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Five new 3D Touch features coming to iOS 10

Since the debut of 3D Touch feature on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, app developers have been working overtime to add 3D Touch gestures into their software. Apple continues to add 3D Touch functionality across iOS, improving the shortcut menus available.

Five new 3D Touch features coming to iOS 10

Share apps

The users of iOS 10 can quickly share apps with a friend using 3D Touch. Pressing the app icon reveals a Share shortcut, which will bring up the main iOS share sheet.

Manage app downloads

Users can use the 3D Touch to manage apps that are currently downloading. Press on the icon to reveal shortcuts including Pause and Cancel. These will immediately take effect when selected. The users can also choose Share to bring up the iOS share sheet and send the pending app.

Manage folders

Press any folder and it will reveal a 3D Touch menu in iOS 10. First off, a list of outstanding notifications for each app within the folder is shown. Tap on one to launch the app. There is a Rename shortcut, which provides an easy way to rename any folder.


Three highlights come to notifications using 3D Touch. iOS 10 also makes it possible to clear all notifications from Notification Center immediately. Deep press the X and everything will be cleared quickly.

Control Center

Control Center gets some 3D Touch love. You can now press the main buttons across the bottom of the center. Flashlight intensity can be adjusted, timers started, and users can copy the most recent calculation made in the calculator.