Your iPhone 7 has an interesting feature called System Haptics that provides feedback to your finger in the form of tiny vibrations. These vibrations help to mimic the feel of a physical button press, and are beneficial when you want to be certain that you have interacted with a menu or app on your iPhone.
But you may not like the haptic feedback on the iPhone, and would like to turn it off if you can. Our guide in this article shows you how to disable the haptic system feedback on the device, which will stop many of the more common haptic instances that you likely encounter as you use your iPhone.
How to Turn Off the Vibrating Feedback on Your iPhone 7
The steps in this article were performed on the iPhone 7 Plus in IOS 10. This is going to turn off the haptic feedback for the system controls on the device. It will not completely turn off every instance of haptic feedback that the iPhone can produce. For example, this isn’t going to turn off the haptic feedback that is associated with 3D Touch.
Step 1: Tap the Settings icon.
Step 2: Scroll down to select the Sounds & Haptics option.
Step 3: Scroll to the bottom of this screen and tap the button to the right of System Haptics to turn it off.
You will know that the setting is disabled when the button is in the left position, as it is in the image above. If you find that this has turned off a feature that you actually liked, then you will need to re-enable it by completing these same steps again, but turning the System Haptics setting back on.
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Kermit Matthews is a freelance writer based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with more than a decade of experience writing technology guides. He has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Computer Science and has spent much of his professional career in IT management.
He specializes in writing content about iPhones, Android devices, Microsoft Office, and many other popular applications and devices.