Many Android handsets offer an ounce of haptic feedback when you perform certain actions on the device, but haptic feedback is somewhat minimal on the iOS platform – mostly limited to when using 3D Touch.
If you have a jailbroken iPhone and are looking to receive more haptic feedback from various actions, then you might enjoy a new jailbreak tweak dubbed Vibrato by iOS developer Synnyg. This tweak can enable haptic feedback for nearly anything that you do.
After you install Vibrato, you’ll find a dedicated preference pane in the Settings app where you can configure your handset’s haptic feedback to your satisfaction:
Here, you can:
- Enable haptic feedback for any of the following device functions:
- Typing with the keyboard
- Locking the device/opening Notification Center/respringing
- Unlocking/dismissing Notification Center
- When tapping on Home screen application icons
- When pressing the device’s power button
- When pressing the device’s volume up button
- When pressing the device’s volume-down button
- When using the power-down screen
- When accessing call events
- Configure haptic feedback strength or apply native vibration patterns to each of the above
As you can see for yourself, Vibrato lets you incorporate haptic feedback into a bevy of different things that you might do on your iPhone on a regular basis. The developer also provides ways to customize that feedback, whether you want to disable it entirely, adjust the feedback strength, or set custom vibration patterns.
It’s worth noting that Vibrato is compatible with handsets that use Apple’s proprietary Taptic engine and with older devices that use the traditional vibrator motor. On the other hand, the developer only supports customized feedback styles on the iPhone 7 and later at the time of this writing. The developer plans to fix this and add many new features as time goes on.
If you’re interested in trying Vibrato, then you can download it right now from Cydia’s Packix repository for $0.99. The tweak supports all jailbroken iPhones running iOS 9.0 or later, but will not work on the iPad or iPod touch due to the vibrator motor dependency.
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