This is the most unintuitive screen I’ve ever come across on my iPhone. It turns out, this is a chance to customize the Haptic Feedback on the iPhone “home” button.
The Buttonless Home Button
Introduced with the iPhone 7/7+ is the new buttonless home button. In other words, the home “button” is no longer a button but rather a circular dent where the home button was on previous phones. When you push down on this dent, the phone compresses a little bit and gives out a sickly “click”. If you haven’t guessed, I’m not a fan of the buttonless home button.
Customize the Sickly Click
The ambiguous 1, 2, and 3 on the “Choose Your Click” screen, indicate the different levels of click that occur when you “click” the new Buttonless Home Button.
- 1: Light Feedback
- 2: Medium Feedback
- 3: Maximum Feedback
In my experience, I’ve found the Maximum Feedback (3) to be the best of the options.
Still don’t get it I clicked on all three and nothing happened
I came here because I clicked each baloon dialog (1) (2) (3) followed by Home. Then I clicked them one after another. Then I double clicked them. Then I double clicked home. Nothing happened. What am I looking for? What am I supposed to observe? I’m lost. This does nothing.
Sal Ferrarello says
I believe the 1, 2, or 3 feel (slightly) different when “clicking” the home button. I found the differences very subtle. I do find turning off the phone entirely and then trying to click the home button is a strange experience, since there is no artificial click it becomes obvious you’re just pushing on a solid part of the phone.