is there supposed to be no haptic feedback when typing on iPhone 7 keyboard?

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  1. Taisiya macrumors regular

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    is there supposed to be no haptic feedback when typing on iPhone 7 or SE keyboard?

    yes, I know this is a newbie question... I bough my first iPhones only 3 months agao. (iPhone 7 and iPhone SE)

    Thanks!
     
  2. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5

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    Correct. iPhone has never offered feedback when typing, only keyboard clicks.
     
  3. imagineadam macrumors 65816

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    Hopefully this is another "big" feature coming in 10.3 along with dark mode! We can wish!:D
     
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  5. borgsauce macrumors regular

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    It would've been nice to have that option. It's probably patented by some other company and Apple doesn't want to pay royalty.
     
  6. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5

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    I personally think it would be an absolute waste of battery life, and just annoying. I'm constantly typing on my phone all day. That would add thousands of vibrations.
     
  7. acorntoy macrumors 65816

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    I didn't like it on my htc one at first, but it quickly became one of my favorite parts of android. I really missed it when I went back with the 6+. And of course you could change it in settings.
     
  8. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    I hate haptic feedback. It's annoying. I am quite aware that I am pressing on a button when I press on it.

    Don't need or want tiny little shocks to tell me what I know.
     
  9. Taisiya thread starter macrumors regular

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    on my other phone, the Galaxy Note5, I never need to look at the keyboard when I type... I just kind of "feel" they key as I type...

    but on my new iPhone 7, I find myself constantly looking at the keyboard, even after 3 months. Or perhaps I just need more time to get used to iPhone keyboards?
     
  10. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5

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    You might just need more time. I never have to look at my keyboard, one or two handed.
     
  11. AndrewR23 macrumors 68040

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    +1. I would pay money in the app store if we could turn the home button clicking off! lol

    But I wouldn't mind a setting for it.
     
  12. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    But how does feeling haptic feedback that is the same for every key make it simpler not to look at the keys (given that there's no way to discern which key is pressed based on that haptic feedback anyway)?
     
  13. bingeciren macrumors 6502a

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    Let alone haptic feedback, I can't even stand a key click while I type. It's the first thing I turn it off on my iOS devices.
     
  14. acorntoy macrumors 65816

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    You need more time, took me awhile went I went from IOS to Android and back again, and both times I felt like the keyboard was wrong and weird.
     
  15. Taisiya thread starter macrumors regular

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    I can get almost 50 words per minutes on my 3-month-old iPhone 7,
    but I have to keep my eys on the keyboard at all times.

    I can also get close to 50 words per minute on my Galaxy Note5
    (and the returned Note 7), WITHOUT ever looking at the keyboard. :)
     
  16. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    So what sort of a difference does haptic feedback provide in that scenario? It would seem that it just really lets you know that you hit something (anything) on the keyboard, which you are doing anyway even without directly looking at it.
     
  17. acorntoy macrumors 65816

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    It's also a test of your memory of where the keys are, and the autocorrect on the phone. Autocorrect is usually good enough that you don't have to look, but on an iPhone it is much harder without the feedback, not impossible, but harder.

    Long story short- Why doesn't Apple just give us a setting? Especially with the massive motors in the 7 and 7+? They could even leave it "off" as default to save battery and also appease the users who care enough to hunt it down and activate it. There's obviously users who like it and those who don't, and this would satisfy everybody. Is there a third party keyboard that also offers haptic feedback? I honestly haven't though of Haptic feedback since I jumped from android back to iOS with the 6+ but seeing this board I miss it.
     
  18. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5

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    I'm confused. How does feedback help you know what keys you hit. All keys would have feedback so if you missed you wouldn't know.
     
  19. acorntoy macrumors 65816

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    It doesn't it just lets you know you hit the keyboard. Sometimes when Im texting on my 6S+ and I'm not looking I don't hit it, or a completely different setting. But combining the fact that you KNOW you hit the keyboard, with your reflex memory of the keys, combined with the autocorrect on the phone and yes it is easier to text without looking. I'm not saying you can make an essay without looking at the phone, that was back when the phones where 3.5' and 4' but the feedback was nice, and it really doesn't make sense that Apple won't even put a setting in "accessibility". It's not a world changing feature, but it helps, and it would be nice for them to include it for people who appreciate it.

    At first I hated it on Android, when I found out how to turn it off and I actually did, I realized how much I missed it and turned it back on.
     
  20. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    I think possibly what acorntoy is saying is that haptic feedback lets you know you actually hit a key when typing without looking. Your familiarity with the device lets you 'guess' what key you actually pressed and Android's autocorrect function picks up the slack.

    At least that's how I'm reading it.

    But yeah…there's no haptic feedback that tells you what key you pressed. It's just that you pressed a key.
     
  21. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5

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    Interesting. Well I'm sure it's something that may come to being because of new iPhones with the Taptic Engine. Now scrolling through scroll-wheels have feedback. Same with toggles. So who knows.
     
  22. acorntoy macrumors 65816

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    Yeah I really hope they include at least something, or a jailbreak feature adds it. I'm still on the 6S+ So I doubt it'll ever get it, but I can see them adding it into a future iPhone, Apple seems to be starting to really like these "fake" clicks. I could even see them "look into and re-invent the whole haptic technology for a precise, unique click on every key" :p:apple:.
     
  23. trifid macrumors 65816

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    So you hate 3D touch?
     
  24. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    Not a big fan of the haptic feedback part of it, no.

    Frankly I use my phone far more without 3D Touch than I do with it.
     
  25. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    The thing is that petty much anywhere you hit on the keyboard it will almost always interpret it as a key press of some sort, since even if you don't hit on a key it will still guess the closest key you probably meant and type that in (at lest that's how it generally seems to work in iOS). So, that haptic feedback would be going off petty much no matter where your pressed or how exact you were as long as you pressed somewhere on the keyboard.

    I'm certainly not against additional optional settings, but it seems like unless the keyboard tap detention is redesigned a bit as well in addition to providing haptic feedback it seems to me like it wouldn't be of much help.
     

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