Everything You Need To Know About Apple's 3D Touch

3D TOUCH.
The next generation of Multi‑Touch.

iPhone 6s introduces an entirely new way to interact with your phone. For the first time, iPhone senses how much pressure you apply to the display. In addition to familiar Multi‑Touch gestures like Tap, Swipe, and Pinch, 3D Touch introduces Peek and Pop. This brings a new dimension of functionality to the iPhone experience. And when you use 3D Touch, your iPhone responds with subtle taps. So not only will you see what a press can do — you’ll feel it.



Peek at your emails before you open them.


Get a look at a website.Before you actually go there. 


while you’re still taking new ones.


Get a Peek at a location just by pressing an address.


Quick Actions. 
A shortcut to the things you do the most.

Quick Actions let you do the things you do most often faster and in fewer steps. You can start a message to your favorite contacts. Or instantly bring up the camera to snap a selfie. Or immediately get directions home. Many of these actions can even be done with a single press, right from the Home screen.


See what you can do with Quick Actions.


Start shooting video, selfies, and more with just one press.

Get a conversation going faster than ever.

Get where you’re going with fewer steps.



More ways to interact in more places.

3D Touch works throughout iOS 9 to make the things you do every day more natural and intuitive. There are so many ways that simply pressing deeper can make whatever you’re doing a better experience.


One press turns your keyboard into a trackpad.
A whole new way to look at photography, Live Photos go beyond snapshots to capture moments with motion and sound. Press a Live Photo to make it come alive. Experience the crack of a smile. The crash of a wave. Or the wag of a tail.


Dynamic Wallpapers.
With Live Photos, your favorite moments are now even closer at hand. Set a Live Photo as your Lock screen wallpaper, and press to watch it come alive. You can choose any of your Live Photos or select from the Dynamic Wallpapers that come with iOS 9.
A whole new dimension of technology.


Using 3D Touch is simple. But the engineering behind it is incredibly advanced. When you press the display, capacitive sensors instantly measure microscopic changes in the distance between the cover glass and the backlight. iOS uses these measurements to provide fast, accurate, and continuous response to finger pressure, which could only happen with deep integration between software and hardware. iPhone 6s also provides you with responsive feedback in the form of subtle taps, letting you know that it’s sensing the pressure you’re applying.