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New 3D Touch Action in iOS 10 Lets You Prioritize App Downloads

After a few weeks of new iOS 10 features slowly being discovered by beta testers, one new 3D Touch-enabled shortcut was stumbled upon recently that will let users prioritize the bulk download of apps. When more than one app is installing, users on iOS 10 can 3D Touch to select "Prioritize Download" and temporarily pause the installation of other apps while the selected one gains favor.

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On devices running iOS 9 and earlier, bulk downloads require users to run through every app downloading and tap to pause them, leaving only their favored app downloading. Apple's streamlined process in iOS 10 should greatly alleviate the frustration in moments where multiple apps are waiting to be downloaded and installed onto an iPhone.

(Thanks, Eric!)



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22 months ago

Except if your device doesn't have 3D Touch...


Oh I see what you are saying, people who don't have a feature because they bought a phone without it can't use said feature? Wow I guess that's right.

On a similar note did you know that if you buy a car without a rear view camera you can't use a rear view camera to backup? Hm, makes you think what these corporations are up to.
Rating: 28 Votes
22 months ago
This has already been possible for the past few years by simply tapping on the app you'd like to prioritize.
Rating: 6 Votes
22 months ago
Nice feature. Apple is good about thinking about the little things like this.
Rating: 6 Votes
22 months ago

That's a hardware feature. My car has received software updates.


3D Touch? Also a hardware feature.
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C:\> Disk defragmentation ?

Is this choice really necessary? Not a smarter way to resolve prioritizing downloads without user input?

Really Apple? Adding, adding, adding until one day we find ourselves with a super bloated iOS?

This is an... Unexpected reaction. Stop making better ways to do stuff Apple, JUST STOOOOOPPPPP!!!!!
Rating: 4 Votes
22 months ago

Apple's streamlined process in iOS 10 should greatly alleviate the frustration in moments where multiple apps are waiting to be downloaded and installed onto an iPhone.

Except if your device doesn't have 3D Touch...
Rating: 4 Votes
22 months ago

Oh I see what you are saying, people who don't have a feature because they bought a phone without it can't use said feature? Wow I guess that's right.

On a similar note did you know that if you buy a car without a rear view camera you can't use a rear view camera to backup? Hm, makes you think what these corporations are up to.

He is saying there could be a method for people that bought the newest iPhone, the iPhone SE. As a developer I hate that Apple put out the SE without 3D touch, because now 3D touch will never be an integral part of the UX, at least until the SE is out of circulation (Likely another two years.)

Here is a simple solution Apple could do - touch and hold on blank space - app icons go into move/delete state. Tap and hold on icon - 3d touch shortcut menu. Problem solved for the SE/iPhone 6/6+/5s/5.
Rating: 3 Votes
22 months ago
These are the little simple ergonomics of a user experience that I like about Apple.
Rating: 3 Votes
22 months ago

Seriously. 3D Touch should be for shortcuts only. There should always be another method.

And their is. Just manually pause every other app, either through the Home screen or more easily from the updates list in App Store. This is just a shortcut.
Rating: 3 Votes
22 months ago

Oh I see what you are saying, people who don't have a feature because they bought a phone without it can't use said feature? Wow I guess that's right.

On a similar note did you know that if you buy a car without a rear view camera you can't use a rear view camera to backup? Hm, makes you think what these corporations are up to.


How about every iPad in existence? Like the recent "Pros" that will immediately become morally obsolete once the new amazing only apple can make such awesome wow - "the new iPad Pro Plus with 3D touch extreme HD" are introduced.
Rating: 2 Votes
22 months ago

Except if your device doesn't have 3D Touch...


Seriously. 3D Touch should be for shortcuts only. There should always be another method.
Rating: 2 Votes

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