3D Touch makes the iPhone so much easier to use, or at least quicker. It has numerous uses (and we have discussed plenty of them so far) and perhaps one of the most useful ones allows you to access contact methods using 3D Touch.
Say you are in the Messages app and you’d like to call a certain contact. Typically, you’d have to open the Phone app and make the call from there. But using 3D Touch you can just force-press the contact’s icon to open up a window with alternate contact methods with no need to leave the Messages app.
How to access contact methods using 3D Touch
So, if you own an iPhone 6s or 6s Plus here’s how this simple, yet handy option works.
Firstly, you should know the feature works anywhere in iOS 9 where you can view contact profiles.
As a result, go ahead and open Messages, Mail, Phone or another iOS app where contact profiles are displayed.
Then, simply pressure-tap someone’s contact photo and a window with alternate contact methods will be displayed right away.
Note: Be sure to 3D Touch the contact’s photo and not the name as that will only show you a preview of the message, or email.
The provided options include Call (with an additional menu if the contact has several numbers), Message (with a dedicated menu if there is more than one contact option), Mail (a menu will also be displayed in this case if that person has more than one email address) and FaceTime (if such is the case).
You can tap any of the displayed options so there is no need to leave the current app for this purpose.
To wrap things up, you can access contact methods using 3D Touch much faster than using the classic method, as you don’t have to open another app and you can simply make the call, send the message, email or start a FaceTime conversation.