So you got your brand new iPhone and decided that 3D Touch is more of a nuisance than gets in your way than a time-saving feature you’d like to use on an everyday basis. Worry not, for iOS gives you an easy way to disable 3D Touch on a system-wide level with just a few taps.

3D Touch, of course, offers shortcuts to commonly used app-specific actions right from the Home screen and lets you preview content or jump straight into it within supported apps by applying varying degrees of pressure to the screen.

People with disabilities, those with limited motor skills and everyone who would rather do without these handy shortcuts for one reason or another can easily disable 3D Touch on your iPhone.

How to disable 3D Touch on iPhone

Step 1: Launch Settings on your iPhone.

Step 2: Navigate to the General → Accessibility → 3D Touch section.

Step 3: Toggle the 3D Touch switch to the OFF position to disable the feature.

iPhone 6s 3D Touch settings image 001

And that’s it, your iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus will no longer respond to how hard your finger is pressing the screen.

How to enable 3D Touch on iPhone

To re-enable 3D Touch at any point, just toggle the switch back to the ON position.

“When 3D Touch is on, you can press on the display using different degrees of pressure to reveal content previews, actions and contextual menus,” reads the feature’s description.

On the same screen, you can control the sensitivity of 3D Touch.

Full tutorial: How to control 3D Touch sensitivity

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  • I’ve just bought a new smart TV but I don’t want the smart part. How do I turn it off? -_-

    • Anmol Malhotra

      Stop calling it Smart TV.
      Just a TV. :p 😉

    • buy the non smart version 🙂

    • Bugs Bunnay

      Perform a drop test and see if that works. O_<

  • RubbaNeck

    Even with it disabled photos still Live Photos still work.

  • InfinitePlusOne

    Bought a new Apple Watch, how do I turn off the time?

  • Yash Gorana

    Got an iPhone….how do i turn off the telephony feature?

  • People wondering why you’d want to turn off 3D Touch clearly have no physical handicap limiting their motor skills, which is reason #1 why you’d want to disable this feature. And that’s also the reason why this feature in under the Accessibility settings.

    • A-MTN-DUDE

      Thanks I have RA and do not understand the folks mocking turning it off.

  • Rob

    3D touch is not essential. I don’t even use it anymore. And it causes non clicks when trying to click links.
    I wonder how much(if any) battery life is saved by disabling it

  • yasir khan

    I dont have 3d touch section in my iphone 6s plus??

  • yasir khan

    I dont have live photos section what to do?? Plz tell me