Earlier today Apple released its second beta iOS 11.1 to developers with new emojis and another feature that many have been asking for back.
In June this year, Craig Federighi announced that the company will temporarily remove 3D Touch – a gesture with which you can quickly switch between applications. This has generated strong fan reactions, especially on social media. A couple of months passed, and Apple finally announced that the function would return in one of the updates iOS 11, but the exact date was never given.
The feature only returned in beta 2 iOS 11.1 for developers. Federighi said it was initially removed due to 'technical difficulties', but did not provide any details. Whatever these difficulties were, Apple dealt with them and returned the long-awaited function.
3D Touch based gesture only works on supported devices 3D Touch and allows users to press harder on the left edge of the display to quickly switch between apps. It's fast and doesn't require any extra steps.
This feature is one of the most important changes in the second beta iOS 11.1 available to developers. The public beta is due out this week, so if you are a member of the beta testing program, this news will please you.