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Apple iPhone 7

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How to use 3D Touch

By varying the screen pressure intensity, 3D Touch allows you to access various application functions on your mobile phone directly from the main menu and see e.g. pictures, messages and addresses without opening them.

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Press Settings.

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Press General.

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Press Accessibility.

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Press 3D Touch.

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Press the indicator next to "3D Touch" until the function is activated.

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Drag the indicator right or left to set the required sensitivity for 3D Touch.

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Press Accessibility to save the setting.

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Press the Home key to end the session and return to the Home screen.

Apple iPhone 7 (iOS10)
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The following steps describe how you:
Use 3D Touch in the main menu
Use 3D Touch in Messages
Use 3D Touch in Photos
Use 3D Touch in Maps

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Hard press and hold the required app until a pop-up menu is displayed.

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Press the required function and follow the instructions on the display to use the selected function.

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Press Messages.

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Go to the required message.

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Hard press the screen to see a section of the required content.
To return to the application:
Lift you finger.

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To open the content in another application:
Press the screen a little harder until the content of the message is opened in the relevant application.

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Press Photos and go to the required folder.

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Hard press the required picture.
To return to the application:
Lift you finger.

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To see more functions:
Drag the picture upwards until a pop-up menu is displayed.

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Press the required function and follow the instructions on the display to use the selected function.

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Press Maps and find the required destination.

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Hard press the destination.

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Press the required function and follow the instructions on the display to use the selected function.

1. Find "3D Touch"

Press Settings.
Press General.
Press Accessibility.
Press 3D Touch.

2. Activate 3D Touch

Press the indicator next to "3D Touch" until the function is activated.

3. Set 3D Touch sensitivity

Drag the indicator right or left to set the required sensitivity for 3D Touch.

4. Return to the Home screen

Press Accessibility to save the setting.
Press the Home key to end the session and return to the Home screen.

5. Use 3D Touch

The following steps describe how you:
Use 3D Touch in the main menu
Use 3D Touch in Messages
Use 3D Touch in Photos
Use 3D Touch in Maps
Apple iPhone 7 (iOS10)

6. Use 3D Touch in the main menu

Hard press and hold the required app until a pop-up menu is displayed.
Press the required function and follow the instructions on the display to use the selected function.

7. Use 3D Touch in Messages

Press Messages.
Go to the required message.
Hard press the screen to see a section of the required content.
To return to the application:
Lift you finger.
To open the content in another application:
Press the screen a little harder until the content of the message is opened in the relevant application.

8. Use 3D Touch in Photos

Press Photos and go to the required folder.
Hard press the required picture.
To return to the application:
Lift you finger.
To see more functions:
Drag the picture upwards until a pop-up menu is displayed.
Press the required function and follow the instructions on the display to use the selected function.

9. Use 3D Touch in Maps

Press Maps and find the required destination.
Hard press the destination.
Press the required function and follow the instructions on the display to use the selected function.