Home button does not vibrate

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  1. Michael Graubart

    Michael Graubart Active Member

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    I have recently upgraded to iPhone 7. I have set Haptics to ‘on’, and I have tried all three settings for Home Button, but in none of them can I feel any ‘haptic’ response when I press the button. Everything else seems to be working well, so this may seem to be unimportant, but since Apple makes a particular point of it, I should be grateful for suggestions.
     
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    Perhaps it is because you are pressing the Home Button (which is unnecessary, so that you don’t actual feel the Taptic feedback. Try putting your finger/thumb lightly on the button.
     
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    Thank you, carolineM, for your quick reply. I have tried resting my finger lightly on the Home Button as you suggest. I still feel no feedback — and, moreover, whatever action I intended to take by means of the Home Button (e.g. closing an app's window in order to return to the home screen) does not happen until I press quite hard.
     
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    PS: The same is true in the Settings page that allows one to choose one of the three Home Button options.
     
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    Are you near an Apple shop? It may be worth taking the phone in for them to have a look.
     
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    A light press won't do anything. I too have an iPhone 7 and a "deep" press or 3D press is required to initiate anything on the home button, as it should be, or I'd be accidentally activating it every time I touched it. Do you get any haptic feedback at all.
     
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    Thank you, everyone, for helpful replies. I should have responded much earlier - to say that the apparent malfunction lay in my unanalyzed expectations, not my poor, maligned phone. I think I expected my finger pressing the home button to feel a response and therefore ignored the throbbing of the body of the phone, or put the latter down to my unsteady grip. The phone is behaving as it should.
     
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    Thanks for the update. Happy New Year!
     
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    You know, I was going to ask that. Glad you worked it out and all is as it should be. I'm very happy with my 7 and had I new battery installed last month. Can't see myself upgrading any time soon. Happy New Year.
     

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