How to adjust 3D Touch pressure sensitivity on the iPhone 6s

You can adjust how hard or how light you need to press on the iPhone's screen to use this feature.

If you’re like me, you got your new iPhone 6s or 6s Plus, and you’re trying out the new features, like 3D Touch. I’ve found 3D Touch immediately useful, but I’d like to be able to tweak the amount of pressure needed to use the feature.

Fortunately, there is a way to make this adjustment. Here’s how.

Adjust 3D Touch sensitivity

    1. On your iPhone 6s or 6s Plus, open the Settings app.
    2. Tap General > Accessibility.
    3. Scroll down until you see 3D Touch in the Interaction section. Tap it.
accessibility 3d touch

The 3D Touch settings are in the Accesibility section of the General settings. (Shown above on an iPhone 6s Plus in horizontal mode.).

  1. Here are the settings for 3D Touch. You can turn off the feature using the switch at the top. Below that is the setting for 3D Touch sensitivity. You have three choices here: Light, Medium (default), and Firm.
    3d touch settings
    Pick a setting and try it out in the 3D Touch Sensitivity Test section at the bottom of the screen. Once you find a setting you like, you can close the app and you’re done.

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