Typing on your iPhone 14 (or any other model that’s compatible with iOS 16) is about to feel real good.
Apple’s newest OS update, which dropped earlier this week, has a nifty little feature hidden in the margins that you probably didn’t notice because of how much attention the new lock screen naturally draws. It’s called the haptic keyboard.
This new feature makes it so your iPhone’s keyboard produces a satisfying little vibration every time you type a character into any text field. That sounds super minor on paper, but it makes typing much more satisfying.
Did Apple invent this? Absolutely not. Android phones like the Pixel 6 have done this for years.
How to turn on haptic typing in iOS 16
First, open the Settings app on your iPhone. Scroll down until you see the part that says “Sounds & Haptics.”
From there, scroll down until you see a button that says “Keyboard Feedback.” By default, it might be set to “None.” Next, go ahead and hit the toggle that says “Haptic.”
Thereafter, your iPhone keyboard will massage your fingertips as you type now. Besides, you can also turn on keyboard sounds from the same menu if you want, but that’ll just annoy anyone who is sitting next to you. That could be fun in its way, but potentially dangerous, too.