iPhone 7 home button, is it variable pressure?

Jason_app

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Ok so I've got the iPhone 7 plus.

I Understand the haptic button and adjustable three stage sensitivity, also the click speed adjustments.

The thing is if i press lightly I get a soft vibrate and if I press firmly I get a harder vibrate, but I cant find anywhere that says the home button does this so thought I'd ask.
It's very easily noticeable and wondered if this is the same on all iPhone 7 home buttons or an issue.

Thanks.
 
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Jason_app

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Good to know, thanks.

Anyone else confirm the same?

Under normal use when pressing the button reasonably quickly it's a fairly soft vibrate.

If you press slower and firmer it's a stronger vibrate.
 

Relentless Power

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Good to know, thanks.

Anyone else confirm the same?

Under normal use when pressing the button reasonably quickly it's a fairly soft vibrate.

If you press slower and firmer it's a stronger vibrate.
I didn't even notice the differences from a soft touch to a firm press. But I can feel the difference in the haptic feedback.
 
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Jason_app

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I don't think the vibration gets stronger the harder you press. I think it has more to do that you are gripping it harder to apply the pressure so you feel the vibration more.
I can hold the handset still, use one finger to press it light and hard so not changing my grip and it has a definite difference in the vibrate.
Seems there is a progressive vibrate dependent on pressure.
 

willmtaylor

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I don't think there's any difference based on the amount of pressure. I think it's only perceived difference based on strength of grip.
 

ZEEN0j

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I can hold the handset still, use one finger to press it light and hard so not changing my grip and it has a definite difference in the vibrate.
Seems there is a progressive vibrate dependent on pressure.
After pressing my button a million times I agree with you. Can't really feel the difference in vibration. But I can definitely hear two different clicks when clicking slow and soft compared to fast and hard.

Edit: Best guess it's there to simulate the behavior of a real button. Neat touch.
 

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After pressing my button a million times I agree with you. Can't really feel the difference in vibration. But I can definitely hear two different clicks when clicking slow and soft compared to fast and hard.

Edit: Best guess it's there to simulate the behavior of a real button. Neat touch.
What you are hearing is the sound being output by the speaker to simulate a real click.

Cover up the speaker and you won't hear anything.
 
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noobinator

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It feels different based on the pressure you applied but it isn't different. The amount of force you use will affect how it appears to feel.
 

ZEEN0j

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What you are hearing is the sound being output by the speaker to simulate a real click.

Cover up the speaker and you won't hear anything.
Of course, it's still two different sounds depending on how hard you pressed.
 

Jason_app

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I don't hear a difference in the speaker sounds.
If I cover up the speaker I can still feel difference between soft press/soft vibrate and harder press/stronger vibrate.

If I place the phone on a desk and just press the button with my thumb, so nothing else touching handset or desk I can still feel difference between soft and hard press and real end vibrate/click feeling.
 
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