3D Touch is the flagship feature of iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. It is capable of detecting the amount of pressure exerted on the screen and can perform actions based on how firmly you press. 3D Touch is mostly used to view quick shortcuts of of apps by performing a hard press on their icons. You can also do a soft press on a particular content such as mail to get a quick preview, also known as “Peek”, and hard press to open the selected mail, also called “Pop”.
As always, Cydia developers have come up with awesome tweaks that take 3D Touch beyond its limits. In today’s roundup, we are going to showcase the best iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak tweaks and apps for 3D Touch. Those who don’t own a device supporting 3D Touch can still use most of these tweaks.
3D Touch can be used to access an app’s shortcut menu or preview a specific content but a jailbreak tweak called Appendix brings 3D Touch support to Home screen folders as well. Users can 3D Touch a folder to view the first four apps situated within that folder and tap on them to quickly launch them. This speeds up the overal process of launching apps from a folder.
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Brevis is the complete customization tool for 3D Touch shortcut menu. With it, you can change the font and icon sizes, remove labels for all the options so that their icons is displayed only and much more.
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With iOS 9, Apple provided a feature for queuing songs by adding them to the ‘Up Next’ list. Cabbage is a jailbreak tweak that lets you do this with 3D Touch. When you are in the Music app, simply perform a 3D Touch gesture on a song to add it to the Up Next list. A red notification is also displayed in the Status bar indicating that the selected music has been queued.
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There are times when Notification Center gets piled up with tons of pending notifications. With EasyClear, you can simply use 3D Touch to clear all the notifications at once. It also allows you to clear the notification badge of an app.
Some third-party apps consume a considerable amount of storage by caching data. Lautus is a jailbreak tweak that allows you to 3D Touch an app on the Home screen and clear all the cache.
Point-And-Shoot is an interesting jailbreak tweak that allows you to frame and capture photos directly from the iOS Home screen. Instead of showing the shortcut menu when performing a 3D Touch gesture on the Camera app icon, it displays a live camera view on the Home screen. You can capture a photo by releasing your finger off the camera view, double tap on the view to switch between front and rear camera and much more.
The main focus of 3D Touch is to provide shortcuts for apps but QuickCenter goes beyond this by allowing you to 3D Touch Control Center toggles and apps to perform an action. You can 3D Touch the WiFi toggle to switch between networks, connect to different bluetooth devices using the Bluetooth toggle, 3D Touch on the Camera icon to view the live camera view and take a photo and much more.
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Snakebite 2 introduces a unique concept of multitasking. It allows you to 3D Touch on the left side of the screen to view a tray containing your most recent apps or your favorite apps. You can swipe through the apps with a drag gesture and launch the one that you want.
If you don’t have an iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus to enjoy these tweaks then check out RevealMenu. It is a popular jailbreak tweak that brings 3D Touch to older iOS 9 devices. The tweak lets you tap and hold on app icons to view their shortcut menu and perform a quick action. It also brings Peek and Pop functionality by allowing you to tap and hold on a content and swipe it up to preview its content or open it.
Since RevealMenu requires you to hold on app icons to view their shortcut menu, you can delete an app by doing a swipe up gesture on it to enter wiggle mode.
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These are some of the best jailbreak tweaks and apps for 3D Touch. If you don’t own a device supporting 3D Touch, most of these tweaks provide alternative methods to 3D Touch as well. You can also take advantage of RevealMenu tweak to mimic 3d Touch functionality on older devices.
What’s your favorite 3D Touch tweak? Let us know in the comments below.