3D Touch and Safari on Your iPhone 6s or 6s Plus - dummies

3D Touch and Safari on Your iPhone 6s or 6s Plus

By Edward C. Baig, Bob LeVitus

The new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus comes with a great new feature known as 3D Touch. The 3D Touch force-touch feature that arrived on the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus 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: 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.

    You see these shortcuts when you gently press down and hold against the Safari icon.
    You see these shortcuts when you gently press down and hold against the Safari icon.