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FixHow to fix iPhone flashlight not working

How to fix iPhone flashlight not working

Of course, the iPhone’s flashlight isn’t bright enough to fully light up the room, it’s also not enough to cast a beam dozens of feet ahead down a hiking trail, but, on the other hand, the power of the iPhone’s flashlight is enough to find your dropped things, light up a tent or have some fun on a concert.

How to fix iPhone flashlight not working

Close Camera, then switch on flashlight from Control Center

The flashlight on your Apple device isn’t only for lighting up the space but also is used for taking photos in a dark environment using the Camera app. Surely, in some cases, if you’re an active user of the Camera app, it may cause some glitches in the work of the flashlight. If you want to use the Flashlight separately and to see if it’s working properly, you first need to close the Camera app on iOS if it’s open. To do that, you should follow any of the steps which would be mentioned in the section below:

  • If you have an iPhone without Home Button: You should swipe up on the home screen from the bottom edge and hold your finger until you see the App Switcher.
  • If you have an iPhone with a Home Button: You should do a double-click on the home button. 

There will be a list of apps that are open on your iPhone displayed by the App Switcher. Then, you should look for the Camera app and when you have found find it, you should swipe up on it to close it. 

To complete the process, you should establish the Control Center. To do that, you should follow the steps below:

  • If you have an iPhone without Home Button: You should swipe down from the top-right corner of your screen.
  • If you have an iPhone with a Home Button: You should swipe up from the bottom edge of any screen.

Then, you should click on the Flashlight option to switch it on in the Control Center.

After that, when the flashlight is turned on, you should take a look if its background lights up inside the Control Center.  

Establish flashlight from Control Center, then open Camera

In case the solution above didn’t work, you can try at first to switch on it from the Control Center and then you should launch the Camera app to make it work. To do that, you should open the Control Center on your iPhone by following the prompts below:

  • If you have an iPhone without Home Button: You should swipe down from the top-right corner of your screen.
  • If you have an iPhone with a Home Button: You should swipe up from the bottom edge of any screen.

Then, you should click on the Flashlight option to switch it on in the Control Center.

After that, you should close the Control Center and open the Camera app to make sure that the flashlight is switched on. 

Restart camera app

Unfortunately, there are some cases when you want to do a gorgeous photo but your flash doesn’t work. It’s a good deal, that the solution may be really simple. All you have to do to fix the problem is just slide up and hold from the bottom of your screen and then swipe up the Camera app to close it. To complete the process, you should restart the camera app and the flash should work as usual. 

Force restart iPhone

Before you make a decision to do the Force restart, you should try a regular one. If you have an iPhone with Face ID, you should press and hold the Volume Down key alongside the Side key until you see the power off option. Phones without Face ID can be switched off by holding the Side (Power) key alone. Now, push the slider to the right side to power your phone.

Then, you should wait for 30 seconds till your phone will be switched off completely. After that, you should, press and hold the Side key to boot your phone back up. 

Switch on Flash in Camera

To do that, you should follow the steps which would be mentioned in the section below:

  1. After you have opened the Camera app on your phone, you should click on the small arrow at the top of your screen.
  2. Then, detailed camera options will be displayed at the bottom of the Camera UI. After that, you should click on the flash icon.
  3. To complete the process, you should click on the ‘Flash on’ option to use flash at all times while using the camera. 

All in all, one of the methods above will definitely help you to solve the issue with your Flashlight.

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