Battery life might be affected by iOS 16’s new haptic keyboard option


The default keyboard now has a new haptic feedback option thanks to iOS 16. When activated, each key touched while typing causes a tiny vibration on the iPhone, providing tactile evidence that the key was pressed. Although the function is a helpful addition to the iPhone, the battery life of your iPhone may be impacted by turning on keyboard haptics, according to a support article released by Apple last week. Since Apple doesn’t offer any additional information, it’s unclear how much battery life the feature consumes. Keep in mind that haptic feedback is not disabled by Low Power Mode, so users who are worried about a possible impact on battery life can do nothing except keep the feature off.

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It goes without saying that using software on an iPhone drains the battery, but it’s noteworthy that Apple thought it was important enough to mention specifically for haptic feedback.

Open the Settings app, select Sounds & Haptics Keyboard Feedback, and switch on Haptic to enable haptic feedback for the keyboard. At any time, the feature can be disabled using the same toggle switch. The function makes use of the Tactic Engine found inside iPhones and is available on iPhones running iOS 16 or later and newer.

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