If your iPhone’s Home screen is chock-full of application icons, then you might use folders to help you organize them. On the other hand, having too many folders can quickly create the illusion of an application labyrinth that makes navigating your Home screen more confusing than it’s worth.
Those familiar with the circumstances described above just might take a liking to Manila, a new and free jailbreak tweak by iOS developer David Goldman that lets you launch apps from your folders with a Haptic Touch or 3D Touch gesture.
One of the most controversial changes in iOS 13 was the removal of 3D Touch functionality in place of a new feature Apple calls ‘Haptic Touch.’ While this might’ve made sense for handsets that lack 3D Touch-equipped displays, Apple purposefully disabled this hardware with the release of iOS 13 such that even devices with 3D Touch-equipped displays would utilize Haptic Touch instead.
If you were among those disappointed by Apple’s decision to nix 3D Touch, then you’ll be happy to know that a newly released jailbreak tweak for iOS 13 dubbed Sunflower by iOS developer LaughingQuoll can help you get your precious pressure-based 3D Touch gestures back.
Apple yesterday released the iOS 13.2 software update for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. With it came a new computational photography feature for the latest iPhone 11 devices, dubbed Deep Fusion, in addition to Announce Messages With Siri that was originally supposed to arrive as part of the initial iOS 13.0 update, plus a whole bunch of other important changes.
If you’re in the market for an inexpensive iPhone, your best bet is to actually wait until Apple's rumored second-generation iPhone SE model arrives in early 2020.
Aside from bringing 59 new emoji and revealing noise cancelling options for future AirPods, the latest iOS 13.2 beta that was seeded to developers earlier this week includes changes that make deleting and rearranging apps on the Home screen more intuitive than before.
One of the most popular functions conceived by Apple’s 3D Touch and Haptic Touch gestures on modern iOS devices is the ability to press firmly on an app icon from your Home screen to reveal a hidden menu, but there’s actually much more to this feature than meets the eye.
Peek and Pop is a great example, as it enables users to press firmly on objects throughout the operating system to view more information and options for that item. Peek and Pop is limited to devices that support 3D Touch or Haptic Touch, but with a new and free jailbreak tweak called Peekable by iOS developer Ryan Nair, you can enable Peek and Pop on any iOS device.
In case you didn’t already know, iOS 13 brings a new ‘Rearrange Apps’ option to those 3D Touch/Haptic Touch Home screen menus that we all know and love. Fortunately, those with jailbreaks can already enjoy this feature ahead of the official iOS 13 release.
Edit3d is a newly released and cleverly named jailbreak tweak by iOS developer Wh0ba that ports a similar feature to the native 3D Touch/Haptic Touch Home screen menus on jailbroken iOS 11 and 12 devices.
Whether you have a handset that already supports 3D Touch or Haptic Touch out of the box or you’re using a jailbreak tweak to simulate similar features on an unsupported handset, chances are you’ve used the Home screen-centric app icon menus at least once in your travels.
This interface is somewhat lacking on a bone-stock handset, but with the help of a newly released tweak called 3DTools by iOS developer smokin1337, you can add several useful new items to these menus that promise to augment your Home screen usage exponentially.
You can determine the amount of storage space that any of your iPhone’s apps are occupying by visiting General > iPhone Storage in the Settings app. Fortunately for those with jailbreaks, there’s an easier way.
Enter Taille, a newly released and free jailbreak tweak by iOS developer MTAC that permits users to ascertain the storage occupancy of any installed app by using a simple 3D Touch (or Haptic Touch where applicable) gesture on its respective Home screen icon.
Before Apple got around to announcing the iPhone 11 Pro lineup, there were plenty of rumors swirling around that the company was planning on axing the 3D Touch feature altogether.
Taptic Engine, Apple's marketing name for a custom vibration motor that delivers unique and subtle vibration patterns, should undergo a redesign because the iPhone models coming down the pike this year are expected to ship without 3D Touch.
iOS 13 brought out an expanded use of the Haptic Touch feature to support quick actions and other interactions which used to require display pressure sensing with 3D Touch, and you can even adjust hold duration to make content previews pop up faster or slower.