The iPhone’s flashlight is a handy tool that lets you illuminate dark places. But it can sometimes be difficult to find the right icon in Control Center to turn off your flashlight.
One way is to set up a Shortcut that turns on the flashlight and another that switches it off. You can do this by tapping on the Back Tap option in Accessibility.
Tap and hold the flashlight icon on the lock screen
You can quickly turn on your iPhone 12’s flashlight by tapping the symbol positioned in the upper right corner of your lock screen. This feature is a handy addition to Apple’s smartphones, especially when you’re in a dark place and need a bright light source.
However, there are a few times when you’d like to turn the flashlight off instead of turning it on. This tutorial will help you to do that in a few easy steps.
To turn the flashlight off, swipe down from the top-right corner of your iPhone’s screen to open the Control Center. On iOS models with a Home button, swipe up from the bottom edge of the screen.
When you tap the Control Center icon, the flashlight icon turns blue and can be turned on or off by tapping it twice. If it doesn’t turn on, it may be because your battery level is low or you have Low Power Mode enabled.
If you have Low Power Mode on, you’ll need to restart your phone. This is a time-consuming process, but it can fix the problem.
Another option is to turn off the Tap to Wake feature in your iPhone’s Settings. This is a useful feature that prevents your device from activating the lock screen when you pick it up. It can also help reduce the chances that you accidentally activate your flashlight when you’re not looking at it.
To disable Tap to Wake, head to your iPhone’s Settings and tap Accessibility. Then move the “Tap or Swipe to Wake” slider to off/gray.
Tap and hold the flashlight icon in Control Center
There are two ways to turn the flashlight off on your iPhone 12: by using a quick tap from the lock screen, or by tapping and holding the flashlight icon in Control Center. The lock screen method is the fastest and most convenient, but if you’re carrying your iPhone with you in a pocket or bag, it can be easy to accidentally trigger the flashlight.
There’s a way to make this more difficult, though: You can move the “Tap or Swipe to Wake” slider to off/gray. That means the iPhone’s lock screen will only activate when you raise it or tap its screen, rather than just when you take your finger off the screen.
This might sound like a small thing, but it makes a big difference to an inexperienced user. You can also adjust the brightness of the flashlight in Control Center if you need to increase or decrease it’s light output.
The Control Center is a handy place to access shortcuts and functions, and the iPhone 12’s built-in flashlight is no exception. You can use it to turn on and off your flashlight in just a few taps, and iOS will remember the settings you set.
You can add the flashlight to your iPhone’s Control Center by going to the Settings app and scrolling down to ‘Control Center’. Then, under ‘Customize Controls’, tap on the Plus sign next to Flashlight in the ‘MORE CONTROLS’ group.
Once the flashlight is added, you can use it from the lock screen or from Control Center by tapping and holding the button in the bottom-left corner. You can also adjust the flashlight’s brightness by dragging the slider up or down, and iOS will remember what you have set it to.
Tap and hold the flashlight icon in the app drawer
If you’re using an iPhone 12, you may have noticed that the flashlight icon in your app drawer is greyed out. This can be a frustrating situation, as you don’t want your flashlight to turn on when you’re trying to sleep or read in the dark. However, there are a few quick fixes to this problem.
First, you can open the Control Center from the Lock screen. This is a simple way to access the flashlight on your iPhone 12 and turn it off again.
The only downside to this option is that it takes a bit of time to do. You’ll have to unlock the device and then swipe down from the top right corner of the screen.
Another relatively quick way to access the flashlight is to press and hold the Side button (on the right side of the screen). Once you do this, you’ll be able to see the flashlight icon on the bottom of your screen.
This is also a great way to adjust the brightness of your flashlight, as you can tap and hold the flashlight icon and drag up or down on the brightness slider. Once you’ve adjusted it, you can tap the icon again to turn the flashlight off.
Tap and hold the flashlight icon on the home screen
Your iPhone 12 has a built-in flashlight that you can turn on or off in various ways. This is especially helpful if you are traveling in the dark or need to quickly find your way home after a night out. It can also come in handy when you need to use your iPhone in an emergency and don’t want to turn on the camera.
There are several ways to turn on your flashlight on your iPhone 12. One of the easiest ways is by tapping and holding the flashlight icon on the home screen, which will activate the LED light next to your camera lens. You will then feel a slight vibration from your phone or tablet and the round button on the bottom of your device will turn white, indicating that the flashlight is turned on.
Another option is to use Control Center, which is a special shortcut menu that you can open by placing your finger on the battery icon and swiping downward. The flashlight icon will then turn on and off, depending on your settings, as well as display a segmented bar that you can use to change the brightness of your flashlight.
You can also use a shortcut called “Back Tap” in iOS 14. With this feature enabled, you can take a screenshot, lock the screen, open Control Center, bring up Siri, and more all without having to unlock your phone.
You can even add a Flashlight widget to your home screen. Widgets are a great way to add quick toggles to your phone that won’t display a banner notification when you run them. The widget will also keep your iPhone’s home screen clutter-free.