Force Touch

Updated: 04/02/2019 by Computer Hope
3D Touch on iOS

Alternatively known as 3D Touch, Force Touch is a pressure sensitivity technology developed by Apple in 2014. On iOS, the feature is called 3D Touch, while on macOS, it is known as Force Touch. Apple products with Force Touch allow users to access various features and shortcut menus by applying more pressure when pressing on the screen or touchpad. 3D Touch also gives a haptic feedback response when the right amount of pressure is used, simulating a mechanical button.

Devices that support Force Touch/3D Touch

  • IPhone 6s and above (excluding the iPhone XR).
  • MacBook from 2015 or later
  • MacBook Pro from 2015 or later
  • MacBook Air from 2018 or later
  • Apple Watch
  • Magic Trackpad 2

Apple terms, Operating System terms, Phone terms, Touch screen