Here is how to use 3D Touch in iOS 10 Control Center

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3D Touch was first added to the iPhone lineup back in 2015 at the iPhone 6s launch event. The feature has been met with a virtual round of applause of all iPhone users, and it has become one of the most used functionality on the iPhone. 3D Touch makes it much easier for users to access app shortcuts from home screen. With iOS 10, Apple is making 3D Touch more relevant to iOS users worldwide, in the hope that it enhances their iOS 10 experience.

In iOS 10, Control Center picks up some 3D Touch tricks. You now can use 3D Touch on the various toggle switches in Control Center including the ability to adjust light brightness, switch between available networks and toggle your alarms on or off.

If you are struggling to master 3D Touch in iOS 10’s Control Center, we can help you out.

1. How to use 3D Touch in iOS 10 Control Center

Before we get started, make sure that you are now using an iPhone that supports 3D Touch (iPhone 6s, iPhones 6s Plus, 7 and 7 Plus)

Step one: First and foremost, you are supposed to access Control Center on your iPhone. To do this, simply swipe up from the bottom of your screen.

Step two: In iOS 10, you can use 3D Touch with four functions at the bottom including flashlight, clock, calculator, and camera. Each have more options when you have enabled 3D Touch.

Torch: If you want to use Torch in Control Center, you simply 3D Touch on it and you will be presented with three options including Low Intensity, Medium Intensity, High Intensity.


Clock: In iOS 10, you can use 3D Touch to set a timer. To do this, you simply need to press on its icon in Control Center and you will have four options including 1 Hour, 20 Minutes, 5 Minutes and 1 Minute.


Calculator: When you press on Calculator icon, you will get the Copy Last Result option.


Camera app: In iOS 10, if you want to use the Camera app, you simply press on its icon in Control Center to bring up four options to take Photo, record Slow-mo, record Video and take Selfie


2. More 3D Touch

In iOS 10, Apple has expanded 3D Touch functionality, making it more powerful and helpful than ever. You now can use 3D Touch to add widgets to your widget menus. For example, every time, you click on Album in the Music app, it will automatically start playing.

Besides, you can use 3D Touch to delete all notifications at once inside Notification Center. Noticeably, 3D Touch on the send icon in the iOS 10’s Messages app will open up a menu of options ranging from changing the tone of your messages to adding background effects.



That’s it! 3D Touch is now more useful in iOS 10 and it works perfect with Control Center. If you are now using an iPhone 6s or newer that is running iOS 10, make sure that you check out 3D Touch’s new features.  iOS 10 comes with tons of features and changes, however, it may come with some issues that may annoy you.

Also read: iOS 10 most common issues and how to fix them part 2

Don’t forget to share how your experience with 3D Touch has been so far in the comments section below

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