How to Turn Off Haptics (3D Touch or Haptic Touch) on Your iPhone

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What are haptics? Haptics are a tactile way for your iPhone to respond to touch, pressure, or both, in the form of a small vibration. For example, on the iPhone 7, there isn't a physically pressable Home button, so Apple added Haptic Feedback, which you feel when "pressing" the static Home button. If you're wondering, "how do I turn off System Haptics?", you can easily do so from within your iPhone Settings. Here’s how to turn off haptics from 3D or Haptic Touch on your iPhone.

Related: How to Turn 3D Touch Off on Your iPhone

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You’ll find Haptic Touch on the iPhone XR, 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max. The iPhone 6s, 6s Plus, 7, 7 Plus, 8, 8 Plus, X, XS, and XS Max offer 3D Touch. System Haptics from either of these features can be turned off by following the steps below. 

How to Turn Off Haptic Feedback on an iPhone

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

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  3. Scroll down to the bottom and toggle off System Haptics.

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