Fix 3D Touch Not Working on iPhone after iOS 17.1.2 Update (2023)

🗓️ January 11, 2023 By ✍️ Jaysukh patel

3D Touch is a new experience for iPhone lovers, so all techies are trying to use 3D touch on all iOS device, that has. But it’s not possible because its hardware features are added only on iPhone 6S, iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone 8/8+, iPhone 10 and newer models. But some third-party apps or tweaks make your iOS-like 3D touch featured on iPhone 5S/5, iPhone 6/ 6 Plus.

Now All 3D touch gesture works on normal long touch and hold on the Device screen. That you can test on None 3D touch iPad. To Delete and move jiggle apps icon on iPhone home screen, iOS 13 or later device iPhone/iPad users find Rearrange app option under the 3D touch popup while we long touch and hold on the app icon. Select the Rearrange apps option, and get jiggle apps to move or delete. Apple Stopped 3D Touch Hardware on new iPhone 11 Series [iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro].

Let’s enable 3D touch using below troubleshooting guides and enjoy some very essential 3D touch operations that will make your device faster with less finger tap on the screen. Access in-depth options without launch app from the home screen by force Touch.

At this point, you mark these three points, if your Pressure Touch won’t respond to your iPhone.

  • 1) Hardware display problem
  • 2) Wrong 3D Touch settings
  • 3) Insufficient pressure on the screen, Adjust it.
3D Touch Not Working
3D Touch Not Working

Steps to Follow when 3D Touch not working on iPhone

  • Does iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Mac have a 3D Touch feature? No, Apple dropped 3D Touch Hardware and in iOS 13 as well for iPhone 11 Series.
  • Check for new Updates (Go to the Settings > General > Software Update) Update notify does not come to your iPhone, Manually update your iPhone with latest iOS version.
  • Force Restart: Your iPhone touch screen stuck and internal software crash is creating issues like this. For this case, Hard Reboot fixes the problem of touch sensitivity if the hardware is not damaged and 3D Touch-enabled under the iPhone settings.
  1. Way to Hard Reboot iPhone 11 Pro/iPhone 11/Pro Mac/iPhone X/iPhone Xs Max/iPhone Xr/8/ 8 Plus: Quickly Press and release volume up button, Now Quickly Press and Release Volume down button, After that only press and hold side/Power button until you see the apple logo on iPhone screen. now turn on back by holding down power/Side button only.
  2. Hard Reboot iPhone 7/7 Plus users (Press and Hold Sleep/Wake + Home button until you see the apple logo on the screen).
  3. iPhone 6S or Later (Press and Hold Sleep/Wake + Home button until you see the apple logo on the screen).
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Fix 1: 3D touch is disabled before

Apple gave an option for disabling 3D touch, if you aren’t compatible with the popup on the screen, then you go for it.

In iOS 13,

Go to the Settings app > Accessibility > Touch > 3D Touch > Toggle on 3D Touch

3D Touch not working on iPhone
3D Touch not working on iPhone

In iOS 12 or earlier,

For Turn on 3D Touch Go to the Settings > General > Accessibility > 3D Touch (Enable Toggle).

Fix 2: Adjust Pressure level or Sensitivity

A finger tap on screen level should be different for all human being. How do you feel about your finger touch? Just set on that basis. So you can set or adjust the pressure level on screen in three options (Light, Medium, and Firm). According to this setting, you can activate 3D touch option on the screen, when you force touch on the screen.

For iOS 13,

  • Settings app > Accessibility > Touch > 3D Touch > Drag the slider to adjust 3D Touch Sensitivity
change 3D touch sensitivity in iOS on iPhone
change 3D touch sensitivity in iOS on iPhone

For iOS 12 or earlier,

  • Settings app > General > Accessibility > 3D Touch > Drag the slider to adjust 3D Touch Sensitivity
3D Touch settings on iPhone 6S

Fix 3: App not updated,

First check your installed iOS app updated, till now most of the apps are working with a 3D touch due to users facility.

For iOS 13 & iOS 12

in iOS 13, Open App Store > Tap on your Profile icon > Scroll down and select Update All

Update apps in App Store iOS 13
Update apps in App Store iOS 13

In iOS 12, Go to App Store > Updates tab from the bottom (Showing list of all app update available in the queue).

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Fix 4: Screen replaced, Defected

iPhone 6S screen replacement kits

Your screen broke and damaged; then you should go with apple’s screen replacement or repair guide. Else buy and do yourself with Self iPhone screen replacement full kit. Because we noticed, many iPhone 8 Plus/ iPhone 7 Plus and iPad Pro 9.7” users got success in 3D touch after the replace screen.

3D Touch is not working on iPhone, then anyhow fix with above solutions. And enjoy the most spectacular technology that’s available, You have only.

Jaysukh Patel
Jaysukh Patel

Jaysukh Patel is the founder of howtoisolve. Also self Professional Developer, Techno lover mainly for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and iOS, Jaysukh is one of responsible person in his family. Contact On: [OR]

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