Take Advantage of 3D Touch

iPhone brings a powerful dimension to the Multi-Touch interface with 3D Touch. This technology senses how deeply users press the display, letting them do more than ever with your apps and games.

Apps and games will never feel the same again.

In addition to familiar Multi–Touch gestures like Tap, Swipe, and Pinch, 3D Touch enabled actions let users complete essential tasks more quickly and simply or engage in enhanced gameplay.

Watch A Peek at 3D Touch

Quick Actions

Quick Actions let users do the things they do most often, faster and in fewer steps. Many of these actions can even be done with a single press, right from the Home screen.

Example of Quick Actions

Peek and Pop

Let your users preview all kinds of content and even act on it — without having to actually open it. Users can then press a little deeper to Pop into content in your app.

Example of Peek and Pop

Pressure Sensitivity

Creative apps can take advantage of the pressure-sensing display of iPhone in many ways. For example, they can vary line thickness or give a brush a changing style.

Example of Pressure Sensitivity

Development Resources

Download the latest version of Xcode and use the development resources below to learn more about enabling support 3D Touch in your apps.

Xcode and iOS SDK

Xcode includes the APIs for building apps that support 3D Touch on iOS 9 or later.

Developer Forum

Discuss and ask questions about 3D Touch with Apple engineers and other developers.