iPhone 3D Touch: Apple introduced 3D Touch feature for iPhone, a new pressure-sensitive display first come with the iPhone 6s that enables users to interact with the display in amazingly new ways. But 3D touch not working on iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 5s. Using a jailbreak tweak you can get this 3D Touch functionality on older versions of iPhone including the 6, 6 Plus and the iPhone 5s.
Note: This process requires you to have a Jailbroken iOS.
How to Get 3D Touch on iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s
For getting 3D touch, Go to custom Source and select Jailbreak tweak “Peek-a-boo”. There are number of alternatives available in Cydia, but we will use it because of its only one compatible with the latest iOS 10.2 Jailbreak.
Cydia tweaks for iOS 10.2
- Open Cydia, change to the “Sources” tab, and tap Edit >> Add
- Now enter http://repo.ioscreatix.com in the dialog box that appears and tap on “Add Source”.
Once successfully added the Source, now open Cydia again and click on the “Search” tab. Search for “Peek-a-Boo” and install this Jailbreak tweak.
While you can start 3D Touching before that you can configure “Peek-a-boo” So that it can work with greater accuracy.
So, how you can Configure Peek-a-boo Settings
Just Go to Settings Menu >> Select “Peek-a-boo” and set the Sensitivity slider to your desired number.
For trigger 3D Touch actions, you have required to the more the sensitivity, the more the amount of finger touching. For that Peek-a-boo works best when sensitivity is set to 80-110. Of course, According to your finger size and preference you may need to tweak around and experiment a bit.
On the iPhone 6s Peek and Pop is activated by hard and an even harder press respectively. Because on older iPhones you don’t have a pressure sensitive hardware display, activating Peek will need you a certain amount of finger touching on the display. Increasing the amount of finger touching a little more will simulate the Pop action.
So you need to know about Where Peek-a-boo Works and Where it doesn’t
Peek-a-boo reproduces the 3D Touch functionality on older iPhones. It’s well working on older iPhones. For Starters, you can 3D Touch the icons on your home screen and jump to quick actions supported by any app.
Peek-a-boo also works on the Control center so you can 3D Touch the flashlight icon to control the intensity of the flashlight, just like the original 3D Touch on the iPhone 6s.
It also works in Apple’s default apps and Third Party apps with 3D Touch support like Twitter or Instagram work like a charm.
You can also get 3D Touch on the Notification center to quick reply or even get the “Clear all notifications” button.
See here, Where Peek-a-boo not Working?
First of all, 3D touching to animate live wallpaper doesn’t seem to work. Next up, 3D Touching Apple’s keyboard doesn’t turn it into a cursor trackpad. Interestingly enough, 3D touching Google’s GBoard keyboard does turn it into a cursor trackpad.
Also, we couldn’t get to bring the multitasking menu on the iPhone by 3D touching leftmost side of the screen.