How to Enable Music Haptics from Your iPhone Lock Screen in iOS 18

Though “Music Haptics” is primarily aimed at the deaf or folks who are hard of hearing, it can appeal to anyone thanks to the ability to enhance the music listening experience. For moments when you want to feel the rhythm of your music and even belt your heart out, it can liven up the whole affair.

If this new iOS 18 add-on has managed to win you over, why not go a step further and add the Music Haptics control right on your iPhone Lock Screen? I mean it’s a sheer waste of time to dig deep into the Accessibility setting time and time again just to trigger the feature so that your iPhone can play rhythmic haptics. With a handy quick button on the Lock Screen, you will be in complete control of the haptics as and when required.

Enable Music Haptics from Your iPhone Lock Screen in iOS 18

In iOS 18, you get the desired control over the action buttons. For instance, if the “Flashlight” button seems to be sitting like a duck on your Lock Screen, you can choose to get rid of it for good and replace it with a more useful tool like a QR code scanner or the beloved Music Haptics. Well, this is just the tip of the iceberg as you have a choice to pick from a ton of noteworthy quick action buttons.

  • To get started, bring up the Lock Screen on your iPhone by pressing the Side button.
  • Then, long-press on the screen to access the Lock Screen wallpaper gallery.
  • Now, hit the Customize button that shows at the bottom of the Lock Screen wallpaper.
  • Next, choose Lock Screen to proceed.
Choose Lock Screen for customization
  • Now, tap on the “Minus” button at the top of the “Flashlight” icon or the “Camera” icon that you don’t need any longer.
  • Next, tap on the “+” button.
Tap on the plus button for Quick Action button in ios 18
  • Next, scroll down to find the “Hearing” section, and choose the “Music Haptics” icon.
  • Before moving any further, make sure to tap on the Done button at the top to confirm the change.
Turn on Music haptics from your iPhone Lock Screen in iOS 18

Going forward, all you need to do to bring on the Music Haptics is to just long-press its icon on the Lock Screen. To find out how it works in real-time, check out the video below:

Wrapping up…

What I love the most about this feature is that it gives everyone a chance to enjoy music to the fullest. Folks, who can’t hear music, can feel the vibes and rhythm through the iPhone’s “Taptic Engine” powered taps and textures.

Even though Music Haptics is still in the nascent, millions of Apple Music songs are compatible with it. Courtesy of a dedicated API, third-party music apps like Spotify and YouTube Music are also likely to support it sooner rather than later.

Read more: How to Lock Your iPhone/iPad Using Vocal Shortcut in iOS 18

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Editor-in-Chief: Rajesh Mishra (Your beloved “R.K” 360 Reader Voice) is a Shakespearean poet at heart who turned a tech nerd while having a secret rendezvous with iPhone 4. When that rendezvous turned obsession, he let go of his hard-core political journalism in favour of the lifelong love-affair with technology. In a career spanning one and a half decades, Mr. Mishra has crafted over 8K articles and around 2K YouTube videos. He is probably the only journalist alive with this unique achievement. When he is not at his desk, you may find him either engrossed in a Deathmatch or chasing Wordsworth!

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