3D Touch technology is considered unnecessary by many users. But with the release of iOS 13, Apple revived its creation in the form of Haptic Touch. In addition, with the release of iPadOS 13, the same feature first appeared on the iPad.
In iPadOS, you can pinch the application icon, which will lead to the appearance of the same 3D Touch menu as on the iPhone. In fact, most applications with versions for the iPhone already work in this mode on iPadOS.
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3D Touch (Haptic Touch) on iPad – no need to push
The 3D Touch function is really convenient, although Apple has never actively promoted it. It is a faster option for a long press on the screen. In fact, the gradations of clicking peek and pop are more annoying than helping. They interfere with the implementation of other functions for processing long presses. But now that the 3D Touch functionality has become available for the iPad, it can be popularized and used. Recall that on iOS 12, a long press can cause some applications to list the latest files without working properly.
To open the Haptic Touch menu, just briefly hold the touch on the application icon. Release your finger immediately after the start of the animation to reduce the application icon. If you continue to hold your finger on the icon, the drag / drop application mode is activated. And this is how it looks.
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Examples of 3D Touch (Haptic Touch) menus on iPad
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App Store App:
The 3D Touch (Haptic Touch) gesture on the iPad also works with applications located in folders:
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iPadOS will make users happier
As you can see, the implementation of Haptic Touch is in line with the unwritten motto “it just works.” Any application that supports calling up the menu of icons on the home screen using 3D Touch for iPhone will be able to display them for iPad in iPadOS.
Pay attention to the screenshot of the “Maps” application. The last entry in the list is “Show all windows”.
With it, you can show all open windows for this application by putting them together in the new App Expose view. This is done specifically to support the new iPadOS multi-window feature.
Perhaps the addition of the 3D Touch pseudo-effect is only a side addition to the new operating system, but this is good news for users.