Apple Macbook Pro Force Touch Haptic Feedback Not Working – Fix

Do you have a 2015 Macbook Pro or newer that features haptic feedback and it no longer works?

Perform an SMC reset with the Macbook turned on. Simply hold: control + option + shift + power button.

Your computer should instantly turn off. Turn it back on with the power button and your haptic feedback / force touch should now work.

If it does not work, try checking the trackpad settings under system preferences. Make sure “force click & haptic feedback” checkbox is ticked on.

If neither of these work, you may have a hardware issue.

14 thoughts on “Apple Macbook Pro Force Touch Haptic Feedback Not Working – Fix

  1. Thanks you very much the SMC reset worked, I thought I would have got to go back to the store and get a new macbook because of a hardware failure.

  2. Thank you so much for your help, there are several videos and wrong answers for this issue, but your simple straightforward answer was really helpful.
    Thank you so much!

  3. Thanks heaps! That just saved me a trip to the Apple Store… Simple restart did NOT fix the issue. SMC reset worked like a charm.

  4. WORKED LIKE A CHARM! I was panicking cause I saw several articles saying my battery could be bloated or I need to open up my MacBook to clean the trackpad. Your solution was straightforward. Wish I saw this article earlier!

  5. Wow, this actually fixed the issue!
    I already did a normal reboot, but that didn’t help at all. So I thought I was having a hardware issue.
    Thanks mate!

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