Haptic Feedback Not working on iPhone? Fix the Issue

iPhone 7 and later models have a neat feature called “System Haptics.” Once enabled, it provides vibratory feedback when you toggle on/off any switch not only in the stock apps like Safari, Settings but also in third-party apps.

The real beauty about “System Haptics” is that it offers you feedback about your action. Unfortunately, haptic feedback stopped working on my iPhone a few days back. Some of my friends reported to has encountered this issue as well. Luckily, some tried and tested tricks came to our rescue and resolved the problem. Let’s check out!

Tips to Fix Haptic Feedback Not Working Issue on iPhone

Solution #1: Turn Off/On System Haptics, Reboot Your iPhone

Step #1. Launch Settings on your iPhone → Tap on Sounds & Haptics.

Tap on Settings then Sounds & Haptics on iPhone

Step #2. Scroll down and turn off the switch next to System Haptics.

Toggle System Haptics on iPhone

Step #3. Now, On your iPhone 7/7 Plus, press and hold the sleep/wake button. While still holding it, press and hold the volume down button for about ten seconds until the Apple logo appears on the screen.

Reboot iPhone 7-7 Plus

On your iPhone 8 or later, Press and Release Volume Up Button, Press and Release Volume Down Button, and Press and Hold Side button until Apple Logo appears.

Hard Reboot iPhone 8 Plus or 8

Step #4. Once your iPhone has restarted, turn on the System Haptics switch.

Step #5. Now, try to toggle on/off any switch like Keyboard Clicks or Lock Sound. The haptic feedback should work as usual.

Solution #2: Reset All Settings

If the first solution hasn’t fixed the issue, then you need to reset your iPhone to factory settings. Don’t worry; it won’t delete any data or media.

Step #1. Open Settings app on your iPhone → Tap on GeneralReset.

Tap on Settings Then General then Reset on iPhone or iPad

Step #2. Scroll down and tap on Reset → Tap on Reset All Settings → Enter Passcode and confirm.

Reset All Settings on iPhone or iPad Solution #3: Update iOS on Your iPhone

Make sure to update your iPhone to the latest iOS version. Head over to Settings → General. Tap on Software Update and check out if there is any update waiting for you.

Solution #4: Restore Your iPhone As New

If the haptic feedback is still not working, restore your iPhone as new using iTunes. Make sure to backup your device before restoring it.

Step #1. Tap on your Profile → Tap on iCloud.

Tap on Profile icon and then hit iCloud in iPhone Settings

Step #2. Tap on Find My iPhone → Turn off the switch next to Find My iPhone.

Turn Off Find My iPhone

Step #3. Connect your smartphone to Mac or computer → Launch iTunes → Select your iPhone.

Step #4. Click on Restore iPhone and confirm it.

That’s it! Haptic feedback should start working now as usual.

Have any feedback? Shoot it in the comments below.

2 comments
  1. Hi – thanks for this article –
    i have an iphone 12 – the haptics are not working and I have tried all of the above – phone just finished restoring after a complete reset and still no haptics ! Any other ideas please? Many Thanks

  2. Hello,

    It’s unfortunate that these steps couldn’t resolve the issue. Please contact Apple Support for the same as this seems like an hardware related issue.

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