How to Enable Haptic Keyboard on iPhone

* This article is from our Tip of the Day newsletter. . *

In the latest version of iOS, Apple has added a way to enable haptic feedback for the keyboard. This cool feature gives a slight vibration with each keystroke, simulating the feeling of a physical keyboard and making it less likely that you'll miss that key you were aiming for.

Why You’ll Love This Tip

  • Replicate the feeling of typing on a physical keyboard.
  • Cut down on typos when you get tactile feedback with every key you tap.
  • Get tactile feedback without having to turn on the keyboard sound effects.

How to Enable Keyboard Haptics in iOS 16

By turning on the haptic keyboard, you’ll get tactile feedback while typing, without the typing sounds that some can find annoying. To discover other hidden iPhone features like this, be sure to sign up for our Tip of the Day newsletter. Now, here’s how to enable the haptic keyboard on iPhone.

iPhone Life
Discover your iPhone's hidden features
Get a daily tip (with screenshots and clear instructions) so you can master your iPhone in just one minute a day.
  1. Open the Settings app.

    Open the Settings app.
  2. Tap Sounds & Haptics.

    Tap Sounds & Haptics.
  3. Scroll down and tap Keyboard Feedback.

    Scroll down and tap Keyboard Feedback.
  4. Tap the toggle next to Haptic until it turns green.

    Tap the toggle next to Haptic until it turns green.

Now that you’ve enabled haptic feedback, you’ll feel your iPhone keyboard vibrate slightly with each key press. This only applies to first-party keyboards, so if you add a third-party one, you’ll need to check the keyboard app’s settings to see if they have a haptic feedback option. Next, find out how to use the one-handed keyboard.

Master your iPhone in one minute a day: Sign up here to get our FREE Tip of the Day delivered right to your inbox.


Author Details

Rhett Intriago's picture

Author Details

Rhett Intriago

Rhett Intriago is a Feature Writer at iPhone Life, offering his expertise in all things iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods. He enjoys writing on topics related to maintaining privacy in a digital world, as well as iPhone security. He’s been a tech enthusiast all his life, with experiences ranging from jailbreaking his iPhone to building his own gaming PC.

Despite his disdain for the beach, Rhett is based in Florida. In his free time, he enjoys playing the latest games, spoiling his cats, or discovering new places with his wife, Kyla.