How to Turn Flashlight On iPhone & Off, 3 Easy Ways
f you’ve been wondering, “Where’s my flashlight?” There are three main ways to find and turn on the flashlight and turn off the flashlight. We’ll show you how to use each method to turn the flashlight on iPhone, and if you’ve been wondering “how can I make my flashlight brighter?” or “How can I turn on the flashlight dimmer?” We’ll show you how to adjust the brightness of your iPhone’s flashlight.
Where is the flashlight on iPhone and iPad?
You can access your iPhone’s flashlight in Control Center, from the lock screen, or by asking Siri to turn your iPhone’s flashlight on or off. Your iPhone’s camera LED flash works as a flashlight. This means that all iPhones have a flashlight function, including older models such as the iPhone 4, iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 7, up to newer iPhones. The iPad, iPad Pro, and iPod Touch also have a flashlight; you can turn the flashlight on and off in much the same way as on the iPhone. So you don’t have to pay for a flashlight app; It’s free!
Not hello Siri
If you don’t have “Hey Siri” turned on, you can still ask Siri to turn the flashlight on and off. If “Hey Siri” isn’t working or you haven’t enabled “Hey Siri” on your iPhone, try this method:
How to turn the flashlight on and off in Control Center
You can access your flashlight from Control Center on any iPhone or iPad Pro, but how you access Control Center depends on your iPhone model. Here’s how to control the flashlight from Control Center on newer models like iPhone 11 or older models like iPhone 6s:
Flashlight icon missing? How to add a flashlight icon to Control Center
If the flashlight icon is missing from the Control Center, you will need to re-enable the flashlight icon in the Control Center menu of the Settings app. To restore the missing flashlight icon:
How to turn on the flashlight on iPhone and turn off the flashlight on iPhone from the lock screen
By turning on the flashlight from the lock screen, you can avoid having to unlock your iPhone to light the way. Depending on your iPhone model, you will have a flashlight icon available on the lock screen, or you will need to open Control Center from the lock screen to access the flashlight. Either method can be accompanied by an incredibly quick trick to turn off the flashlight with a single gesture.
How to turn on the flashlight on iPhone XS, XR, 11 Pro, and iPad Pro (or turn off the flashlight)
If you have an iPad Pro or iPhone X or later, you can also turn on the flashlight from the lock screen without opening Control Center.
How to turn on the flashlight on iPhone 8, 7 Plus, 6s, and older (or turn off the flashlight)
For older iPhones such as the iPhone 8, 7 Plus, and 6S, you can turn on the flashlight on your iPhone with a single tap in Control Center. The iPhone flashlight will stay on while you use your iPhone until you turn off the flashlight.
A quick trick to turn off the flashlight
Opening the Control Center and finding the right icon to turn off the flashlight can seem like a lot of steps, especially if you prefer not to allow access to the Control Center from the lock screen or don’t have “Hey Siri” turned on. Here’s how to turn off the flashlight on your iPhone without opening Control Center.
The camera flash and flashlight on your iPhone use the same light bulb, so opening the Camera app turns off the flashlight.