Using 3D Touch with Safari on the iPhone X

By Edward C. Baig, Bob LeVitus

If you are just getting used to your new iPhone X, you’ve probably been playing around with 3D Touch. The 3D Touch force-touch feature on the iPhone X works with Safari in a couple of main ways:

  • Quick actions: Press down against the Safari icon on the Home screen to summon a Quick Actions menu. When you’ve applied the proper amount of force — and this may take getting used to — you’ll feel tactile feedback and see the menu. Tap the quick action you have in mind: Show Reading List, Show Bookmarks, New Private Tab, or New Tab.
  • Peek and pop: Press against a link in a web page to get a peek at the underlying web page that the link represents. Again, you’ll feel tactile feedback. With your finger still pressed against the display, drag up to see a menu of additional options, including: Open in New Tab, Add to Reading List, and Copy. Or before you drag up, apply a bit of extra force to pop into the web page. If you don’t want to pop in, lift your finger.
3D touch and safari iPhone X
You see these shortcuts when you gently press down and hold against the Safari icon.