If you’ve been looking for a tweak for getting tactile or haptic feedback for key presses on your iOS keyboard, then KeyboardVibrate8 is your solution!
Apple’s virtual keyboard gets great reviews, but some folks have been urging Apple to add haptic feedback functionality. It’s the logical next step after the adoption of touch sensitive screens. Haptic feedback on your keyboard won’t leave you guessing whether your mobile device has recorded your keystrokes – you’ll know. It’s time Apple caught up to Android by offering this feature, where it has always been available, and which Android provides as a default feature. Many people who convert from Android to Apple devices are surprised and irritated that this feature is not available.
You’ll have to jailbreak your iOS 8 device first before you can download this free app to turn those keyboard clicks into vibrations on touch. Once you install KeyVibrate8 you’ll get feedback in the form of a small vibration every time you press a key. You can change the intensity of the vibration by tapping the respring button. It remains to be seen whether it works with third-party keyboards like Swype, Fleksy or Swiftkey, but it works well on the default iOS 8 keyboard.
This app is free and does what it’s supposed to do, solving a small but annoying little problem and improving your user experience a little bit, or maybe a lot and adding this tool won’t deplete your battery.
The app only works on jail broken devices so, you’ll have to jailbreak your iOS 8 device, and you can use the TaiG tool if you’re a Windows user or the PP Tool if you’ve got a Mac. At this time, you’ll need either an iOS 8 and 8.1.2 device to install the app, since a jailbreak tool for the 8.1.3 has not yet been released. You can download the app from Cydia from the BigBoss repository. From the Cydia website, just search for KeyboardVibrate8 to get started.