Having a flashlight on your iPhone can be a handy feature. However, it can also be a nuisance if you accidentally turn it on when you’re not meant to, especially in public.
Fortunately, Apple has made it easy to turn on and off the flashlight from various places on your iPhone. Here’s how.
How to turn on the flashlight
Your iPhone xr has an LED flash on the camera that doubles as a flashlight, so you can turn it on anytime you need extra light. You can use the flashlight feature from Control Center, the lock screen, or even by asking Siri to turn it on and off.
However, some users find that their iPhone xr flashlight keeps turning off by itself. Luckily, there are ways to solve this issue and make your iPhone’s flashlight work properly again.
The first step is to turn off Low Power Mode on your iPhone. This will prevent your iPhone from draining its battery too quickly, which is one of the reasons why your iPhone’s flashlight may keep turning off. You can turn Low Power Mode off by going to Settings > Battery, and then tapping to toggle it off.
Another way to fix your iPhone’s flashlight is by updating the software on your device. Apple releases regular updates to its iOS operating system, which are usually accompanied by bug fixes and other improvements. It’s recommended that you update your iPhone to the latest version if you’re experiencing issues with your device’s flashlight.
You can also try restoring your iPhone to a previous backup from when the flashlight was still working correctly. This method is only recommended if you’re experiencing serious problems with your iPhone’s flashlight and need a more permanent solution.
Aside from the Low Power Mode, there are other reasons why your iPhone’s flashlight may be turned off. For example, your iPhone’s flashlight could be disabled due to the Raise to Wake feature or Tap to Wake.
How to turn it off
When you’re out and about in the dark, it’s important to have a flashlight handy. That’s why it’s annoying to suddenly find your iPhone’s flashlight has stopped working and you can’t turn it on anymore.
This problem is most common on newer versions of iOS, and it’s a frustrating experience for a lot of users. Luckily, there are a few ways you can fix this issue without losing any data on your device or having to rely on a third-party service.
The first solution is to change the flashlight’s settings. This is a quick and easy way to get it back to working again. All you have to do is go to the Control Center, and tap the flashlight icon.
You’ll then see a button to “Turn Off” it. Press and hold the button until you hear the “Turn Off” sound.
Another way to turn off your flashlight is to use the iPhone’s Low Power Mode. This disables a number of features to conserve battery life, and it also shuts down your flashlight when you’re not using it.
If this doesn’t work, try restarting your iPhone. The process varies depending on your iPhone model, but it’s usually the fastest and easiest solution.
However, it’s worth noting that this can cause your iPhone to overheat, which could prevent the flashlight from working again. To avoid this, place your iPhone in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.
In addition, you may want to switch off the flashlight’s Raise to Wake feature in Settings. This feature will automatically turn your screen on when you pick up your iPhone, and it can sometimes trigger the flashlight too.
As a last resort, you can try to repair your iPhone’s operating system by running UltFone iOS System Repair (ReiBoot). This software will run in recovery mode and will fix the issue for you.
In most cases, this will fix your issue and the flashlight will be turned off. Be sure to backup your data before restoring your iPhone’s settings.
How to adjust the brightness
The flashlight on an iPhone XR is a very useful tool for helping you out in the dark. It can help you find a lost key, light up an open field, or even signal for rescue when you’re on the go.
But a big problem with the built-in flashlight is that it can be too bright. Especially if you’re trying to see something but don’t want to wake up your partner or pets, you need to dim it down to a lower brightness level that won’t blast away the night sky.
Fortunately, Apple’s iOS makes it easy to adjust the flashlight’s brightness. Just tap and hold the flashlight icon on the Control Center and a menu will pop up that lets you choose between four levels of brightness.
This is the perfect solution for people who don’t want to use all of the iPhone’s 50 lumens but still need enough light for some tasks. It also comes in handy for situations when you don’t have access to a high-lumen EDC torch, like in the case of an emergency.
Another way to control the flashlight’s brightness is by using a shortcut. You can enable this shortcut by opening the Settings app and looking for a ‘Set Brightness’ shortcut under General -& Shortcuts.
You can then double-tap the screen twice or triple-tap it to run this action, making it quick and convenient. It also lets you adjust the brightness of the screen without having to press the Fn key.
It’s worth noting that adjusting the flashlight’s brightness may affect your battery life, so you should be careful about how you use it. If you’re in an emergency situation, it might be better to save the flashlight for phone calls and navigation rather than using it constantly, which will drain your battery quickly.
How to turn it on from the lock screen
On the iPhone X and XS, there are two shortcuts on the lock screen that allow you to access either the camera or flashlight without unlocking the phone. Both settings are permanent and cannot be removed.
The flashlight shortcut is a handy feature when it’s on and in use, but it can also cause trouble if you turn it on accidentally or take your iPhone out of your pocket. This is especially true when you’re using the tap to wake function on Face ID-enabled models.
To remove the flashlight shortcut from the lock screen, you’ll need to open Settings on your compatible iPhone (iPhone 8 or later) and tap on Accessibility. From here, toggle off the “Tap to Wake” option and then set a shortcut to turn on your flashlight and a different shortcut to switch it off.
You can then customize the shortcuts and select whether you want to set a double or triple-tap to run them. This makes it easy to create a shortcut that automatically turns on your flashlight when you need it, and a shortcut that automatically switches it off when you’re not using it.
Alternatively, you can use 3D Touch and Haptic Touch to turn on or off your flashlight. This works by registering a long press on the flashlight icon and sending a vibration of confirmation when you release it.
This method is great for turning the flashlight on or off while you’re on the lock screen and is particularly convenient if you’re in a dark place, but it’s not as responsive as Control Center. That’s why we recommend using Tenorshare ReiBoot to fix iOS 16 system issues and problems that may be preventing you from using these two methods.