How often do you use 3D Touch on your iPhone 6s or 6s Plus?

How often do you use 3D Touch on your iPhone 6s or 6s Plus?
Huawei might have been first to announce a phone with Force Touch screen tech, but the Mate S version in question is yet to hit shelves, while Apple opened the pressure-sensitive floodgates with the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, equipping them with its own take, aptly named 3D Touch. Unlike the Force Touch tech on the Apple Watch, the 3D Touch screen functionality of the new iPhones can distinguish between light tap, and a medium or harder press, allowing for inventive new ways to interact with your apps and games. 

The "Peek" option can preview pictures in the gallery with a medium touch, for example, while pressing harder will give you the "Pop" options, entering the picture itself in full screen mode. We already previewed a set of popular apps that have been updated with 3D Touch support, as well as some unique ways that the pressure-sensitive display of the new iPhones let you interact with them.

It's all about actual usage, however, or an added feature can quickly turn into a gimmick that is there for the feature's sake, that is why we wanted to ask you how often do you use 3D Touch on your new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. Sometimes, always, just to show it off to friends and relatives? Tell us in the poll below, and sound off about 3D Touch in the comments.

How often do you use 3D Touch on your iPhone 6s or 6s Plus?

Just to show it off to friends and family
33.98%
I use it every now and then
21.74%
I use it all the time
12.51%
What's 3D Touch?
31.77%

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87 Comments

1. Shubham412302

Posts: 579; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

I can imagine android users selecting 1st and 4th option

4. magnanimus

Posts: 565; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Thats absolutely right. Anyone who owns an iPhone and also frequents this site is bound to know what 3D touch is. I prefer android but low blow guys, low blow.

8. phonearenarocks

Posts: 606; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

Pure BS!!! I have been using that in my Android (S4 and now S6 Edge) from more than 3 years. It might have been new to you guys.

18. NULUSIOS

Posts: 18; Member since: Jun 18, 2015

Clueless? (coming from someone that hates this feature and iPhones btw...)

20. nepalisherpa

Posts: 338; Member since: Jul 17, 2015

Your dumbass brain is probably talking about long-press, right?

28. TheOldOne

Posts: 196; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I am using it on Note3 from two years ago. I was a different technology and it didn't came with this pompous name, but yeah... this is bigger than the invention of the wheel. Questions: the pressure goes to one direction only, hence it should be "1D touch", how come it "3D" ?!

35. Shubham412302

Posts: 579; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

Actually Samsung's Air view is also a kind of 3rd dimensional Interaction

67. TSMan2

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 20, 2015

BTW more Note users more than iPhone 6S users know about this function, and how to use it. Having additional input and submenu. Apple just stole the idea from the S-Pen functions(which is much better and useful there), and tried to implement it with only finger- somehow. Lame. LOL

5. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Just like iTrolls troll around in Android posts :)

9. whatev

Posts: 2269; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Totally agree :D

14. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

And I can imagine diehard Apple fans who never use it selecting the third repeatedly.

22. TheJewishMerp

Posts: 12; Member since: Sep 20, 2015

I selected the third option because I do use it daily. I use it to save web pages to a reading list, I actually use it to open links on webpages much more than just taping, and I use it on the springboard all the time! 3D is great, and it will get better when developers begin to integrate it more into their apps.

26. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

This. I use mine daily to directly call someone or to directly send text messages. Oh and pulling up websites a lot faster.

32. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I diodn't vote because I dont own a devic ethat has the feature. I did just buy an iphoen 6S Plus for my mom and got to play with it. I'm still not gonna vote because its not a phone I will be using. But if I did have it, right now I can see it is a useless boring feature. I only found it to be useful for choosing the camera mode before you open the camera. I thought that was a nice "touch". But everything else? Nah! It is as useless as when a similar feature was on Samsung phones which I am glad they removed except in the gallery if you have the Note you can still hover your pen over a photo or group of photos and see them all and then pic from the popup. So it works very similar. I can see usefulness in games, the gallery on the keyboard like holding at using letters that have symbols (Android) since iOS doesnt have that and other things. But it makes doing some thing take longer. For example...first you have to press and hold to get peek which takes about a second; then you have to continuing to hold for another second or two for pop, when in less time you can just open the app and just do the same thing quick in some cases. Which the camera choosing the mode before going into the app was cool, but it still takes longer. Here is one scenario. My kid is doing something really cool and I want to catch it on the camera in slo-mo..first if you aren't on the home screen you have to get to the camera icon > hold for peek to pick a setting and then choose it and the camera opens...that's already 4-5 seconds gone or take 2 seconds and just launch the camera and pick slo-mo. In a game its better for choosing weapons, or different views in a game, or activating a special powerup. I think if Apple for example, rolled opening the camera with the home button with a double-tab for a quick launch that would alleviate the need for 3D Touch for the camera. It a cool gimmicky concept that seems useless, at least the way Apple implemented it. Now I saw Synaptics video on concepts of using the same Force Touch and I didn't think it was any better. Having to remember more onscreen gestures and which apps the feature work with or don't is a turn-off for me personally.

41. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

You are jealous because your android phone don't have yet this kind of feature. Soon, you will love it when they release the S7 or Note 6 and put this features

47. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

I personally will not as i dont like Gimmick features and Shamesung put too many of the in the phone. Just give me the hardware to do it ( anyway its not Apple thats invented the tech and make it its Synaptics ) and give the API so dev can make it inside games and app. I hate when an OEM put features just to put features and increase price. So Cr4pple and Shamesung for me is the same. too bad mr Apple lover.

71. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

How can say too bad if you don't have this features on your android phone. People like me and other who have the iPhone 6S/6S+ love this features.

58. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Are you serious? I am sure many will have it very soon. I see it a useless and gimmicky feature at best. Sorry, that doesn't make me jealous. I don;t care how its implemented on Android. I dont want it. I already know the S7 will have it, I am not buying an S7. if the next Note has it, well I hope I can turn it off because I plan to stick with the Note as long as Samsung makes them unless someone makes something better which they cant. As I did state, I see some places where it could be used. But for one it would have to be implemented properly. Right now, its to slow because its hardware based. if it was software based you could control the timings better and bet faster results The camera on my Note 5, can focus faster than it takes for you to long press and longer press for stupid menus that contain useless options. You think I'm jealous? Why should I be? My phone out the box does wau more than yours. I dont get excited over gimmicky BS. I havent even used all the features on my Note 5 yet. Why do I want yet another useless gimmick? Let me give you examples. My fiorst major Samsung device was the S3, it was simply a cool device. I did upgrade to the S4 because they slammed it with a bunch of gimmicky features wihich ruined the phones performance. The only "smart" features I thought were useful was Smart Stay whcih keeps the display one as long as you are looking at it which makes common sense and splitview. All the rest of that stuff was useless peformance hurting jumk. I got so sick of everytime I turn on a new Samsung I had to shut all that mess off. Now they've removed all of that since the S5 and ist been awesome to not deal with it. I'm not a feature nut. I don't like useless feature I can't remove or turn off. In others words, I'M NOT A FANBOY. I like useful things like, defaults apps, mass storage capabilities, transferring any file type over BT and similar. USEFUL THINGS.

72. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

It is not useless. iPhonr 6S/6S+ usrrs love this features. Soon or later Samsung follow too. Mark my word Techie. Air gestures is useless features on your android phone. That's the fact. Of course you are fandroid.

68. TSMan2

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 20, 2015

Jealous???LOL Apple just stole the idea from the S-Pen functions(which is much better and useful there), and tried to implement it with only finger- somehow. And BTW on Note you don't depend on developers. It works everywhere.

73. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

Did Samsung complain that Apple steal their S-Pen. I don't think so. They just copy and improve for a better use in iPad Pro.

86. TSMan2

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 20, 2015

"improve for a better use in iPad Pro." You made my day with this iBS? LOL Nothing compare with S Pen so far. And you know it. Right? And yes, Apple still ideas from Samsung al the time.

33. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Trying to make such a claim where people on either side could do the same, makes you an idiot. I am positive on Android polls, many iPhone users do exactly what you said; but you dont see us post anything accusing them of such. So why did you? You're an idiot. I have an iPhone in front of me and I'm not gonna vote because the phone isn't for me and I surely wont be using the feature, but i did get to play with it... https://plus.google.com/u/0/108538199542914480607/posts/6xGxRFrgUKN?pid=6214087722866469506&oid=108538199542914480607

36. Acer_Predator unregistered

No u not right bcos now u lack of knowing huawei mate s who came first with force touch.. So no mate u FAILED!

39. Ninetysix

Posts: 2964; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Can you please show me where I can buy a Mate S with force touch?

48. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

49. Ninetysix

Posts: 2964; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

LOL...Please tell us where you can buy one. It's vaporeware brosephine. Also: Cant you plz drink a cup of Cant you plz drink a cup Cant you plz drink a Cant you plz drink Cant you plz Cant you Cant

61. Ninetysix

Posts: 2964; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Are you dumb or what? Please tell me you're joking. The Mate S (luxury edition) is the one with force touch which is not available anywhere.

46. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

I can imagine some Apple user been too paranoid.

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