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iOS 15: Haptic Feedback

Learn more about haptic feedback options for iPhones!

Haptic feedback is the tap or quick vibration you feel when interacting with different elements of your iPhone. Apple is researching how to make swiping across an iOS screen feel more tactile. Combining haptic feedback with visual feedback can make interacting with an iOS device more efficient and intuitive. iOS 15 has introduced a new haptic feedback when your finger is on an empty part of the screen – where no items are discovered.

New Haptic Feedback Options

As always, Apple provides users with options. You can choose to turn haptic feedback on or off, and you can change the intensity of the haptic feedback. To customize your haptic feedback:

Screenshot of adjusting the intensity of haptic feedback and the toggle on/off haptics button

Additional Haptics Options

Do you like haptics? There are more options for haptics, just like there are options for sound alerts such as the ding when an email comes in or the “swoosh” when an email is sent. You can choose to include (or not include) a haptic vibration. You can also choose to customize your haptic vibration. These haptic options might be very beneficial for users who are hearing impaired.

Screenshot of type of haptic vibration options, custom, and none for the New Mail alert.

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