The new iPhone feature can drain your battery – turn it off when the battery is low

APPLE fans are urged to tread carefully when it comes to using any of the iPhone’s latest features.

Apple says haptic feedback on the device’s keyboard that vibrates when you type can impact battery life.

The iPhone's new haptic keyboard reduces the battery life of the device


The iPhone’s new haptic keyboard reduces the battery life of the devicePhoto credit: Getty

The much-requested feature was introduced with the September 12 iOS 16 software update rollout.

When this feature is enabled, the iPhone vibrates slightly when you type a key.

However, in a recent support document, Apple warns that the feature could impact your iPhone’s battery life.

In the document, the company explains what the feature does: “Your iPhone keyboard may make a sound or vibrate when you type.”

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The bottom of the page warns that the feature may affect your phone’s battery life.

Adding a haptic keyboard might not sound like much, but it makes typing smoother and more intuitive.

If you really master it, you can even type without looking at your device.

“Turning on keyboard haptics may impact the battery life of your iPhone,” Apple said.

The new feature is one of several introduced Monday with the release of iOS 16, the latest version of the iPhone operating system.

We’ve rounded up some of the best additions to iOS 16 further down the page.

How to activate the iPhone haptic keyboard

Before you can try the feature, you must first download iOS 16 by going to settings > General > software update.

Haptic keyboard feedback is disabled by default, so you’ll need to turn it on in—you guessed it—your device settings.

  1. Open settings.
  2. Beat sounds & haptics
  3. Under keyboard feedback Switch sound and haptics on.

Now when you press a letter on the Apple keyboard, you’ll hear a clicking sound and a haptic tap.

If you don’t like the sound that much, put your phone on vibrate or silent mode.

You can do this in settings or on newer iPhones by dragging the Alert slider on the left side of your device.

What is iOS 16?

Every year Apple releases a new version of its iOS software for iPhone.

This is the core operating system that powers the device and Apple’s delivers appFeatures and Themes on your iPhone.

This year’s new version is called iOS 16 and it’s packed with new features iPhone Features Users Have Been Waiting For.

This includes a new lock screen with widgets, stylized portrait wallpapers and notifications that roll up from the bottom.

Messages is also getting a major update, allowing you to edit or retrieve recently sent messages, as well as recover recently deleted messages or mark conversations as unread.

lockdown mode and security check are also new to the iPhone game, adding security features that protect users from online hacking and abuse.

How to get iOS 16

To try iOS 16 for yourself, you need to update your iPhone software.

Go to Settings > General > Software update.

You can then type Update to iOS 16 at the bottom of the screen and then Download and install.

On some iPhones you will be redirected Download and install automatically.

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You’ll be prompted to enter your iPhone passcode (if you have one) and then agree to Apple’s terms of service.

The download and installation process takes up to an hour. So make sure you send all important messages before you start.

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