Apple warns that keyboard haptics in iOS 16 “could affect” your iPhone’s battery life

iOS 16 includes a handful of major new features such as all-new lock screen customization options and iMessage updates. Apart from these flagship features, one of the most popular updates is support for enabling haptic feedback for your iPhone’s keyboard.

However, in a recently released support document, Apple warns that enabling this feature could impact your iPhone’s battery life.

In the support document, Apple explains how the new keyboard haptics feature changes your iPhone: “Your iPhone keyboard may make a sound or vibrate when you type. As we’ve explained in the past, you can enable this feature in the Settings app under the “Keyboard Feedback” option in the “Sounds & Haptics” menu.

At the bottom of the support document, however, Apple has a small warning for users who enable keyboard haptics: “Enabling keyboard haptics may affect your iPhone’s battery life. »

The company doesn’t offer any additional details on how keyboard haptics might impact battery life on your iPhone. Realistically, we’d expect any impact to battery life to be minor, but it’s something you can try disabling if you’ve had battery drain issues since installing iOS 16.

Interestingly, while Apple has stated that keyboard haptics could affect your iPhone’s battery life, the feature isn’t (yet?) built into Low Power Mode. This indicates that if you enable low power mode on your iPhone, the keyboard haptics will not be disabled even though it may drain your iPhone battery.

For more details on how the new iPhone Keyboard Haptics feature works in iOS 16, check out our in-depth guide here.

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