The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus come equipped with an improved Taptic Engine that is capable of providing haptic feedback for various system actions such as 3D Touch. This feature is limited to a small set of system actions, but now a new jailbreak tweak aims to expand on this.
Harp is a jailbreak tweak that adds haptic feedback to music controls in iOS 10. It works with both the music controls in Control Center as well as the Lock screen.
The tweak produces a different level of haptic feedback based on the music control that you interact with. It currently supports the following controls:
- Play/Pause buttons
- Next & Previous buttons
- Volume scrubber
- Playback scrubber
Once you install Harp, you can configure it via its dedicated preferences pane in Settings. From there, you can enable or disable the music controls that should produce haptic feedback.
Harp works with the music controls in Control Center and Lock screen only. This means that it doesn’t support the controls that are located within the Music app itself or in other third-party apps. Nonetheless, we usually find ourselves using Control Center or Lock screen to interact with the currently playing song so it’s not a big deal that the Music app is not supported.
The amount of haptic feedback on iPhone is fairly limited. If you wish to expand it to include other system actions as well, then you may like what Harp has to offer. There are also a number of other tweaks that provide haptic feedback for various iOS features. Some examples include HapticKeyboard, HapticFeedback, and TapticPasscodeButtons.
If you’re interested to try Harp, it can be downloaded for free via Cydia’s BigBoss repo. Let us know what you think about it in the comments below.Like this post? Share it!