3D Touch is an incredible feature for iPhones if you can find a great use for it. However, discoverability with the feature can sometimes be difficult and it can get in the way at times. For example, deleting an app on the Home screen if you never use Home screen shortcuts.

Apple seems to be hesitant on the feature as well because the upcoming iPhone XR flagship won’t be supporting the feature, instead substituting it for “haptic touch”. It works in similar ways to 3D Touch, but lacks features such as Home screen shortcuts and Peak and Pop.

If you’re coming from an older iPhone that has 3D Touch, but are planning to upgrade to the iPhone XR, you might want to disable 3D Touch now so that you can get used to not having it. Follow along to learn how…

How to disable 3D Touch on iPhone

  1. On an iPhone 6s or newer (excluding the iPhone XR), head to Settings > General > Accessibility.
  2. Scroll down until you see the option for 3D Touch.
  3. Tap on it.
  4. Simply switch the 3D Touch toggle from On to Off.

You can also change the touch sensitivity for 3D Touch here as well. This allows you to require more or less force (depending on what you choose) when invoking 3D Touch.

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