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Haptic feedback: How to enable or disable vibration on your iPhone

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Apple has introduced a new haptic feedback setting with iOS 16. Turning on the feature adds vibration to iPhone's default keyboard and system buttons. Confusingly, Apple notes that having the haptic or vibration on iPhones reduces battery life. NextPit's guide on how to disable (or enable) the keyboard haptic may come in handy if you feel it's affecting your device's battery.

Only with iOS 16 that Apple has finally enabled haptic feedback on keyboard and system actions for iPhones, although compatible hardware has existed since the iPhone 8 (Plus) and iPhone X. Users have the option to utilize the haptic engine with third party keyboards, but it's not everyone's liking to use alternative like Google's Gboard or Swiftkey.

Which iPhones are supported by haptic feedback

The feature is available to older iPhones running on iOS 16. Which means even the iPhone SE 2nd gen and iPhone 8 are supported all the way to this year's entire iPhone 14 series. You can take advantage of the haptic feedback if you have any iPhone model listed below:

How to turn haptic feedback on or off on your iPhone

The toggle to turn on or off haptic feedback is found in the settings app as described in the steps below. Alternatively, users can search the keyword "haptic feedback" from the settings' search bar and then choose Haptic.

  1. Open the Settings App.
  2. Navigate to Sounds & Haptics.
  3. Here, choose Keyboard Feedback > Turn Haptic on or off.
iPhone guide how to enable or disable haptic feedback on iOS 16
How to turn off or on haptic feedback from settings / © NextPit

Does the haptic feedback reduce iPhone battery faster?

It's normal for some features to consume battery when enabled, and Apple has specifically stated that the new haptic feedback affects your device battery in the support document. But what does that mean? It means you should be mindful when using this feature.

Nonetheless, there's still an option to turn off the haptic in case you notice that it drains your iPhone's battery faster.

Have you tried the haptic on iOS 16? What are your thoughts on this feature? Let us know if you notice some battery issues after turning on the future.

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Jade Bryan

Jade Bryan

I still remember how amazed I was when I first got hold of the Nokia 3210 back when I was a kid, and it was during that time I developed my love for technology, particularly for mobile phones. I started sharing my knowledge through writing in different blogs and forums back in Nokia Nseries era. I even make videos before where I put different phones side-by-side. Today, I'm still an avid enthusiast of smartphones, but my interests have evolved into smart devices and electric vehicles.

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