iOS 16 Brings Keyboard Haptic Feedback To The iPhone

Apple announced the iOS 16 software update on Monday and while it didn’t mention it at the time, one specific feature addition is causing a lot of fuss online. With iOS 16 installed, users can look forward to being able to enable haptic feedback when typing.

The feature, which is disabled by default, allows people to tell their iPhone to vibrate slightly every time a key is pressed.

Haptic feedback is an option that is available on a lot of Android phones and it makes for a great way to tell instinctively whether or not you’ve tapped a key. It also makes the glass keyboard feel more like a physical one, too.

The feature uses Apple’s Taptic Engine which is one of the best vibration motors in the business, so you know it’ll feel pretty great.

Those hoping to try the new feature will need to wait until this September, unfortunately. That’s when we expect Apple to make iOS 16 available to the public, although developers are now able to test the update themselves as part of an early beta. Public beta testers will also be able to install the update starting next month, although Apple isn’t yet saying exactly when.

For those who have already managed to run iOS 16 on their iPhone, you can enable the feature by heading to Settings > Sounds & Haptics > Keyboard feedback.

Another option is to use the Gboard keyboard, available via the App Store, which itself allows people to enable haptic feedback when typing.

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