How to Adjust 3D Touch Sensitivity on Your iPhone

How to Adjust 3D Touch Sensitivity on Your iPhone 6s or 6s Plus

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3D Touch unlocks the power of pressure sensitivity in iOS, but some users find that either they have to press really hard to activate the feature or they activate it without meaning to. Here's how to adjust the amount of pressure needed to activate 3D Touch.

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To adjust 3D Touch sensitivity on your iPhone:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Select General.

    an iPhone screen with the settings icon circledAn image of the iPhone Settings screen with the General category circled.
  3. Tap Accessibility and scroll down to 3D Touch.

    An image of the iPhone General Settings screen with the Accessibility category circled.An image of the iPhone Accessibility Settings screen with the 3D Touch category circled.
     
  4. Under 3D Touch Sensitivity, you have the options Light, Medium, and Firm.
  5. The sensitivity test below the options allows you to experiment with the different levels of pressure to find the best one for you.

    an image of the 3D touch settings screen with the sensitivity slider circled

 

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