How to Turn on Flashlight on iPhone

Kyle Wood

iPhone, Tutorials

To turn on the flashlight on your iPhone, you can follow a few simple steps. Whether you need a light source in a dark room or want to use it as a torch while walking at night, your iPhone has got you covered.

Step 1: Unlock your iPhone and go to the home screen. This is where you’ll find all your apps.

Step 2: Swipe down from the top-right corner of the screen to access the Control Center. The Control Center is a convenient panel that provides quick access to various settings and features of your iPhone.

Step 3: In the Control Center, look for the flashlight icon. It looks like a small flashlight beam. You can easily identify it among other icons by its distinct shape.

Tip: If you have an older iPhone model with a home button, swipe up from the bottom edge of the screen instead of swiping down from the top-right corner.

Step 4: Once you’ve located the flashlight icon, simply tap on it. Your iPhone’s LED flash will immediately turn on, providing you with a bright light source.

  • If this is your first time using the flashlight on your iPhone, it’s important to note that it will automatically turn off after a few minutes to prevent battery drain.
  • To turn off the flashlight manually, repeat steps 2 and 3 in order to access the Control Center again. Then, tap on the flashlight icon once more to toggle it off.


If you don’t see the flashlight icon in your Control Center or encounter any issues while trying to turn on your iPhone’s flashlight, here are some troubleshooting tips:

Check Accessibility Settings

Sometimes, the flashlight icon may be missing from the Control Center due to certain accessibility settings. To check if this is the case, follow these steps:

  1. Go to your iPhone’s “Settings” app.
  2. Scroll down and tap on “Accessibility”.
  3. Tap on “Touch”.
  4. Make sure the “Control Center” option is turned on. If it’s already enabled, try toggling it off and back on.
  5. Exit the Settings app and check if the flashlight icon is now available in the Control Center.

Restart Your iPhone

If the flashlight still doesn’t work after checking the accessibility settings, restarting your iPhone might help resolve any temporary software glitches. Here’s how you can do it:

  1. Press and hold either volume button along with the side (or top) button until you see the power-off slider.
  2. Drag the power-off slider to turn off your iPhone completely.
  3. Wait for a few seconds, then press and hold the side (or top) button again until you see the Apple logo appear. This indicates that your iPhone is restarting.

Once your iPhone has restarted, check if you can turn on the flashlight without any issues.

In Conclusion

With just a few simple steps, you can easily turn on and use the flashlight feature on your iPhone. It provides a convenient light source for various situations, making it an essential tool in your pocket.

Remember to keep an eye on battery usage when using the flashlight for an extended period of time. Enjoy having a portable light source right at your fingertips!

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