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macrumors regular
Original poster
Mar 27, 2014
Hi guys, I am really confused about how apple is planning to use the Taptic Engine on iPhone 6s.
While I am reading that the new iOS 10 features are coming only to the iPhone 7 (which seems like an artificial differentiation) I still get the occasional 'bump' when I pull that the notifications menu.
This seems very inconsistent and I am inclined to think that it is a bug and not a feature. Is anyone (non iPhone 7 users) else getting haptic feedback on iOS 10?


macrumors 68020
Jul 27, 2003
iPhone 6S DOES support all the haptic features of iPhone 7, except for the home button, since the 6S employs a real button.

It's my understanding that only the 7 models have the "System Haptics" option in the Sounds & Haptics settings. Does the 6s give haptic feedback with system controls (like table view scrolling, toggling switches, spinning a date/time picker)?

Also, the Taptic Engine API for developers is only available on the 7 models.


macrumors 6502a
Nov 21, 2010
7 has much more haptic feedback than 6s. A bump with NC is there when you slide it down slowly. Then it's there every time.


macrumors member
Jun 11, 2015
Taptic feedback on notification is there on a slow pull down. It's to indiciate that it will show the search bar instead of notifications. If you stop pulling it down when it vibrates the search bar will appear.
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