Enable Vibration on iPhone iOS 16

Android offers haptic feedback, where you feel small vibrations on your device when you type in keywords. The same can be done with the iPhone, but you need third-party keyboards to get the haptic feedback. If you don’t want to use third-party applications and want a built-in feature, well, Apple has finally heard your prayers.

With iOS 16, Apple finally came up with the feature that allows you to get haptic feedback, i.e. vibrations on your keyboard as you type your keywords.

When this feature is activated, each keystroke on the standard keyboard now produces a small vibration, as if there was a nudge under your fingers. Not only is it positive proof that you’ve pressed a key, but many people find the nudge with every button press very enjoyable and may also make you feel good about typing. Vibration doesn’t always come with a keyboard; you can also get it with ringtones. When your phone rings, you will also feel the whole phone vibrate. This is very useful if you keep it turned on, if you have your phone in your pocket and you are in a busy area you will not be able to hear your ringtone but you will be able to feel the vibration of your pocket. This works well in an emergency.

Enable Vibration on iPhone iOS 16

For this feature to work, you need to update your iPhone to the latest software update i.e. iOS 16. Make sure your device is compatible with this update and feature.

  1. Go to the Settings app on your iPhone.
  2. Go to sounds and haptics.
  3. Tap keyboard feedback.
  4. Enable the haptic option.

Not only does haptic feedback give you vibrations, you can also toggle vibrations for ringtones on and off. For the below steps to work, your iPhone does not need to be running on iOS 16, even if your device has iOS 15 or older version, the vibration with ringtone would still work.

  1. Go to the Settings app on your iPhone.
  2. Go to Sounds and haptics.
  3. Click Ringtone.
  4. Tap Vibration.
  5. Choose one of your preferences to turn on the vibration.
  6. You can also create new vibrations by going to the custom section and tapping Create new vibrations.

When you tap a key on the keyboard, you should feel a small push. With haptic ringtone vibrations enabled, you can determine that the “click” sound that follows each keystroke is not necessary. If so, you can turn off Sound by sliding left on the Keyboard Feedback tab.

Note: Enabling this feature may affect your battery life. So if you want to save your battery and not want your device to suck up most of the juice, you should disable this feature. There’s no specific number on battery life, but it’s an ongoing issue and Apple has also pointed this out as a concern in their statement on this feature.

Until next time, with another topic. Until then, Toodles.

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