How To Adjust iPhone 6s 3D Touch Sensitivity

As the dust settles on yet another successful iPhone launch for Apple, and as the excitement starts to abate slightly, people are settling down to using their new smartphones in a day to day setting. One of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s’s big new features is 3D Touch, with users now having the ability to press firmly on the screen in order to invoke actions and open menus. That firm press may be causing a few problems for some of you though – just how firm do you need to press, for example?

In a decidedly un-Apple like fashion, the 3D Touch feature actually has a setting for the amount of pressure that needs to be used in order to invoke it, but you’ll find it hidden within the Accessibility section of the Settings app. Why Apple, why?

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Here’s where you’ll find it and what you need to do to change how hard you need to press the iPhone’s screen in order to do a 3D Touch.

Step 1: Launch the Settings app and tap General.

Step 2: Scroll down to Accessibility and tap it.


Step 3: Scroll down and you will see a 3D Touch section. Enter that.


Step 4: Here you can turn 3D Touch off or change the sensitivity of the screen to touches. By default it is set to a Medium, but you can select Light or Firm and then test the result using the handy testing area below. Depending on how firmly you usually tap an iPhone’s screen, you may want to change this to either of the two extremes.


And that’s all there is to it. If you find yourself either opening 3D Touch menus by accident or struggling to open them at all, this is the setting you’ll want to have a fiddle with.

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