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How to turn off flashlight on iPhone

There are many cases when you suddenly get into a dark place and the only thing you have with you is your phone. Surely, no one carries a torch in everyday life, so it’s great that the iPhone’s built-in flashlight can definitely help you. 

What do you need to turn off the flashlight on iPhone

There are different situations, for example, you’ve lost your keys somewhere at the bottom of your bag or on the floor in a dark room, or you’ve lost your earring somewhere under the couch. As usual, the only thing that’s always with you is your iPhone, so it can be used to solve the problem. Surely, you know how to switch on the flashlight, but have you ever wondered if there are several methods to turn it on and off? To know more, keep on reading.

How to turn off the flashlight on an iPhone via the Control Center

If you want to switch off the flashlight via the Control Center, you should follow the steps which would be mentioned in the section below:

  • First of all, you should switch on the screen of your iPhone. To do that, you should tap the screen, press the lock button, or press the home button. Remember, that you only should switch it on, but not unlock the phone.
  • After that, you should open the Control Center. To do that, you should swipe up from the bottom of your screen if you’ve iPhone 8 or earlier or down from the top-right if you’ve iPhone X or later.
  • To finish the process, you should click on the flashlight icon, which will be highlighted when the flashlight is activated, so that it’s no longer bright and becomes dark grey.
  • Since then, your flashlight would be deactivated.

How to add the Flashlight icon to the Control Center

If there’s no flashlight icon displayed in the Control Center, you should solve this issue via the Settings app. So, if you want to add the Flashlight icon to the Control Center, you should follow the steps which would be mentioned in the section below:

  • First of all, you should open the Settings app. 
  • After that, you should click on Control Center. 
  • Then, you should move down to Flashlight and click on the green circle.
  • Your flashlight icon would now be displayed in the Control Center.

How to switch on/off the Flashlight via Siri

Siri is a great option that’s been provided by Apple. It makes everything much easier. You can simply handle your phone with it. There’re two methods for switching the flashlight on and off with Siri. You can say, “Hey Siri” to access this feature or push the Side or Home button to wake Siri up.

With “Hey Siri”

If you want to switch on/off your flashlight via Siri with “Hey Siri”, you should follow the steps which would be mentioned in the section below:

  1. If you want to switch on the flashlight, you should say, “Hey Siri, turn on my flashlight.” or “Hey Siri, flashlight on, please.
  2. If you want to switch it off, you should say, “Hey Siri, turn off the flashlight.“, “Hey, Siri, turn off my flashlight.”, or “Hey, Siri, shut off the flashlight.

Without Hey Siri

If Hey Siri method isn’t working, or you haven’t activated Hey Siri on your iPhone, there’s one more solution. If you want to switch on/off your flashlight without Hey Siri, you should follow the steps which would be mentioned in the section below:

  • Push and hold the Home button or Side button and ask Siri to switch the flashlight on.
  • Push and hold the Home button or Side button and ask Siri to switch the flashlight off.

How to switch on/off the Flashlight on a lock screen

If you want to switch on/off the Flashlight on a lock screen without opening the Control Center, you should follow the steps which would be mentioned in the section below:

  1. First of all, you should open the Lock screen by raising to wake or pushing the Side button.
  2. After that, you should click and hold the flashlight icon to switch the flashlight on.
  3. Then, you should click and hold the flashlight icon again to switch the flashlight off.

How to adjust the Flashlight’s brightness via 3D Touch

If you have an iPhone model 6s or later, you can use 3D Touch to adjust the brightness of your iPhone’s flashlight. If you have an older iPhone or an XR or 11, use a long press in place of 3D Touch. To do that, you should follow the steps which would be mentioned in the section below:

  • First of all, you should open the Control Center.
  • After that, you should 3D Touch the Flashlight icon. To do that, you should push firmly.
  • Then, you’ll see a segmented bar displayed on the screen. You should swipe up on the bar to increase the flashlight’s brightness. 
  • Swipe down on the bar to decrease the flashlight. 
  • Select the brightness that’s comfortable for you, then click on the screen to return to the Control Center.

You can’t ask Siri to make your flashlight brighter or dimmer yet, but it’s possible that the option will be available in a future operating system.

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