iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus comes with a buttonless Home Button. It features haptic feedback courtesy of Apple’s Taptic Engine. When you set up a new iPhone 7/Plus, you’re asked to choose between three levels of haptic feedback. You can change this whenever you want. Here’s how to do it:
I wrote about iPhone 7’s Home Button based on my hands-on time with the device at Apple’s September 7th media event. I wasn’t a fan of it then, stressing that it was based on limited time with iPhone 7 in a crowded and noisy room.
When I setup my own iPhone 7 on Friday, September 16th, I had a completely different experience. Right out of the box, I loved the way the new Home Button feels. Your mileage may vary, but I’m a fan. I can’t explain the difference, either, but I can say it wasn’t an issue of “getting used to it.” My opinion was different right out of the box.
Easy as 1, 2, 3
As noted above, there are three levels of haptic feedback, labeled 1, 2, and 3. Level 1 is light feedback and level 3 is the maximum level of haptic feedback you can get. Personally, I like the 3 setting. I’ve tried all three levels and kept coming back to level 3.
If you want to change your level of feedback, go to Settings > General and look for Home Button, as shown below.
Tap Settings > General > Home Button, and you’ll be presented with the same interface you get during the setup process, as shown below.
Just as was the case during setup, you can bounce through all three settings and try them by pressing the Home Button itself. Once you’re satisfied, tap Done.
I’d love to hear from readers what you think of the new Home Button.