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December 17, 2016
One of the things you can do to save your iPhone battery is to turn off automatic app updates. However, doing so means your app updates pile up and eventually you have to update them all, usually at the same time. Let’s say you’re updating ten apps, but one of those apps is Facebook Messenger and you need to reply to a friend’s message as soon as possible—you can use 3D Touch to prioritize that app’s update before the others. Here’s how to prioritize app update downloads with 3D Touch.
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November 28, 2016
As 3D Touch becomes an older feature, more and more developers are adding 3D Touch options to their apps. Apple now has 3D Touch Quick Action options for nearly every stock app it makes. Netflix made sure it didn't lag far behind. Like other apps, when you activate 3D Touch by hard pressing the icon, a menu of different Quick Action options "pop" out. For Netflix, you’re able to select Search, My List, Trending Now, Continue Watching, or Share Netflix. This allows you to immediately continue watching the show on Netflix you were previously watching. Here’s how to use 3D Touch to continue watching Netflix.
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October 31, 2016
Control Center in iOS 10 got a big upgrade that divides the single page into multiple tabs you can swipe through. And if you have Homekit devices paired with your iPhone, you'll be happy to use the new Home app, which allows you to easily organize and manage all of your HomeKit devices within a single app. Better yet, part of the redesigned Control Center is a tab that's dedicated to your HomeKit devices. When you open Control Center, simply swipe left twice and you'll be able to change the temperature in your home, turn the lights on, unlock a door, and whatever else the HomeKit devices you own can do. Here's how to access your Smart Home from Control Center with iOS 10.
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October 14, 2016
3D Touch is here to stay. With iOS 10, 3D Touch can be found in a lot more places, performing more functions. This includes Control Center on iPhone. Control Center is accessed when you swipe up from the bottom of your screen. Along the bottom of Control Center are four icons that allow you to jump into using important features: flashlight, timer, calculator, and camera. With iOS 9, each icon performed a singular function. However the iOS 10 Control Center now uses 3D Touch to provide quick action options for making the flashlight more or less bright, setting the timer at a preset time, copying results from Calculator, and jumping directly into the Camera mode you need. Here's how to use 3D Touch in iOS 10 Control Center on iPhone. 
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October 11, 2016
There are two kinds of people: those who keep their apps in folders and those who don’t. Personally, I keep 90 percent of my apps in folders and the rest on my Home screen. You probably know that in order to make an apps folder, you drag apps together and a folder is automatically created. But maybe you're wondering how to delete folders from your iPhone so you can rearrange your apps. Let’s get started learning how to delete folders from your iPhone so you can reorganize your apps.
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October 06, 2016
iOS 10 added lots of new 3D Touch functions, especially from Home screen. Apps such as Photos, Weather, Maps, Phone, Activity, Camera, Find iPhone, Music, and iCloud Drive all got brand new options. When you 3D Touch one of these icons from Home screen, options pop up that allow you to jump directly to the place within an app you’re trying to access. We’ll go over my favorite new options from the most popular, necessary stock apps your Home screen holds. Here’s how to use the new 3D Touch functions for Home screen apps.
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October 01, 2016
Apple added lots of little shortcuts to 3D Touch when it debuted iOS 10. One such useful shortcut is setting the timer from Control Center using 3D Touch on iPhone. Doing so will give you preset options to choose from, allowing you to set the timer in a single step. You can also still tap on the timer to set a specific time not listed as an option. Here’s how to set the timer from Control Center on iPhone.
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September 30, 2016
Your iPhone’s LED flashlight is a great help for when you need to grab a midnight snack or get to your car on an unlit street. There are three main ways to turn the iPhone flashlight on or off; in the Control Center, from the Lock Screen, or by asking Siri to turn the iPhone flashlight on or off. We'll show you how to use each method to turn on the flashlight and turn off the flashlight on your iPhone and then teach you how to adjust the flashlight's brightness. 
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September 21, 2016
3D Touch definitely became more useful with iOS 10 in all kinds of ways. Before iOS 10, sharing apps meant going to the App Store and finding the app you wanted to share—even if you already had it downloaded on your iPhone. Now you can easily use 3D Touch to share that awesome app with any of your friends and family. Here’s how to share apps directly from the Home screen.
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September 19, 2016
On Apple Watch, you can clear all notifications by using Force Touch. Now you can do the same on iPhone with 3D Touch. Deleting individual notifications isn’t worth the time, but being able to clear them all can be extremely helpful when keeping up to date with your network and to dos. This great shortcut was introduced with iOS 10; it should work on any iPhone model with 3D Touch running that operating system or later. Here’s how to clear all notifications with 3D Touch on iPhone.
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September 16, 2016
Apple added all the different bells and whistles it could think of to Messages with iOS 10 on iPhone. One of the features is the ability to add effects to messages you send. These effects might be applied to an individual text or the entire screen. We’ll go over how to use both. Here’s how to use Effects in Messages.
