How to Turn Off Keyboard Vibration

Get rid of haptic feedback when you type

What to Know

  • Disable vibrating keyboard on Android: Settings > Sounds and vibration > System sound/vibration control > Samsung Keyboard
  • If your keyboard is vibrating on iPhone or iPad, you may be using a third-party keyboard app.
  • To turn off keyboard vibration on iPhone, open the iOS keyboard app and disable it in the app’s settings.

This article will walk you through the steps for how to disable keyboard vibration on Android smartphones and tablets and Apple’s iOS devices such as the iPhone and iPad.

How Do I Turn Off the Vibrating Keyboard on iPhone and iPad?

The default iOS keyboard pre-installed on Apple’s iPhones and iPads doesn’t actually have a haptic feedback feature so, if your keyboard is vibrating, it’s likely you or someone else has installed a third-party keyboard app such as Google’s Gboard or Microsoft’s SwiftKey.

Here’s how to turn off keyboard vibration with Microsoft SwiftKey. These steps should be similar for other iOS keyboard apps like Gboard as well.

  1. Open the SwiftKey app on your iPad or iPhone.

  2. Tap Settings.

  3. Tap the switch next to Key Haptic Feedback.

    If the switch is blue, this means haptic vibrations are enabled. If it’s gray, keyboard vibration has been turned off.

    Microsoft SwiftKey app settings for keyboard vibration and haptic feedback on iPhone.
  4. Close the app and use the keyboard as usual. If your iPhone continues to vibrate when you tap the keys, you may be using a different iOS keyboard app. Search for this app and repeat the above steps or switch keyboards on an iPhone by tapping the globe icon.

Sometimes your iPhone or iPad may vibrate when you tap a website or app. This is a separate setting from keyboard vibrations and can be disabled via the iOS Settings app.

  1. Open Settings.

  2. Tap Sounds & Haptics.

  3. Tap the switch next to System Haptics.

    Gray means the settings is off. Green means it’s active.

    iOS haptic feedback vibration settings on iPhone.

How Do I Turn Off Keyboard Vibration on Samsung and Other Android Phones?

Whether your Android smartphone or tablet is made by Samsung or some other manufacturer, the steps to turn off the vibrating keyboard are the same though some of the phrasing can differ.

  1. Open Settings.

    It’s the app icon that looks like a gear.

  2. Tap Sounds and vibration.

    Depending on which device and Android version you’re using, the option may be called something like Sounds and Notification or Sound.

  3. Tap System sound/vibration control.

    This option may be called Vibrations.

  4. Tap the switch next to Samsung Keyboard. A gray switch means vibration has been disabled while a blue or green switch means it’s still active.

    The option on your Android mobile may be called Keyboard or Keyboard Vibration.

    Keyboard vibration settings on a Samsung smartphone running Android 11.

Why Does My Phone Vibrate When I Type?

The technology behind keyboard vibration is often referred to as haptic feedback. It’s a feature used on many touchscreen devices such as smartphones and tablets to provide the user with some kind of physical sensation when tapping parts of the screen.

Many people enjoy haptic feedback because it makes them feel like they’re touching something real like an actual physical keyboard. Some people don’t like the vibrating sensation though because they find it distracting or irritating. Fortunately, iOS, Android, and other devices with keyboard vibration always have a way to turn it off so no one is forced to use it if they don’t want to.

How Do I Turn the Vibration On When I Type?

To enable keyboard vibration on your smartphone or tablet, repeat the steps shown at the top of this page and make sure the haptic feedback or vibration setting is enabled.

iOS devices such as the iPad and iPhone don’t support haptic feedback on their default keyboard. You will need to download a third-party keyboard app for your iPad or iPhone if you want this feature.

If the switch next to the keyboard vibrating option is gray or faded, this almost always means it’s turned off. Simply tap it to turn it on. Once enabled, the switch should turn a bright color such as green or blue.

FAQ
  • How do I turn off the back button vibration on a Samsung Galaxy?

    Go to Settings > Sounds and vibration > System sound/vibration control > Vibration. Move the toggle left beside Touch interactions to turn off vibrations when you tap navigation buttons or tap and hold the screen. To turn off vibration on your Android phone, stay in the Sounds and vibration menu to manage call and notification alerts.

  • How do I turn off keyboard vibration on Google Keyboard?

    Tap Settings > System > Languages & Input > Virtual Keyboard > Gboard > Preferences. Under Key Press, move the toggle to the off position next to Haptic feedback on keypress. While you're in the Gboard settings, you can also change your keyboard color from Gboard > Theme.

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