iOS 10 tutorial: how to quickly rename folders using 3D Touch

iOS 10 tutorial: how to quickly rename folders using 3D Touch
Today, we're going to show you how to easily rename folders in iOS 10 using 3D Touch. At the same time, we'll demonstrate a cool new feature that Apple has baked in iOS 10, namely the ability to glance at the notifications launched by the apps in a particular folder.

Last year when Apple launched the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, the highlight feature was called 3D Touch, a pressure-sensitive system that allows for a new dimension of user input. Interesting as the feature was in iOS 9, we've always had the feeling that even more can be done. Sure, it's up to developers to offer support for 3D Touch inside their apps, and we've seen some very useful 3D Touch implementations from developers big and small, but it's Apple's job to better integrate 3D Touch with the operating system.

As it turns out, the iOS 10 developer beta comes puts further emphasis on 3D Touch throughout the OS. In this piece, we're going to demonstrate a couple of them, so let's get to it!

Note that this iOS 10 feature only works on the Apple iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus as earlier models don't have 3D Touch. 



That's all to it! Certainly not a revolutionary new feature, but a clever use of the pressure-monitoring 3D Touch nonetheless. 

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21 Comments

1. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Is it a clever use? Is that what is considered "clever" when it comes to Apple?

2. donrox

Posts: 203; Member since: Jul 18, 2014

Let me guess: Hard press -> Rename ???

3. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

iOS 10 is looking better and better. Hurry up gold master.

4. sadram2

Posts: 6; Member since: May 19, 2016

:| Oh My God What a amazing feature That i haven't ever seen before

6. TheLegendaryGhost

Posts: 36; Member since: Jun 25, 2014

hehehe

5. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Innovation at its best. I prefere to simply press on the name and edit it right away on my android..

7. JMartin22

Posts: 2380; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Something we can agree on lol. They're trying to make 3D Touch seem like it has some sort of special utility and it's obvious that they're trying real hard. It's simply slower than doing many actions than the conventional way

8. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

On some point its amazing but its not to be used for everything.

12. therealestmc

Posts: 679; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

It's not always about how fast you can get something done but how it feels getting it done.

9. Jason2k13

Posts: 1469; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

I'm not into iphones, but I sure want iOS 10 on my ipad pro!

10. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Hopefully my ipad air 2 will stop been laggy like a bitch after ios 10.. ios 9 was a big faillure on it.

11. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Prime example of where 3D touch is slower than a simple tap gesture, and is thus useless in this case. More reasons why it should simply be another input option to perform certain task, not stupidly restricting ancient functions to new devices like it currently does...

13. AlikMalix unregistered

So how do you defirentiate: tapping on folder to rename it, and tapping in folder to open it, and tapping on folder to see notifications within the folder instead of going into the folder? Think of forcetouch = right click. You can think that long press is the same thing - it is not. There's a world of difference waiting for long press vs harder tap, in both speed and erroneous input. Touch screens needed forcetouch since the first long press function was ever invented. Why is it so difficult for you guys to give Apple any credit that they simply redesigned interaction (again) that eliminates eronious input while speeding up UI navigation.

15. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

"So how do you defirentiate: tapping on folder to rename it, and tapping in folder to open it, and tapping on folder to see notifications within the folder instead of going into the folder?" Tap folder to enter, tap label to rename, tap folder and you see all notification badges in a glance. Exiting a folder is easy as tapping outside it, so, negligible time loss vs lifting your finger. "Think of forcetouch = right click." Tap and hold = right-click on my Surface Pro, no need for 3D touch, and in most cases, it'll perform the task just-as fast if not faster. That "world of difference" is just a delusion apple's marketing has hammered in that your head.

17. AlikMalix unregistered

How big are your folder names next to the folder icon? But I hope you noticed that you described "tap the folder to enter" exactly the same "tap the folder to see all notifications". Also exiting folder by tappin outside is still the same on iOS. You probably forgot or don't know that before android existed iOS had long press functions, and we all been using long press for various functions even today. It takes time to wait, but you don't notice that because you're use to it. After using a device with forcetouch, peek and pop, cursor movement, switching weapons just by pressing harder in games, preview emails without going in, preview texts without going in, preview pages without leaving current page, saving photos by forcetouch and swipe up. And one of the biggest - drawing using a finger with different pressure control among countless functions developers are discovering/adding using 3D Touch --- you will never want to use a device with primitive "long press" -- use an iPhone with forcetouch for a few month - you'll be irritated using a device without it. Long press feels like a workaround at best, while waiting for proper solution. Notice long press will not be able to mimick some of the examples I listed above. Stop hating iPhones for the sake of hating it, dude.

22. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

"How big are your folder names next to the folder icon?" Big enough that I can easily and precisely tap them with my big hands when I want to edit them and easily avoid them when I don't. "But I hope you noticed that you described "tap the folder to enter" exactly the same "tap the folder to see all notifications". Also exiting folder by tappin outside is still the same on iOS." Yeah, so 3D touch will just be a redundancy in this case, at least on android devices, nothing faster... "You probably forgot or don't know that before android existed iOS had long press functions" Yeah, but for some reason, the minds at apple just weren't creative enough to implement all these "3D touch" tasks with it and other gestures. They instead restricted the ancient tasks that have long been doable via gestures to 3D touch...and their marketing has done a great job in making your gullible mind believe it's not doable any other way. "It takes time to wait, but you don't notice that because you're use to it." It sure does, especially when you have no choice on how long you want it to be, as is the case on the stupidly restricted iOS. On Android, "Touch & hold delay" has long been an accessibility option...at least on my OnePlus One, not sure of the pitiful stock Android. "...drawing using a finger with different pressure control" Everything you described before that, I previously pointed out all the current solutions that do it without 3D touch (post #64, http://goo.gl/Mw4yGp ), feel free to refer back to it if you're ready end your ignorance. This one here, is a meh gimmick, nothing to take seriously. Drawing with that your fat finger will never be as accurate, precise and natural as drawing with an active digitzer, which has long existed in the Galaxy Note line...but don't worry, apple will soon be making their pencil compatible with a future generation iPhone, then you'll realize the serious way to draw. "Notice long press will not be able to mimick some of the examples I listed above" Most of what you describe I've already pointed out how they've long been possible, turning a blind eye to them doesn't make them go away... "Stop hating iPhones for the sake of hating it, dude." If pointing out ancient ways of doing stuff 3D touch restricts to the latest iDevice is considered hating to you, I'm fine with that. Ignorance will never be supported by me...

23. AlikMalix unregistered

------------- "How big are your folder names next to the folder icon?" Big enough that I can easily and precisely tap them with my big hands when I want to edit them and easily avoid them when I don't. "But I hope you noticed that you described "tap the folder to enter" exactly the same "tap the folder to see all notifications". Also exiting folder by tappin outside is still the same on iOS." Yeah, so 3D touch will just be a redundancy in this case, at least on android devices, nothing faster... "You probably forgot or don't know that before android existed iOS had long press functions" Yeah, but for some reason, the minds at apple just weren't creative enough to implement all these "3D touch" tasks with it and other gestures. They instead restricted the ancient tasks that have long been doable via gestures to 3D touch...and their marketing has done a great job in making your gullible mind believe it's not doable any other way. "It takes time to wait, but you don't notice that because you're use to it." It sure does, especially when you have no choice on how long you want it to be, as is the case on the stupidly restricted iOS. On Android, "Touch & hold delay" has long been an accessibility option...at least on my OnePlus One, not sure of the pitiful stock Android. "...drawing using a finger with different pressure control" Everything you described before that, I previously pointed out all the current solutions that do it without 3D touch (post #64,http://goo.gl/Mw4yGp ), feel free to refer back to it if you're ready end your ignorance. This one here, is a meh gimmick, nothing to take seriously. Drawing with that your fat finger will never be as accurate, precise and natural as drawing with an active digitzer, which has long existed in the Galaxy Note line...but don't worry, apple will soon be making their pencil compatible with a future generation iPhone, then you'll realize the serious way to draw. "Notice long press will not be able to mimick some of the examples I listed above" Most of what you describe I've already pointed out how they've long been possible, turning a blind eye to them doesn't make them go away... "Stop hating iPhones for the sake of hating it, dude." If pointing out ancient ways of doing stuff 3D touch restricts to the latest iDevice is considered hating to you, I'm fine with that. Ignorance will never be supported by me... ------- ..... Or just use 3D Touch.

24. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Or just put an end to your ignorance...I know it's a big demand to ask from you, but just give it a shot.

25. AlikMalix unregistered

I've used long press - I like forcetouch better. Yep I'm ignorant. Apples forcetouch is bad, there's no support, and it only makes UI navigation more difficult!!!! (Is that what you want to hear?). Because non of that is true and quite the opposite. Should I take your advice, and go get a phone without it - because YOU think that long press is better? You're just hating 3D Touch because it's apples new feature. You keep saying that it's restrictive and useless, yet i pointed how much easier it is with it, the plethora of uses for it and you keep blabbering that long press is better and that there are other WORKAROUNDS to apples implementation. There's nothing restrictive about 3D Touch - but the opposite, I can pick just one feature among many and it would be worth having it: force press on keyboard to move cursor - that alone makes it better than long press or some workaround. Why? Why are we arguing about a feature that's awesome?

26. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

"I like forcetouch better. Yep I'm ignorant." That's not what makes you ignorant, what's ignorant is claiming simple gestures can't do what 3D touch offers. "Apples forcetouch is bad, there's no support, and it only makes UI navigation more difficult!!!! (Is that what you want to hear?)" Nope, that's just mindless hating with no rational logic to back it. Apple's 3D touch is a gimmick restricting ancient features that were useable via simple gestures to just the latest iDevices, it brings NOTHING that wasn't possible. "Should I take your advice, and go get a phone without it - because YOU think that long press is better?" That wasn't my advice, I simply stated it brings NOTHING new to the table, no need to ignorantly pretend it's "groundbreaking" and "unlike anything out there"... "You're just hating 3D Touch because it's apples new feature." Not even gonna bother reading further in this second paragraph. Again, if pointing out ancient ways of doing stuff 3D touch restricts to the latest iDevice is considered hating to you, I'm fine with that. Ignorance will never be supported by me... "Why? Why are we arguing about a feature that's awesome?" Awesome to you, fine. I simply pointed out that everything it claims to bring to the table have long been doable via simple gestures on ancient competitor devices. Plus, jailbreak tweaks have already brought the great old functions (like springboard shortcuts and the list of "uses" you pointed out), which stupidly got restricted to the latest iDevices via 3D touch, to ancient iDevices. Which just further proves my point; 3D touch is merely a gimmick restricting ancient features to the latest iDevices, just to tempt users into buying another device, no new benefit for consumers.

14. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

This is frustrating for Android, it cannot support till now the 3D Touch!!!!!! Poor OS.

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