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How to Turn Off Haptics on Apple Watch

We love the notification system on the Apple Watch and how the gentle haptics alert you. However, we’ve also met many people with a counter opinion and do not want haptic alerts on the Apple Watch. If you are one among them, and this feature irks you, here’s how you can turn off the haptics on your Apple Watch.

You can also reduce the sensitivity of the haptic feedback on your Apple Watch instead of disabling it, and we’ll show you how to do that too. Before we get to any of that, let us understand what haptics are all about on the Apple Watch – it’ll help if you are new to the device, and make sure you truly want to disable them.

Also Read: How to adjust the Haptic Touch sensitivity on iPhone

What Are Haptic Alerts on Apple Watch
Your Apple Watch provides a gentle tapping sensation on your wrist whenever you receive an alert or a notification, called haptic feedback. The pattern of these taps can vary based on the alert you are receiving – for example, a phone call or an alarm has haptic feedback of longer duration compared to an app notification.

You will receive haptic feedback even when you have set your Apple Watch in silent mode. Further, you also receive haptic feedback when you rotate the Digital Crown or perform a few system actions on your Apple Watch.

As we mentioned earlier, if you do not prefer Haptic alerts, Apple lets you opt-out. However, you can turn off only some kinds of haptic feedback or disable all of them. Let’s begin with disabling the haptic alerts on the Apple Watch.

How to Turn Off Haptic Alerts on Apple Watch
There are two ways to turn off haptic feedback for every notification or alert you receive on your Apple Watch – directly from the Watch or from the paired iPhone. We have shown steps for both below.

Using Apple Watch
Step 1: Press Digital Crown and open the Settings app from the home screen.

Step 2: Tap on ‘Sounds & Haptics’.

Step 3: Turn off the toggle for Haptic Alerts.

Using the Watch App on iPhone
Step 1: Open the Watch app on your iPhone.

Step 2: Tap on ‘Sounds & Haptics’.

Step 3: Turn off the toggle for Haptic Alerts.

Reduce Haptic Sensitivity on Apple Watch
Alternatively, you can reduce the intensity of these haptic vibrations for alerts and notifications instead of entirely disabling them.

Step 1: Open the Settings app.

Step 2: Tap on ‘Sound & Haptics’.

Step 3: If you have set the intensity to Prominent, you can reduce it by selecting the Default option. You will also receive a preview of the selected intensity.

Alternatively, you can also reduce the sensitivity of vibrations using the Watch app on your iPhone.

Step 1: Open the Watch app on your iPhone.

Step 2: Tap on ‘Sounds & Haptics’.

Step 3: If you have set the intensity to Prominent, you can reduce it by selecting the Default option. You will also receive a preview of the selected intensity on your Apple Watch.

Turn off Crown Haptics on the Apple Watch
The Crown on your Apple Watch helps you scroll up or down while navigating the user interface. While it may seem like the mechanical motion of the Crown is providing a vibratory sensation, it is haptic feedback. Therefore, you can turn off the haptic feedback from the Crown.

Step 1: Open the Settings app.

Step 2: Tap on ‘Sound & Haptics’.

Step 3: Turn off the toggle for Crown Haptics.

Alternatively, you can also turn off Crown Haptics using the Watch app on your iPhone. Here’s how.

Step 1: Open the Watch app on your iPhone.

Step 2: Tap on ‘Sounds & Haptics’.

Step 3: Turn off the toggle for Crown Haptics.

Disable System Haptics on the Apple Watch
Additionally, you can also receive haptic feedback for specific actions on your Apple Watch, such as a long tap on the display. Here’s how you can turn that off as well.

Step 1: Open the Settings app.

Step 2: Tap on ‘Sound & Haptics’.

Step 3: Turn off the toggle for System Haptics.

Alternatively, you can also turn off system haptics using the Watch app on your iPhone. Here’s how.

Step 1: Open the Watch app on your iPhone.

Step 2: Tap on ‘Sounds & Haptics’.

Step 3: Turn off the toggle for System Haptics.

That is everything you need to know on how to turn off haptics on your Apple Watch. If you have any further questions, look at the FAQ section below.

FAQs on Apple Watch Haptic Feedback
1. How do I turn on silent mode on my Apple Watch? You can swipe up or click the side button (watchOS 10) to access the Control Center and use the silent mode button.
2. Does the Apple Watch give you haptic feedback on ringer mode? Yes, unless the haptic alerts toggle is disabled, the Apple Watch gives you the haptic feedback on the ringer mode as well.
3. Can I disable haptics for a single app on the Apple Watch? No. However, you can mute the notifications for the app on the Apple Watch.
4. Can I disable haptics for a certain Focus Mode on Apple Watch? No. You cannot disable haptics for a particular Focus Mode on your Apple Watch.

A Quiet Experience
We hope this article helps you turn off haptics on your Apple Watch. Doing so ensures a silent Apple Watch experience. However, we wish Apple provided a better set of controls for adjusting the haptic feedback on our Apple Watch. Hopefully, Apple will implement something along these lines in a future update.

Guiding Tech
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