Even since the introduction of the Taptic engine in the iPhone 7, Apple has been omnipresent in the great Haptix. Surprisingly, it took so long for the iPhone’s keyboard to get a haptic response. With iOS 16, Apple has finally reached the keyboard of Android and many third-party iPhones, providing haptic responses when you type.
Disabled by default, the keyboard uses the Haptix Taptic engine to create a slight “tick” feeling when you touch a key on the keyboard. It’s different from keyboard sound (which many users turn off right now) and unlike those annoying keyboard sounds, it works even when your iPhone is in silent mode.
While this feature has been available on some third-party iPhone keyboards and many Android phones for years, it still seems “new.” This is the power of default-if you’ve been an iPhone user for years Probably Don’t use a third-party keyboard, and you Probably Never felt this feature on Android. For millions of users, it may seem like a brand new Apple-only feature, and it’s something you’d never know until you had it.
How to enable keyboard haptic response in iOS 16
In iOS 16 Beta, the haptic response for the keyboard is disabled by default. It will probably change to the final shipping version, but you’ll want to at least try to enable it. Here’s how.
- Open settings.
- Tap Sound and haptics.
- Scroll down and select Keyboard response.
- Here you will find separate toggles for this Words And Haptic Enable feedback Haptic (And Words If you like)
When the keyboard sounds adhere to your iPhone’s silent mode switch, Haptix doesn’t – they are always active until you set the toggle in the settings. The subtle and distinctive ticks of the Taptic Engine add a great touch to your iPhone for typing, and you’ll find that even when you’ve used keyboard words in the past, turning on the Haptix gives you the desired response without a word.