Finally, the release of iOS 17 comes with a feature that should have come out years ago: a haptic keyboard. Those who enjoy this kind of haptic feature no longer have to rely on a third-party keyboard. However, things didn’t go as smoothly as expected.

Many users complain online that the iOS 17 haptic keyboard not working and they are asking for a quick solution to it. If you’re the one who strives to find out the answer, this article will surely help you out with 6 fixes.

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Part 1. What Does Haptic Keyboard Mean?

To be honest, this haptic keyboard feature should be no stranger to many iPhone users, but it’s certainly new to the iOS keyboard.

Once the haptic keyboard feature is enabled, you can get that tick feeling or slight vibration at your fingertips when you are typing on the keyboard. It focuses more on the tactile response but not the sound.

Part2. How to Enable iOS 17 Haptic Feedback Keyboard?

One noticeable thing here is that: After you update to iOS 17, the haptic feedback keyboard feature is turned off by default, so don’t jump to the conclusion that your iPhone haptic keyboard is not working at the very beginning. Here, I will show you how to enable the haptic feedback keyboard.

  • Go to Settings, tap Sound & Haptics.
  • Scroll down to find Keyboard Feedback, then toggle on the button next to Haptic.

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If you want to hear the sound while typing, you can also toggle the Sound button on. However, you can’t hear the typing sound if your iPhone is in Silent Mode, so you have to switch to Ring Mode by toggling the switch on the left side of your iPhone first.

Part 3. 6 Fixes for iOS 17 Haptic Keyboard Not Working

All right, you now know how to enable the haptic keyboard. If it still doesn’t work, you can troubleshoot the problem with 6 fixes below.

1 Turn On Vibration Feature

First thing first, all vibration including this haptic feedback keyboard on your iPhone will be disabled if you don’t turn on the vibration feature. If your haptic keyboard is set with by following steps above but it’s not working, please go check whether the vibration feature is accidentally turned off and turn it on.

  • Go to Settings, then tap Accessibility, scroll to find Touch.
  • Scroll down and toggle on the Vibration button.

turn on vibration

2 Re-enable Haptic Keyboard

If your iPhone can vibrate now but nothing changed with the haptic keyboard, you may have to re-enable it. Or, you may even not being able to use the bitmoji on the iPhone.

Try to turn it off then switch back to the Home screen, turn off your iPhone for a while then turn it on, follow instructions in Part 2 to re-enable the haptic keyboard again. Take it slow to try 2 or 3 times.

3 Use Apple's Default Keyboard

Since Apple brings this haptic feedback feature only to its keyboard, those third-party tools may not work with the default system. Therefore, if there are other keyboards on your iPhone, please switch to Apple’s default keyboard first to check if the problem can be solved.

4 Fix iOS System via Third-party Tool

From the current situations, the above three solutions apply to almost all users who run into this iOS 16 haptic keyboard not working problem. If they don’t work, then it’s possible that there are bugs with your iOS system that prevent you from catching the trend.

In this case, you should need a professional troubleshooter to help you out, and iMyFone Fixppo can be the one. Like the time before, Fixppo is ready to help users with many minor but annoying iOS-related problems. More importantly, bugs like these can be solved instantly without losing any iPhone data.

Step 1: Download and install Fixppo to your computer, then choose Standard Mode.

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Step 2: Connect your device to computer. follow steps to enter Recovery Mode first or you can head to the next step when your device gets detected.

put device to recovery mode

Step 3: Now, click on Download to download the firmware package.

download firmware package

Step 4: When the firmware is downloaded, click Start to begin the fixing process, which won't last for long, please wait patiently. After that, your iPhone will be restarted successfully and the haptic keyboard should get back to now.

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5 Force Restart iPhone

To fix haptic keyboard not working on iPhone problem, a simple force restart works as well. It won’t cause any data loss either, all you need to do is to restart all running apps again after that. And since it’s a quick and simple solution, you can employ it to address many iPhone problems as well. To do so, you can follow steps below according to different phone models. After that, check if the iPhone haptic keyboard is back to normal.

  • For iPhone 6 series and earlier: Keep pressing the Home button and Side button, release both of them when the Apple logo shows up.
  • For iPhone 7/7 Plus: Press the Volume Down button and Side button at the same time, don't release them when you see the Apple logo.
  • For iPhone 8 series and later: Press the Volume Up button then release it. Press the Volume Down button then release it. After that, keep pressing the Side button, release it untill the Apple logo appears.

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6 Reset All Settings

This can be your last resort since you may lose all preference settings with this solution. However, it’s still worth trying in terms of iOS-related problems. All private data like photos, messages, and important apps you downloaded still remain intact, but settings like wallpaper, network, and home screen layout will be erased altogether. It’s recommended to try the other 5 solutions mentioned above first since it takes time to change it back to the preference settings.

  • Go to Settings, then tap General, scroll down and tap Transfer or Reset iPhone.
  • Tap Reset, prepare well and click on Reset All Settings.

reset all settings

Part 4. 2 Hot FAQs about iPhone Haptic Keyboard

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1 Is it useful to turn on the haptic keyboard?

The answer is yes, at least to many users. They reported that with the haptic feature on the keyboard, their input accuracy and fluency in typing are greatly improved, which means the typing speed is increased while typing errors are reduced.

2 Will iOS 17 haptic feedback keyboard drain battery?

There is a warning from Apple suggesting that activating this haptic feedback keyboard may drain your battery. Though the low-power mode is said to be able to save your battery’s life, the haptic keyboard won’t be affected. Since the haptic engine inside runs more often, turning it on will drain more battery to some extent. However, it may not be as much as you think since there are activities that do more harm to your iPhone than turning on a haptic keyboard.


That's all about what to do when the haptic keyboard not working in iOS 17. Hope you can get it fixed and have a better experience when typing. As it's stated, if the problem lies in the iOS system and you want to make sure it won't get in the way of your life, you can try iMyFone Fixppo. Within 4 simple steps, your headache can be relieved with ease.