When Apple announced the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, it was clear as daylight that the feature that most would take note of and talk would be the 3D Touch. It was not a new thing that Apple introduced given that Apple had introduced the Force Touch technology both in Apple Watch and the new Macbooks. However, with the iPhones without a doubt the most popular product category that Apple has, all of a sudden 3D Touch has become bit of a fad like we saw with the popularisation of a voice assistant and Fingerprint scanner once Apple introduced it.
When we got our hands on the iPhone 6s, it would be false to say that we were not just as excited as anyone about the 3D Touch technology. We immediately started clicking on the app icons harder, hoping to see the magical menu pop out and give us the peek at how 3D Touch works. However, our first few attempts saw us pressing really hard on the screen, which was not a natural way of interacting with a display at all. In fact, we have had long press actions for a while on Android now, and none of them felt as un-natural as 3D Touch on the new iPhones.
However, it was only later that we realised that you can actually manually set the sensitivity of 3D Touch so that you do not have to press it all that hard every single time when you want to use the feature. In order to reduce the sensitivity of 3D Touch, you can do the following:
- Go to the Settings app from your springboard.
- Under the settings app, look for General.
- In General, you will need to head over to Accessibility option and select it.
- In Accessibility, look for 3D Touch option and tap it.
- You will get the option to turn 3D Touch On or Off and below that you will see the option to change the sensitivity. You can pick from Light, Medium and Firm based on your preference. Once you have done that, just exit and you will see 3D Touch work based on your preferred settings.
So, as you see, it is extremely easy to chance the sensitivity of 3D Touch on your iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus that you own. If you have any other questions regarding any of the two devices, do leave them in the section below.