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.

Since the 3D Touch hardware is not present, Forcy utilizes a long press to substitute for pressure. Taptic feedback is simulated using a ringer vibration instead of the Taptic Engine found on 6s models. Many home screen app icons provide shortcut menus when Forcy is enabled, and highlights include:

- Camera
- Clock
- Notes
- Phone
- Safari
- Mail

Third party apps with 3D Touch support will also be activated when Forcy is installed. Settings can be configured under Settings -> Forcy. Options include a toggle to disable the tweak entirely, add haptic feedback, and remove the background blur effect. Details can also be adjusted, such as the vibration time in milliseconds, and the time delay needed to long press before the menu appears.

Since Forcy replaces the long press normally used to enter wiggle mode, this is now achieved by swiping up on any home screen icon. Use this gesture to readjust icon locations on the iOS home screen.

Forcy is available from the BigBoss repo on Cydia free of charge. To start customizing iOS, click here for instructions on how to jailbreak iOS 9 with Pangu. Find out how to purchase and install Cydia tweaks with this guide.

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