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All the new 3D Touch shortcuts you'll use in iOS 9.3

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Peek and pop until you drop.
iOS 9.3 3D Touch shortcuts

iOS 9.3 is available to download now, and brings with it a host of improvements and new features. One of the best is that 3D Touch – in which the screen responds differently depending on how hard you press – now has a lot more uses.

Such as? Glad you asked. Let's run down exactly what you'll be peeking and popping into with iOS 9.3.

App Store

Hold the App Store icon, and the sub-menu that appears now includes two more options: Update All and Purchased.

Update All lets you update your apps to the most recent version without having to open the App Store. Purchased lets you see every app you've bought in one place.

Settings

Control Centre already gives you quick access to most settings just by swiping up from the bottom of the screen. But now 3D Touch gives you another option.

Holding the Settings icon will give you access to the Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and Battery settings.

You can then pop into their Settings panes where you can tinker with their settings to your heart's content.

Calculator

iphone 3d touch ios 9.3

An unexpected one, this. The shortcut lets you copy the last result of any sums you've done, in case you want to paste it into an email or message, or share with people some other way, through Twitter perhaps.

Handy for calculating business figures and sharing them with the team on the go.

iTunes

iTunes already had shortcuts for Search and Redeem, but now it's added ones for Purchased and View Downloaded, both of which are pretty self-explanatory.

Health, Stocks and Compass

Health adds shortcuts for your Dashboard and Medical ID, Stocks gets one for search, while Compass lets you access the spirit level without first opening the app.

Weather

Finally, the Weather app's shortcuts let you see the forecast for your local area, or for your top two locations.

iOS 9.3 is out now, and is free to download.

Find out more about the new version of Apple's software here: Five things you need to know about iOS 9.3.

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