You can control App downloads using 3D touch in iOS 10

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iOS 10 is just great. It has tons of new features. Now you can control your app downloads using the 3D touch feature. In addition to using 3D Touch on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus to cancel or pause in-progress app downloads, iOS 10 lets you prioritize a single App Store download at the expense of the other ones with 3D Touch. Reddit user “nite_” stumbled upon this feature while restoring his iPhone running a beta of iOS 10 from an iCloud backup, allowing him to prioritize the bulk download of apps with 3D Touch.

To prioritize an App Store download, press the Home screen icon of the app being downloaded or updated, then select Prioritize Download in the shortcuts menu. Installation of other apps pauses temporarily until the prioritized download completes.

WatchOS 3 and iOS 10 are just massive updates. You will feel like it’s a new iPhone once you update to the iOS 10. Apple has already released the iOS 10 beta, WatchOS 3 and macOS Sierra on this 13th June 2016 to the developers. In order you update to iOS 10 right now you will have to register your iPhone/iPad to an Apple Developer Account. You can register your iPhone/iPad UDID to Apple Developer Account here > Then update to iOS 10 right now and get all the new iOS 10.x.x beta updates early for next 1 year.

The shortcut appears only if multiple apps are being downloaded at the same time.

Owners of older iPhones that don’t have 3D Touch can continue prioritizing their App Store downloads like before, by tapping the icon of the app being downloaded but with one important distinction: tapping the icon pauses the current download rather than prioritize it, which results in a lot of tapping when you have multiple downloads in progress and want to prioritize a single one.

Have you updated your iPhone to iOS 10 and Apple Watch to WatchOS 3 yet ? If not then update to iOS 10 beta / WatchOS 3 right now. As it’s released for developers only now but you can also get the new iOS 10 right now by just registering your iPhone to an Apple Developer Account. You can register your iPhone in our Apple Developer Account for just only $15. Click here to register your iPhone/iPad/Apple Watch udid to Apple Developer Account and enjoy the iOS 10 update.

It would be great if iOS 10 used 3D Touch to let us snooze app upgrades or hide updates completely in the App Store. Even better, an option to never download specific app updates would be much appreciated.

At any rate, this new 3D Touch option in iOS 10 will make it easier for people to prioritize their App Store downloads and should be especially handy when restoring the device from an iCloud backup when the app you want to use is the last in the download queue.

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