The iPhone 6s introduced a new way to interact with the smartphone. 3D Touch is the feature that causes your iPhone to sense how much pressure you apply to the display. All the same multi-touch gestures are still operable (Tap, Swipe, Pinch), but 3D Touch adds Peek and Pop. We’ve written extensively about Peek and Pop technology. Although some dismiss it as a novelty, it does add shorthand functionalities to the iPhone experience. The iPhone itself also reacts in response to your 3D Touch pressure, reacting with subtle taps. Obviously even those who criticize this technology have to admit it holds the potential for more in the future. That’s because 3D Touch relies on sophisticated hardware components that sense pressure differences and provide haptic feedback.
Apple users are pressuring the company to make some adjustments to Control Center because Android gives users so much more adaptability in its control menus. In short, Apple users are growing restless with the shortcut options currently available to them.
A new jailbreak tweak called QuickCenter explores the other ways 3D Touch could be utilized to give users more convenience. The Cydia tweak lets you toggle on and off certain iPhone features, control your music and quick launch apps the same as you already do at Control Center. However, QuickCenter also uses 3D Touch to make changes to the pull-up drawer that appears on your lock screen.
By making a 3D Touch press on the Wi-Fi toggle, you can connect to any visible Wi-Fi network or to a bluetooth-enabled device. The 3D Touch gestures interact with the Camera and Time shortcuts apps, which also enable you to send an alarm or take a picture immediately, right from the Control Center. The pictures will immediately be uploaded to your photo app. You can also use Control Center to turn on the change strobe light duration for the flashlight portion of QuickCenter.
The app can also work on the non-3D Touch devices, but that means the version will simply help you access shortcuts faster. For non-3D Touch devices, you can change how you want to bring up menus, by either using a fake 3D Touch simulator, or by using a regular long press that is activated by holding on an icon longer. However, if you do have a 6s or 6s plus, the tweak will recognize which device you are using and adjust automatically.
In summary, QuickCenter exists to help you avoid using Settings all the time. It is mostly about giving you a faster and more convenient way to access your apps. To get the app, you need to you’ll have an iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s. You also need to be running iOS 9.2.1, jailbroken, for it to work completely. It will cost you $1.00 to support the development team and will launch in a week to 10 days in the Big Boss Repository.