In its launch together with the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, 3D Touch is defined in practice as a way to expand the possibilities of Apple's mobile environment by adding different possibilities according to the intensity that we pressed the screen. We say in the theory because in the end, despite being an incredible benefit, many of the iOS users did not use it because they did not get used to it, or simply ignore it.
Along with the launch of the iPhone XS and XS Max, Apple introduced the iPhone XR, which was the first device that replaced 3D Touch with Haptic Touch, and thus replaced a feature that was given by hardware for one given by software, and that instead of being based on the intensity of the press on the screen it works according to the duration of the pressure. Manzana saw that this did not involve too many complaints among its users and I decided to definitely replace 3D Touch in its entire range with the launch of the iPhone 11, 11 Pro and Pro Max.
This explains where this benefit comes from, but now we are going to the interesting thing. Keep reading to discover everything you can do.
Keep clicking on Safari links
When we surf the Internet with Safari, with all the links we find we can keep the pressure on them to see a preview of the page to which they direct. In addition you will also have access to a menu that will give you more options when accessing this link, such as opening it in a new tab, downloading a linked file in case it contains it, sharing it, etc.
Keep pressing to copy photos
When we look for a photo on the Internet, once we have it located, we can keep the click on it to display a menu that allows us to share it, add it to Photos or directly copy it if we want to use it without having to save it on the reel itself.
Expand control of connections in the Control Center
Within the Control Center of our device we can keep the click on the square containing the indicators for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Avin Mode and Use of mobile data to access a more complete menu with more options. In addition, even within this new menu if we keep pressing again we can access extended content for example within Bluetooth, where we can individually see and connect and disconnect the linked connections.
Mark map locations while holding down
In the Maps app we can mark places that interest us simply by keeping the click on the area of the map that we want to mark in particular. Then we can set the route to that point, share it or add it to favorites among others.
Choose the intensity of your flashlight
In the Control Center, the button to activate the flash of our device as a flashlight comes by default. If we keep pressing on this button a new one will open that allows us to choose the intensity of the flashlight.
Perform quick actions on your apps
Although at the beginning many applications did not integrate it, as of today we can practically in all keep the click on the icon of the app to find a series of fast actions. Each application offers different options and many can be really practical. Ahead! Try to try all your options.
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Hold down on the keyboard letters
This may be the function most known to all users as it is the most common. The iOS keyboard allows access to special characters and extended options if we keep pressing on its keys. You can accentuate a word or include a particular sign without having to navigate between the different keyboard screens. Simply press on each letter to discover what options it gives you.
Choose your screen settings more easily
Again, in the Control Center we will find a regulator for the brightness of the screen of our device. If we keep the pressure on it, we will open a full-screen controller that offers us more options such as activating or deactivating Night Shift, True Tone or Dark Mode.
Faster autocomplete in Safari and Mail
When we write an email address in Mail or a web address in Safari, if we keep pressing the keyboard on the key of the dot "." To the right of the space bar, a drop-down will open that will give us different options to complete the termination of the mail or the website.
Close all Safari tabs at once
Another very practical function within Safari is to be able to close all the tabs that we have open at the same time. If we keep pressing on the button to display tabs we will open a menu that allows us to close them all at once, close the tab in which we are at that time, create a new one and create a new one in the private browsing mode.
Open a new tab in Safari with a page you've visited recently
In the same way as before, if we keep in this case the press on the button of new tab in Safari we will be shown a list with our most recent pages and we will be able to reopen them in case we want it.
Browse faster through Safari
If you want to move quickly through a website this option is for you. Within a page in Safari, if we keep the scroll bar that appears on the right side pressed, it will increase in size and allow us to scroll up and down within the page in a much more flexible way than the conventional one.
Do you know any other tricks with Haptic Touch that will improve the experience of your iOS device? Feel free to share it in the comments section.