3D Touch Turns Your 6s Into A Trackpad

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  1. Napoleon PhoneApart

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    God. FINALLY.
     
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    Sweeeeet!!!
     
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    How useful is that!!
     
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    Oh God. This would be HUGE for me. I said I was not jumping on this upgrade, that I was going to stretch my iPhone 6 use until the iPhone 7 was released. But this feature really falls right in my wheelhouse. Must... resist... urge...
     
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    Good luck! :D

     
  8. fury

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    I was excited for the idea of the two finger trackpad on the iPhone which got taken out, but I think this seems like a much more error-proof way to do it. Two fingers could accidentally activate the trackpad feature when you're typing fast enough, but this is a more distinct intent. I think I'll like it.
     
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    This is as cool as I thought it was going to be. It works like a dream. Lighten up the touch, then press harder to select, continue dragging to select more. Pretty sweet.
     
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    I can get it to move the cursor to a different spot, but how do you get it to select a group of text after that? I was able to do it once, but I'm not sure how I did it.
     
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    The trick is lift your finger after peeking (i.e. back out of the "peek" range--it'll stay in trackpad mode as long as you're still touching the screen). When you want to start selecting, press harder again (back into the "peek" range) briefly, then release the peek (still with your finger on) and move your finger to the range you want to select. If you didn't mean to go into select mode, "peek" again and it'll toggle back to cursor mode.

    Might take some practice to get used to it but I've already used it to correct parts of my text in the beginning or middle. It saves so much time.

    I can post a video if that'll help
     
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    Post a video; I'm having trouble as well!
     
  13. Europa

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    Thanks! I got it on the first try after adjusting the pressure.
     
  14. Napoleon PhoneApart

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    I found this little trick as well. Don't press any harder, just relax your finger a wee bit and press again.
     
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    Here y'all go. Hope it helps :D
     
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    Ok. I'm going to give it a try. Hey. I just did it! Thanks!
     
  17. Napoleon PhoneApart

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    Napoleon has shared your video on another forum to some other befuddled users. Be expecting great internet respect and rewards.
     
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    My body is ready
     
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    I said great internet respect and rewards, not necessarily free hot monkey sex.
     
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    @fury See? BTW, people seem to love your video and it's a like magnet.

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