iPhone owners have been begging Apple to implement some sort of Android-style keyboard haptic feedback for as long as I can remember.
Fast forward to the post-Taptic Engine world we live in today, and we still don’t have the option to enable keyboard haptic feedback on stock iPhones.
Although Apple isn’t likely to bring this feature to iOS anytime soon, this is something we’ve been able to achieve on jailbroken iPhones for years. The latest of such jailbreak tweaks to make this possible is TappyKeyboard, a new and free release by iOS developer Kanns.
Once installed, users have the option to choose between enabling either haptic or taptic feedback.
Both options mentioned above will cause a vibration from from the device when tapping on individual keyboard keys, but the developer explains in the tweak depiction, there’s a difference between the two options.
The best way we can explain it is that the taptic setting feels subdued and is designed for newer handsets with the Taptic Engine. It offers more of a “tap” when pecking at keyboard keys with your finger. The haptic setting, on the other hand, is coarser and designed for older devices with a standard vibrator motor. Both options work on newer devices, allowing you to feel the difference between the settings for yourself.
Once installed, users can navigate to the dedicated preference pane in the Settings app to configure TappyKeyboard however they want:
Options here include:
- Choosing between haptic or taptic feedback
- Respringing the device
- Entering safe mode on the device
- Resetting TappyKeyboard to its default settings
TappyKeyboard certainly isn’t the first jailbreak tweak to enable keyboard-based haptic feedback on pwned devices, but it is the latest. That said, those who are happy with an existing tweak probably won’t have any strong reasons to switch.
Those interested in trying the two types of keyboard-centric haptic feedback on their pwned iPhones can download the tweak for free from Kanns personal repository via their favorite package manager. The tweak supports jailbroken iPhones running iOS 13 and 14, but doesn’t support iPads or iPod touches since they lack the hardware to vibrate.
If you aren’t already using Kanns’ repository, you can add it to your package manager of choice using the URL below:
Do you intend to add keyboard haptic feedback to your jailbroken iPhone with the new TappyKeyboard tweak? Let us know in the comments section down below.