For example, in Mail, press a message in the mailbox list for a peek at the message contents, then slide up to see a list of actions. Or press a little deeper to pop the message open. In Photos, press to peek at an image; then swipe up to share or copy it, or press a little deeper to pop the image to full screen.
In some cases you can press an item to get a Quick Actions menu. You can, for example, press the Camera icon on the Home screen, then choose Take Photo. Or press a name in Messages, then choose to create an email message, make a voice or video call, or send a message.
3D Touch also lets you vary the pressure when you draw to change the quality of your lines in some apps. For example, press as you draw in Notes to make a line darker.
You can even use 3D Touch to turn your keyboard into a trackpad and select text when typing.
Here's some more ways to use 3D Touch:
- Get information about a location—directions, a phone number, and more—by pressing a pin in Maps.
- View the contents of a playlist in Music.
- Preview a webpage by pressing a Safari link within Safari or from an email message.
- Preview a specific note’s content within a list.
- Preview a video from a thumbnail.
- Make a Live Photo come to life.
- Access your default card, relevant pass, or last transaction by pressing Wallet on the Home screen.
- Get more information about movies, TV shows, and music videos in the Videos app.
- Learn how far you’ve read in a book in iBooks.
- Call, send a message to, or email a contact by pressing his or her phone number.
- View a location in Maps by pressing an address.
- See a list of recommended games by pressing Games in Game Center.
- Access the multitasking switcher from the left side your display.
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