Turning on haptic keyboard feedback in iOS 16 could affect your battery life

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Nilay Patel holds an iPhone 14 Pro in his hands.
The haptics could come at a price. | Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge

iOS 16 added a characteristic that lastly enables you to flip on haptic feedback whereas typing, that means you’ll really feel a small vibration underneath your fingertips each time you press a key on the iPhone’s digital keyboard. But these small vibrations would possibly come at a value: in a brand new support document, Apple says that turning on the haptic feedback could affect your iPhone’s battery life (via 9to5Mac).

(*16*)Unfortunately, Apple doesn’t specify how a lot the setting could change your battery expectancy; the notice on the help web page solely says that “turning on keyboard haptics would possibly affect the battery life of your iPhone.” While I can’t think about the haptics are an excessive amount of of a battery drain, if you happen to’re in search of methods to avoid wasting as a lot battery as potential, turning off the haptics could also be one setting you may toggle to get a little bit additional juice.

Personally, I’m not an enormous fan of the iPhone’s keyboard haptics — I can barely really feel them on my iPhone 12 Mini — so I’m planning to maintain them turned off, and now I can justify it as a means to assist preserve my cellphone’s not-great battery life. But others right here at The Verge are large fans of the haptic feedback, so it’d simply be a me factor. If you need to strive keyboard haptics for your self, try our information on easy methods to flip them on — simply bear in mind that utilizing them would possibly have an effect on your battery.

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