iPhone 7 home button, is it variable pressure?

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  1. Jason_app macrumors newbie

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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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  3. Jason_app thread starter macrumors newbie

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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.
     
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    Relentless Power macrumors G5

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    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.
     
  5. ZEEN0j macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
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    Mine seems to be the same no matter how hard you press the button.
     
  7. Jason_app thread starter macrumors newbie

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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.
     
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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.
     
  9. ZEEN0j macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
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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.
     
  12. noobinator macrumors 601

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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.
     
  13. ZEEN0j macrumors 6502a

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    Of course, it's still two different sounds depending on how hard you pressed.
     
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    you must have some super human ears because i don't hear a difference.
     
  15. Jason_app thread starter macrumors newbie

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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.
     
  16. ZEEN0j macrumors 6502a

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    hehe. It's louder when pressing fast. :) And yes I do have good hearing.
     
  17. Jason_app thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I find it louder when pressing slow and firm as is the vibrate.
     

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