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September 13, 2016
Apple has added Messages reactions with iOS 10 (available September 13) on iPhone, similar to the recently introduced Facebook reactions. This is another example of Apple incorporating 3D Touch more and more into its software as replying with a reaction requires 3D Touch to work. When you react to a text message, it doesn’t appear as an additional reply, rather as an addendum in the top right corner of the text you're reacting to. Here’s how to react to a text.
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September 09, 2016
Is your iPhone flashlight too dim? Or too bright?. Whether you want low light or bright light, all you need to do to turn the brightness down or up on your iPhone flashlight is to use 3D Touch. let's get started learning how.
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September 08, 2016
The times they are a changin’ with iOS 11. If you want to reply to notifications from Lock screen on your 3D Touch compatible iPhone, you’ll need to use 3D Touch. Older models have the good ‘ol Swipe to Reply feature in place, which we’ll also go over. However, rich notifications from Lock screen in iOS 11 allows you to do a lot more. The notification on your Lock screen can easily be responded to using either 3D Touch or by swiping left. This is one of the ways Apple is incorporating 3D Touch into more and more places on the iPhone. Here’s how to respond to notifications in iOS 11.
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July 03, 2016
The reminders app is my favorite way to easily remember events coming up. Often, I’ll ask Siri to set a reminder for me. When you add a time or location to your reminder, you’ll get a notification at the perfect moment. Usually to edit this information in the Reminders app, you need to tap the blue “i” next to the reminder. But with 3D Touch (only on iPhone 6s and later), you can skip all that and quickly jump into editing. Here’s how to edit reminders with 3D Touch.
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December 18, 2015
iPhones with 3D Touch have Quick Actions that allow you to activate 3D Touch by hard-pressing an app and revealing places within that app you can quickly jump into. For example, when you 3D Touch the Settings app, you see multiple options, including Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and Battery. By tapping on of the options, you’ll jump into that place within the app. You can do a similar thing with the Phone app on iPhone. Except when you 3D Touch the Phone app, your options include Create a New Contact. Here’s how to create a new contact from the Home screen with 3D Touch.
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November 28, 2015
For those who have an iPhone with 3D Touch, selecting text for editing has never been easier. With 3D Touch, you can turn your keyboard into a trackpad in most Apple apps and use your finger to highlight the words you need to edit. Here’s how to quickly select and edit text with 3D Touch on iPhone.
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November 26, 2015
If you come across an unfamiliar word while using your iPhone, it's easy to quickly get the definition. If you have an iPhone with 3D Touch you can look up a definition with ease. Of course, you can also look up a word if you don’t have 3D Touch by tapping and holding to highlight a word, then tapping Look Up. For those with iPhone 6s (Plus) or later, however, use this tip to 3D Touch a word for the definition.
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November 22, 2015
When Apple released iOS 9, Notes added a lot of features including the ability to create folders, share websites, add images to Notes, and more. Those features are still present in Notes on iOS 10 as well. One of the things you can do in Notes is draw a sketch and add it to the note. If you have an iPhone with 3D Touch (iPhone 7, 7 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus), you have the ability to sketch dark or light lines, depending on how firmly you press when drawing. Here’s how to make more nuanced sketches in Notes with 3D Touch on iPhone.
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November 20, 2015
3D Touch on iPhone 7, 7 Plus, 6s, and 6s Plus allows you to jump into a specific place within an app using Quick Actions. This is done from Home screen by 3D Touching an app icon. Options for jumping into the app will pop up and you can select one. For example, the Settings app has Quick Actions for jumping to the settings for Wi-Fi, Battery, Bluetooth, and Cellular Data. Here’s how to jump into apps with 3D Touch on iPhone.
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November 17, 2015
If you have read receipts enabled but want to read the occasional text without letting the sender know you’ve seen it, just use 3D Touch to peek into the Message. (Note that this tip requires an iPhone 6s or 6s Plus.)
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November 09, 2015
Peek and Pop on iPhones with 3D Touch allows users to look into an email or web link without completely opening it. This lets you glance at what’s inside, making it easy to decide whether or not the particular email needs to be read now or can wait until later. 3D Touch is currently available on iPhone 6s, 6s Plus, 7, and 7 Plus (sorry owners of older iPhone models). You can use this tip to quickly find out what an email is about without opening it. This feature allows you to preview the email, delete it, mark it unread, view multiple other options, or open the email. Here’s how to quickly preview an email on an iPhone with 3D Touch.
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November 05, 2015
Before 3D Touch the only way to access the multitasking window was to double click the Home button. Then came the back button in iOS 9 for quickly returning to the previous app. But, if you have an iPhone 6s or 6s Plus, you can now also switch between apps using 3D Touch.
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October 31, 2015
Whether you encounter a link in an email, a text, or while browsing the web, as long as you have an iPhone 6s or 6s Plus, you can use 3D Touch to preview the web page in Safari without actually opening it.
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