This state of the art iPhone Home button continues to include the Touch ID sensor, for fingerprint recognition, but is much more reliable instead. It also helps with the overall iPhone 7 water resistance performance and looks to be the perfect transition towards the complete replacement of the physical controller. Rumors point out that the upcoming iPhone 8 will embed the Home button in its display making it completely digital!
Tweak iPhone 7 Home Button Responsiveness
Along with this ultra-modern way of clicking, iOS 10 brings an important Home Button setting that allows you to better accommodate with the new solid-state Home Button. You can choose the intensity of the haptic feedback. More exactly, set how strong you want the Home Button to vibrate when you click it. It’s very important to know if a click was successful, because certain shortcuts like double-clicking the Home button to bring up the App Switcher menu, or triple-clicking the Home key for the Accessibility shortcut, require full awareness.
How To: The first time you configure your iPhone 7 or 7 Plus device, you’ll be prompted to choose between one of the three click intensities. The default option is No. 2 and most users accept it. However, if you want to tweak this option later on, here is what you have to do.
1. Open Settings from the Home Screen and tap on General.
2. Now, scroll for the Home Button label. You’ll find it under CarPlay, right above Accessibility.
3. On the Choose Your Click screen, select a different intensity and press the Home Button to test it out.
4. Tap Done, when ready, to save your selection.
Tip: Do note that the haptic responsiveness is a different setting, from the Home button’s click speed intensity, which is adjustable by browsing for Settings -> General -> Accessibility -> Home Button -> Click Speed. This setting determines how soon you have to click the home key for the second time, for the double-click to be registered.