Use 3D Touch to open app notifications of folders faster

3D Touch has numerous uses, and iOS 10 only makes the list even longer. For example, did you know you can use 3D Touch to open app notifications of folders faster?

Normally, when apps contained in a folder have new notifications, you will see the total number of unread notifications on the folder’s icon.

If you’d like to access one of the apps that have new notifications, you would need to expand the folder and if you have a lot of apps in there, you might also need to go through a few pages to find the ones you’re interested in.

How to use 3D Touch to open app notifications of folders

With 3D Touch, you can eliminate this problem. Here’s how it works.

While it might seem obvious for some, I’d still like to point out you would need a 3D Touch-enabled device to use this method, specifically the iPhone 6s or the iPhone 7 running iOS 10 or later.

On your home screen, find a folder that has unread notifications. You can see a small red circle with the total number of unread notifications from apps contained by that folder.

use 3D Touch to open app notifications of folders

Now, simply 3D Touch the folder and the Quick Actions menu will open. The best part is, the apps with notifications will be listed at the top of the menu so you can easily access them with no need to search inside the folder.

As you can see, it’s very easy to use 3D Touch to open app notifications of folders, with no need to access the folder itself but this feature can easily be overlooked unless you find it by accident.

What’s your favorite use for 3D Touch?

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