Make your iPhone snappier

Changing this one setting really speeds things up.

When browsing the web on my iPhone, I often preview links in Safari.

Previewing, of course, opens the link without fully opening the link. It’s a quick and easy way to see what you’ll be getting.

But it’s actually not that quick: iOS purposely slows down the preview to make your browsing experience clear and unambiguous.

However, it can be speeded up quite considerably, as can other interactions like pulling up contextual menus, or previewing pictures in Messages — any interaction that uses press-and-hold, otherwise known as Haptic Touch.

Apple uses Haptic Touch across the board in iOS, and changing how quickly it activates can make your iPhone feel supercharged. Here’s how to find the hidden setting.

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