you own an iPhone 6s or 6s Plus, but aren’t sure if you’re making the most of its features? 3D Touch, which reveals extra features when you press harder on the latest iPhone’s screen, is easily one of the most exciting additions to Apple’s mobile devices. But like most new features, 3D Touch takes some getting used to. That’s why we’ve just released a new video tip collection with downloadable PDF for iPhone Life Insider subscribers. If you’re already an Insider, sign in and check it out! If not, what are you waiting for? There’s tons of information and resources available to you. So let’s dive into a few of the tips our 3D Touch collection covers like how to “Right Click” app icons and how to preview emails without opening them.

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First up, How to “Right Click” App Icons. This tip covers the Quick Actions function of 3D Touch, which allows you to jump directly into a specific area or task within the app.

With 3D Touch, you can preview emails without opening them. This is incredibly helpful for people who receive lots of emails and need to be able to see how important or time-sensitive a message is. Peeking at a email allows you to preview it without triggering the email as read, which often results in the message getting lost in the crowd. Check it out:

One of the most helpful tips for 3D Touch is How to Adjust 3D Touch Sensitivity. Activating 3D Touch is all about pressure on the screen, but did you know you can adjust how much pressure? This tip is a must for iPhone 6s and 6s Plus users.


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