iPhone 7 home button feedback

AndrewR23

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so my home button is set on 1.

But sometimes when I double or triple click, the first click is a 1, the second is like a 5 (very strong) then it goes back to 1.

Its highly annoying, anyone else experience this?

this doesn't happen every single time, but i can replicate it pretty easily.

Honestly wish I could turn the whole thing off, I def don't need a vibrate to tell me I clicked the button.
 

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There doesn't appear to be a way to turn it off entirely, you can try turning off this settings: Settings > Sounds & Haptics > System Haptics, and see if it reduces the additional power click feedback you're getting. It won't disable the click altogether though.
 
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so my home button is set on 1.

But sometimes when I double or triple click, the first click is a 1, the second is like a 5 (very strong) then it goes back to 1.

Its highly annoying, anyone else experience this?

this doesn't happen every single time, but i can replicate it pretty easily.

Honestly wish I could turn the whole thing off, I def don't need a vibrate to tell me I clicked the button.
I was thinking the same thing regarding turning off the haptic button to conserve battery life. Unfortunately there is not a way to do this. Maybe a future software update (If ever) could provide this option.
 

AndrewR23

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Yeah ill wait for the jailbreak for that.

How about anyone experiencing this? Sometimes the click is 1, sometimes it def gets louder and stronger.

Just wanna say this is not an issue ill be returning/exchanging my launch day 7, great screen with no hiss. Just rather annoying.

If no one hasn't noticed, keep an eye or ear out (lol) and see if it happens. Ill bump in a few days
 

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Yeah ill wait for the jailbreak for that.

How about anyone experiencing this? Sometimes the click is 1, sometimes it def gets louder and stronger.

Just wanna say this is not an issue ill be returning/exchanging my launch day 7, great screen with no hiss. Just rather annoying.

If no one hasn't noticed, keep an eye or ear out (lol) and see if it happens. Ill bump in a few days
Not noticing it. Tried both double and triple click.
 

AndrewR23

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actually I just noticed the vibration is stronger considering how hard you press it. Mines set at 1.

If i lightly press it i get a light vibrate. if I press it harder the vibration is stronger.
 

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hmm mine's fine and I love it, haven't experience that though.
yours might need replacement.
 

JTToft

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actually I just noticed the vibration is stronger considering how hard you press it. Mines set at 1.

If i lightly press it i get a light vibrate. if I press it harder the vibration is stronger.
- Hey, this is awesome. I think you may have discovered the same thing I did and made a thread about yesterday.
Have a look and tell me if it sounds familiar:
http://forums.macrumors.com/threads/different-feedback-on-iphone-7-home-button-depending-on-pressure.2007057/
 

JTToft

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The haptic feedback seems to remain the same for me, even when I press at different pressures.
- Strange that people are reporting different results with this. It's very easily felt and heard in my case, and it's annoying getting different feedback at different times for the same button press.
Maybe a manufacturing inconsistency in some way? Or some people just can't register the difference?

Try putting the bottom of the phone up to your ear and do a couple of light presses and a couple of firm presses. There's a quite clear audible different to me.

Here's my waveform from my other thread for people who didn't bother to follow the link. 4 firm presses followed by 4 light presses:

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JTToft

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Have tried over and over and a light press feels/sounds just the same as a harder press.

No difference. Not saying yours is not different but mine is not.
- Interesting. Thanks. If you could be bothered, would you mind making a sound recording with the built-in Voice Memos app of a series of firm and light presses and uploading it? You can use the Lightning EarPods on your 7 while placing the microphone right next to the bottom speaker.
I'd be much obliged.
 

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- Interesting. Thanks. If you could be bothered, would you mind making a sound recording with the built-in Voice Memos app of a series of firm and light presses and uploading it? You can use the Lightning EarPods on your 7 while placing the microphone right next to the bottom speaker.
I'd be much obliged.
Sorry but have no interest in doing so. Even if it does vary in intensity, what difference does it make. It is a non issue to me and likely most others.

Sorry
 
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Sorry but have no interest in doing so. Even if it does vary in intensity, what difference does it make. It is a non issue to me and likely most others.

Sorry
- That's fair. Thanks for replying anyway.

It's just that it feels strange to get different sensations from the button click throughout the day. It's a user experience issue rather than a functional issue.
 

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- That's fair. Thanks for replying anyway.

It's just that it feels strange to get different sensations from the button click throughout the day. It's a user experience issue rather than a functional issue.
And I understand. I do not pay attention to it but I know different people are bothered by different things.
 
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AndrewR23

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- That's fair. Thanks for replying anyway.

It's just that it feels strange to get different sensations from the button click throughout the day. It's a user experience issue rather than a functional issue.
Yup yours is exactly like mine. I don't consider it an issue and won't be exchanging. Hopefully we can shut it off one day
 

JTToft

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Yup yours is exactly like mine. I don't consider it an issue and won't be exchanging. Hopefully we can shut it off one day
- Thanks. I do wonder if it varies between devices, or if some people just can't feel it.

I think it's strange because you have two different clicks, in effect, which don't result in different functions. In other areas of the phone, two different degrees of pressure results in different functions (such as "peek" and "pop"). The two different degrees of pressure and different feedback on the Home button, though, don't result in a functional difference.
It's almost like a pseudo Force Touch trackpad where the deep click doesn't give a different function.
 
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Interesting that some people are reporting inconsistent strength between presses. I tried double and triple clicking and they're not inconsistent at all and are exactly the same strength at "1".
 
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JTToft

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Interesting that some people are reporting inconsistent strength between presses. I tried double and triple clicking and they're not inconsistent at all and are exactly the same strength at "1".
- It must be a manufacturing difference so that it happens on some devices but not on others. I have a hard time believing some people simply can't feel or hear it if it's actually there.
 

AndrewR23

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- You're probably right.
Wouldn't it be hardware bc of the vibrate chip next to the home button?

And yes believe it. My home button def feels different between clicks when I click 10-20 times in a row. My gf noticed it too but my sister does not.

So I'm thinking some people just can't feel it lol
 

JTToft

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Wouldn't it be hardware bc of the vibrate chip next to the home button?
- It's the Taptic Engine that generates different vibrations, yes. But it's possible the software sometimes erroneously sends a command for a light vibration when it should have been firmer.

What I would like is a sound recording akin to the one I made from a person who doesn't notice a difference on their phone. That should tell us something.
 
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