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.
3D Touch helps you get through the email in your inbox more quickly and efficiently. To Peek at a message, just press it lightly.
The content of the email appears on top of your inbox. If it’s a short message and a Peek is all you need, simply stop pressing and you’re back in your inbox.
If you want more than a Peek, press a little more deeply to Pop into the message for a full view — just as if you’d tapped to open it from your inbox.
Get a look at a website.
Before you actually go there.
If someone sends you a link to a website, you can Peek at it without leaving the screen you’re on.
Press the link lightly and the top of the page appears just as it would in Safari. Stop pressing and you’re back in your message.
If you want to open the full page in Safari, press the link a little more deeply to Pop into it.
View the photos you’ve taken while
you’re still taking new ones.
Get a Peek at a location just by pressing an address.
If someone sends you an address, you can Peek at it on a map without leaving the screen you’re on.
Press lightly on the link and the location will appear on top of the screen. Stop pressing and you’ll return to the screen where you found the address.
If you decide to explore the area in more detail, press a little more deeply to Pop into a full map.
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.
Press the Camera icon on the Home screen, and you can immediately snap a selfie, shoot a video, or even go straight into a camera mode such as slo-mo.
Get a conversation going faster than ever.
Simply press Messages on the Home screen to begin a new message or quickly reach out to one of your favorite contacts.
Get where you’re going with fewer steps.
Just press Maps to instantly get directions home, drop a pin on your current location and send it to a friend, or search what’s nearby.
Swipe up to get things done.
When you Peek into content, you can simply swipe up to bring up a menu of commonly used actions. For example, swipe up in Safari to copy a link, open a page in a new tab, or add a site to your Reading List.
Quickly reach your contacts. Anywhere you see their photos.
Press someone’s profile photo in Mail, Messages, or anywhere you see it in iOS 9 to bring up all the contact info you have for them.
Take control of your email with a press and a swipe.
While you’re taking a Peek at an email, you can swipe left to delete it or swipe right to mark it as unread.
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.
Press the keyboard within apps such as Notes, Mail, and Messages, and your keyboard behaves just like a trackpad. You can then use a cursor to easily select and manipulate text with precision.
Multitask between apps quicker than ever.
Press the left side of the Home screen to switch to multitasking view. Swipe until you find the app you’re looking for. Then tap to open it.
Make an impression with pressure-sensitive drawing.
3D Touch works with the Notes app to let you record your ideas with more creativity and nuance. When you’re drawing or jotting down a thought, you can press lightly for finer lines, or more deeply for thicker ones.
The innovation behind 3D Touch.Watch the video
Take a peek at 3D Touch.Watch the video
Introducing Live Photos. Bring memories to life with a single touch.
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.
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.Learn more about iPhone 6s technology
Apps will never feel the same again.
3D Touch will let you do more than ever with iOS 9. But it will also deepen the experience of your favorite apps and games from the App Store. Developers will be able to add 3D Touch–enabled actions to their apps, such as pressure‑sensitive drawing, Peek and Pop, Quick Actions, and much more.View 3D Touch apps in the App Store