Whether you’re brewing a cup of coffee, doing some cooking, or just taking a nap, we all need to set up timers sometimes. And iOS 10 makes this process ridiculously easy, thanks to the new 3D Touch Quick Actions for the Timer icon in Control Center. You can now set a timer for 1 minute, 5 minutes, 20 minutes or 1 hour without even unlocking your iPhone! Here’s how it works.
iOS 10 has seen a 3D Touch overhaul and frankly, I’m a fan. There’s just so much more you can do with 3D Touch now. While a lot of it are little things, they’re little things that end up shaving off seconds from your total interaction. Case in point, the new 3D Touch gesture for controlling app downloads.
I’m one of those people who you really can’t judge based on the apps I have installed. As this is kind of my job, I test and use a lot of different apps. And when my friends see me use a new hot app (offline or online), they instantly want me to send them the link to the app. iOS 10 is going to make this process much easier for me.
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”.
In our wishlist for iOS 10, 3D Touch overhaul was high up there. And we did get something like that. 3D Touch shows better content then it used to in iOS 9, and it works at lot more places. But it this all new stuff enough? Will it be enough for 3D Touch to finally break into the mainstream and be something all iPhone users use every day? Read on to find out.
Apple had revolutionalised user interface on mobile devices with multi-touch with the introduction of the iPhone in 2007, and it felt like, 3D Touch, a new pressure-sensitive screen technology from Apple, was the start of a new interface revolution.
Apple has updated its official Apple Store app to add Peek and Pop gestures that allow you to preview products in a snap. Until now, the only 3D Touch gestures offered by the app were Quick Actions that let you jump into different sections from the home screen.