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You know that little vibration you feel under your finger when you delete an app from your home screen or turn on the flashlight from your lock screen? It’s haptic feedback, and you can now use that feature on your keyboard to improve typing on your iPhone.
Instead of the annoying clicking sounds you’re probably used to, haptic feedback provides a silent way to have a more immersive experience when using your iPhone. If you’re a fan of this feature, you’ll be happy to learn this Release of iOS 16haptic feedback integration has spread to some other aspects of the iPhone.
Thanks to iOS 16, you can now get haptic feedback when using your iPhone’s built-in keyboard. Whether you’re sending a text message or composing an email, you’ll feel a small but satisfying vibration every time you press a key, giving the virtual keyboard a little more physical feel.
However, you need to manually enable haptic feedback for your keyboard in iOS 16 for this to work. Here’s what you need to know.
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How to Enable Haptic Feedback on Your iPhone Keyboard
Make sure your iPhone is updated to iOS 16 before doing these steps. You a list of compatible iPhone models and how to go through the installation process.
To enable your keyboard’s haptic feedback:
1. open Parameters program.
2. to go Sounds and Haptics.
3. hit Keyboard Connection.
4. Activate it Haptic.
With haptic feedback enabled, you’ll feel a small pulse every time you touch the keyboard, hit the spacebar, enter a character, or delete something. Tactile feedback will work whether your phone is on silent or not.
Note that Apple added a note to it support page for haptic feedback it says, “Turning on keyboard haptics may affect iPhone battery life.”
There’s no further explanation as to how much battery the feature might actually consume, but it seems like a significant enough issue that Apple needs to make a statement about it. If you’re worried about battery life, you might want to turn off haptic feedback on the keyboard, especially since going into Low Power mode doesn’t turn it off.