You have almost certainly noticed that the Home button on your iPhone 7 is probably a little different than you may remember from some earlier versions of the iPhone. This is because it’s no longer a typical button, but rather one that uses a digital response called “haptics” to replicate the feel of a pressed button.
But the iPhone has another interesting characteristic related to touch, and it affects what happens when you touch something on your screen with a variable amount of pressure. This is called 3D Touch, and it provides some different options depending on how hard you tap on something.
While 3D touch can be useful, it can also be kind of frustrating. If you find that you are having trouble getting the hang of it, and that it’s causing more harm than good, then our guide below will show you how to disable 3D Touch on your iPhone 7.
How to Disable 3D Touch on an iPhone 7
The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus in iOS 12.2. By completing these steps you will be turning off 3D Touch, and disabling access to the additional options and menus that it provides.
Step 1: Open the Settings menu.
Step 2: Scroll down and choose the General option.
Step 3: Touch the Accessibility button.
Step 4: Select the 3D Touch option.
Step 5: Tap the button to the right of 3D Touch to turn it off.
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Gary Thompson has been in IT consulting since the mid 2000s, and enjoys writing about mobile devices and computers. His primary topics of interest include iPhones and Windows, but he has written about many other devices and applications.