11 Ways to Fix iPhone Haptic Keyboard Not Working

Haptic feedback makes typing smooth sailing. With the keyboard vibration, your fingers get the much-needed response which helps in not only enhancing accuracy but also accelerating your speed. Unfortunately, the iPhone haptic keyboard is not working for some users. If this feature has also gone down south for you, this detailed troubleshooting guide has got you fully covered. 

Fix iPhone Haptic Keyboard Feedback Not Working

First off, let’s dig into the reasons that could be preventing the haptic keyboard from working properly!

Possible reasons why the Haptic Keyboard is not working on your iPhone

As to why the keyboard’s haptic feedback is ill-functioning on your iPhone, it could be down to multiple factors including the software glitch and app incompatibility. Besides, this annoying issue could also be owing to the malfunctioning of Haptic Touch and vibration. 

1. Make Sure You Have a Supported iPhone Model

Is your iPhone compatible with the keyboard haptic feedback? Have a look at the supported iPhone model. 

  • iPhone 15
  • iPhone 15 Plus
  • iPhone 15 Pro
  • iPhone 15 Pro Max
  • iPhone 14
  • iPhone 14 Plus
  • iPhone 14 Pro
  • iPhone 14 Pro Max
  • iPhone 13
  • iPhone 13 mini
  • iPhone 13 Pro
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max
  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12 mini
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone SE (3rd generation)
  • iPhone SE (2nd generation)

Be sure your iPhone is running iOS 16 or later. 

2. Turn Off/On Keyboard Haptic Feedback on iPhone

The very first solution that I would recommend you try is to turn on or off Haptic. Since it has worked for me in fixing the Keyboard vibration on iPhone on many occasions, I’m going to count on it to resolve the issue.

  • Go to the Settings app on your iPhone -> Sounds & Haptics -> Keyboard Feedback. Now, turn off/on the toggle for Haptic.
Turn Off/On Keyboard Haptic Feedback

3. Make Sure Vibration is Not Disabled 

If you have accidentally disabled vibration on your iPhone, it might be affecting the keyboard vibration. 

  • Go to the Settings app on your iPhone -> Accessibility -> Touch -> Now, ensure that the toggle for Vibration is turned on. 

4. Ensure That You Are Using Apple’s Quick Type Keyboard 

Note that not all third-party keyboards provide the keyboard haptic feedback. So, try switching to Apple’s QuickType keyboard. 

  • To get it done, open the Notes app on your iPhone -> head over to a note -> tap anywhere on the screen to bring up the software keyboard. 
  • Now, touch and hold the globe icon and then choose “English (US)”. 
  • After that, try to type to check if the haptic feedback has returned. 

5. Restart Your iPhone

Another solution that you should try is to restart your iPhone. Believe it or not, a simple reboot has helped me resolve many common iOS issues. So, it is always worth giving it a try.

  • Press and hold the volume up/down button and the side button at once. Then, drag the power off slider to shut down your device.
  • Next, hold down the side button until you see the Apple logo on the screen.

6. Activate the Fast Haptic Feedback 

With iOS 17, you can speed up the Haptic Touch on your iPhone. Save this Accessibility feature for times when you find the haptic feature misbehaving or not working as expected. 

  • On your iPhone, dive into the Settings app -> Accessibility -> Touch -> Haptic Touch -> Under the Touch Duration section, choose Fast and then quit the Settings app. 
How to enable fast haptic touch in iOS 17 on iPhone

7. Hard Reset Your iPhone

When it comes to troubleshooting miscellaneous issues, hard reset aka force restart is second to none. Therefore, you should not fail to try this ever-reliable solution.

  • Press and quickly release the volume up button. Then, press and release the volume down button.
  • After that, hold down the side button until you see the Apple logo on the screen.

8. Update the Third-Party App

If the keyboard haptics is not working inside a third-party app, make sure that the app is updated. 

  • On your iPhone, launch the App Store -> Tap on your profile at the upper-right corner of the screen -> Scroll down to find the app in question, and then update it as usual. 

9. Reset All Settings

Factory reset is a radical solution that has the knack of fixing even complex issues. For those unfamiliar, it cleans up the entire existing settings but keeps all of your media and data intact. Thus, you should not worry about losing any data.

  • Navigate to the Settings app on your iPhone -> General -> Transfer or Reset iPhone -> Reset -> Reset All Settings.
  • Now, enter Screen Time Passcode (if you have set it up) and device passcode and hit Reset All Settings again to confirm.
Reset All Settings

10. Update Software on Your iPhone

If keyboard vibration is still not working on your iPhone, chances are pretty high that the problem could be due to a software bug. To get rid of this bug, you will need to update the software. As Apple often rolls out updates with several bug fixes and performance improvements, updating the software could get the job done.

  • Head over to the Settings app on your iPhone -> General -> Software Update.
  • Then, download and install the latest version of iOS on your iPhone.
Update Software on Your iPhone

11. Switch to Other Keyboard Apps 

If the haptic keyboard continues to malfunction, why not switch to other third-party keyboard apps that support the haptic feedback? Microsoft’s SwiftKey and Google Gboard are top-notch and provide pretty neat haptic feedback, allowing you to type more conveniently. 

Signing off…

That’s done! Hopefully, you have fixed the Haptic Keyboard on your device. Would you like to tell me which one of the above tricks has worked for you? And if any other trick not mentioned in this guide has come to your rescue, do not forget to let us know about that as well.

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Rajesh Mishra

Co-founder/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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