3D Touch

Take photos right from the home screen with 3D Touch

Point-and-Shoot 3D Touch camera

The shortcuts provided by 3D Touch on the iOS Camera app can speed up the image capture process. Installing the jailbreak tweak Point-and-Shoot brings this concept to a whole new level, bypassing the Camera app entirely. Options to Take Photo or Take Selfie will open a live viewfinder directly from the 3D Touch shortcut menu. The action takes place directly on the home screen, right next to the Camera icon.

Appendix adds 3D Touch to iOS folders

Appendix tweak

Since the addition of 3D Touch to the iPhone 6s, iOS users have enjoyed more ways to interact with their devices. App icons are no different, with many supporting quick actions directly from the home screen. Now that iOS 9 has been jailbroken, developers are setting their sights on expanding the capabilities of 3D Touch. The tweak Appendix seeks to add more functionality to app folders, by making it possible to open apps directly by invoking 3D Touch.

How to take quicker photos on your iPhone 6s using 3D Touch

Camera Quick Action Menu

Most stock and popular third-party apps on the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus now feature quick action menus that allow you to to perform tasks directly from the Home screen. Quick Actions are little shortcuts users can access by performing a long or hard touch on app icon. For example, pressing hard on the Phone icon will bring up a list of your frequently used Contacts. Third-party apps such as Facebook also allow users to acces commonly used features from the Home screen such as writing a status update by using Quick Actions.

How to get 3D Touch menus on older iOS devices

Forcy for iOS 9 jailbreak tweak

One of the most significant new features on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus is 3D Touch. The latest iPhone packs a pressure-sensitive display which can be used to invoke menus directly from the home screen. Now thanks to the jailbreak tweak Forcy, those with older devices running iOS 9 can get in on the action. Once installed, Forcy simulates the functionality of 3D Touch on the home screen.

The 5 best 3D Touch functions for the iPhone 6s

Quick Action menu for Camera app.

3D Touch technology, which debuted with the iPhone 6s models, gives the touch screen another dimension of functionality, allowing users to perform the usual soft taps, and adding two levels of harder taps to activate "Peek and Pop" features. While Apple hails the technology as "the next generation of Multi-Touch," some lament it as simply right-click functionality that could have been achieved with a long press (which will very likely show up as a jailbreak option for older iPhones).


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