How to Disable System Haptic Feedback on Your iPhone

BY Ali Hassan Mahdi

Published 3 Jan 2017

Starting with the iPhone 7, the improved Taptic Engine has the ability to provide haptic feedback when the user performs various system actions. Haptic feedback is a short vibration that your device produces when performing a specific action. For example, when you’re setting an alarm on your iPhone, spinning the timer dial will provide vibratory feedback.

This feature is available in the new iPhone models such as iPhone 7 & iPhone 7 Plus. On prior iPhone models, vibratory feedback is limited to 3D Touch, Silent/Ring switch etc.

If you’re not a big fan of haptic feedback, then luckily you can turn it off in iPhone 7 & iPhone 7 Plus. Doing so will disable haptic feedback only for system actions such as the timer dial in Clock app, date dial in the Calendar app and so on. Unfortunately, it doesn’t get disabled for 3D Touch and Silent/Ring switch.

How to Disable Haptic Feedback on your iPhone

Step 1: Launch the Settings app on your iPhone.

Step 2: Go to Sound & Haptics.

Step 3: Scroll to the bottom of the interface and toggle off System Haptics. If you don’t see this option, it’s most likely that you don’t own an iPhone 7.

Settings App - System Haptics

After you’ve switched off System Haptics, your iPhone will no longer produce vibratory feedback for system actions and interactions. If you wish to turn it back on, go back to the Sound & Haptics section in Settings and toggle on System Haptics.

As mentioned earlier, this option is available in new iPhone models such as iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. You can only disable vibratory feedback for system actions and not for things like 3D Touch.

Haptic feedback is a nice feature that simulates physical feedback when performing various actions. Luckily, if you’re not fond of it, you can disable it very easily, and re-enable if needed.

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