Our iPhones’ LED flash also functions as a flashlight. And it comes in handy quite often. You quickly turn on the flashlight on your iPhone while you’re looking for anything at the bottom of your purse, beneath your couch or car seats, or attempting to find your way in a dark environment.
In fact, since our phones began to provide this feature, most of us have abandoned traditional torches.
The feature has undeniably made our lives easier. But there’s one thing that everyone has a problem with when it comes to your iPhone flashlight.
Most of us have been blinded by our iPhone’s flashlight because it went off by itself. When this happens, here’s how to quickly turn off your flashlight.
Turn Off the Flashlight from the Lock Screen
It’s always from the lock screen when our flashlight comes on on its own. The Flashlight button in the lower-left corner of the screen is to blame for this.
Don’t get me wrong: that little button is adorable. It makes turning on the flashlight a breeze. However, it’s also to blame for our flashlight issues.
Press and hold the flashlight button in the lower-left corner of the screen to turn it off. It won’t work if you just tap it.
God alone knows how it turns on by itself because the flashlight must be turned on and off by pressing and holding the small button.
Ask Siri to Turn Off the Flashlight
When you’re in a situation where you can speak, you can also ask Siri to turn off the flashlight. You may say something like:
- To utilize it hands-free, say “Hey Siri, turn off my flashlight” or “Hey Siri, will you turn off my flashlight.”
- You can also activate Siri by holding and pressing the side button, then asking Siri to turn off the flashlight.
Turn Off the Flashlight from Control Center
There is no convenient button to turn off the flashlight while your phone is unlocked, as there is on the lock screen. The control center is the sole way to turn off the flashlight (other than using Siri).
If you haven’t disabled the flashlight yet, you can use the control center to turn it off from the lock screen. However, it is less handy than utilizing the lock screen button or the swipe left method.
To open Control Center on an iPhone without a home button, swipe down from the upper-right corner of the screen.
To open Control Center on an iPhone with a home button, slide up from the bottom of the screen.
Then, to turn it off, press the flashlight button.
Change the Brightness of the Flashlight
You can modify the brightness of your flashlight, something not many people are aware of. On your iPhone, go to Control Center. Then, while holding the flashlight button, tap and hold it.
A slider will display on the screen. To adjust the brightness, drag it up or down.
To turn off the flashlight, you can alternatively drag it all the way down. In this instance, the brightness level will be set to the lowest the next time you switch it on.
Otherwise, the flashlight’s default brightness will be whatever you set it to until you change it again.
Our phones’ flashlights are quite useful small gadgets. However, if you don’t know how to turn them off, they can quickly become a nuisance.
Whether your flashlight was switched on accidentally or on purpose, you can now turn it off in the blink of an eye.