How to prioritize app downloads with 3D Touch on your iPhone running iOS 10

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3D Touch brings in a brand new way to interact with apps thanks to its capacitive sensors integrated directly into the iPhone’s display. With iOS 10, Apple has taken 3D Touch to a whole new level by expanding its functionality in an attempt to make it more relevant to users. 3D Touch is now available in more places ranging from Control Center to Widgets Panel.


In iOS 10, you can prioritize your app downloads using 3D Touch on your iPhone. This means that you can choose which app update you want to download once you have tons of updates standby. In this guide, we will run you through the steps to prioritize app downloads with 3D Touch in iOS 10.

Steps to prioritize app downloads with 3D Touch in iOS 10

Step one: Once you are downloading or updating on your iPhone, all you need to do is to tap and hold on the app update you wish to prioritize on your device

Step two: On the Quick Action menu that appears, all you have to do now is to tap the Prioritize Download option to prioritize the download

Once you are done, other apps will stop downloading and wait for the app you choose to finish downloading.

This feature comes in handy, as it eliminates the need to manually update several apps at the same time and clear out the mess when you are in the middle of tons of apps being downloaded or updated.

With iOS 10, 3D Touch is now more functional and there are more native apps that support 3D Touch. You now can quickly reply to an incoming message in the Messages app without entering the app or hard-pressing on the Mail icon offers you shortcuts to your inbox, favorites, the composition screen and search field.

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