Using an iPhone is popularly debated as a more limited experience compared to the freedom that Android devices provide. While this is true in some cases, Apple devices do customizations in a way that feels solid and noticeable.
iOS 16 has brought a whole host of new features including a Haptic Keyboard Feedback element while using this new mobile phone operating system on the latest iPhone series. If you want to totally transform your keyboard typing experience as an solid iPhone user, here’s what you need to do.
On Android devices, the haptic keyboard feedback feature is something that has always existed since time immemorial, so this feature is nothing but a relic of the past. However, iPhone users have now grown familiar with a clicking sound as they type on their devices. Still, as an iPhone user that detests minor sounds, but still wants an affirming form of feedback while typing, this iOS 16 feature will let you change and get that satisfying feeling quickly.
How to Enable Haptic Keyboard Feedback Settings on your iPhone Device with iOS 16
- Launch the Settings App on your iPhone
- Tap on the Sounds & Haptics feature
- Scroll down and tap on Keyboard Feedback
- Toggle on the switch next to the Haptic option
Does Using the Haptic Keyboard Feedback have an Effect on your iPhone Battery Life?
The battery life of your device is likely not draining because of haptics, but Apple warns about it on their support page that it is possible that it can affect battery performance. Specifically, they state the following message, “Turning on keyboard haptics might affect the battery life of your iPhone”.
If this will have a long-term effect on your battery life, only time can tell. However, one way to save a bit of battery on your iPhone is to disable your vibrate settings. Here’s how:
- Open your Settings App
- Go to Accessibility
- Find the Touch option and opt to turn off the Vibration
Do note that changing this setting will also turn off vibrations for emergency alerts like earthquakes and tsunamis. To be in the best position during emergencies, it’s best if you avoid turning off this option altogether.
Are iPhones Better without 3D Touch?
Haptic touch in iPhones is pretty similar to the 3D touch feature that was available in a few iPhones following the iPhone 6S. 3D touch supported multiple levels of pressure, so softer and harder presses produced different results for your screen.
This was particularly useful for unlocking secret menus in devices. However, the cost vs. utility of 3D touch did not seem worth it to Apple, so Haptic touch was favored instead.
With Haptic touch, long presses can open new context menus and give access to what 3D touch was designed to simplify.
Haptic touch may be a bit slower than 3D touch, but it ultimately makes for a better user experience in the long term, so iPhones are better off without the feature.
There you have it. Now, you can begin to enjoy that satisfying Haptic feedback while typing on your iPhone.