How to use the flashlight on your iPhone, iPad Pro, or iPod touch

The LED flash on your iPhone, iPad Pro, or iPod touch doubles as a flashlight, so you can get extra light when you need it.

There are a few ways you can turn your flashlight on or off. You can ask Siri, or you can use Control Center on an iPhone with Face ID or an iPad Pro. Or use Control Center with an iPhone with a Home button or an iPod touch.

Ask Siri

Here are a few examples of how you can use Siri to turn on your flashlight:

  • "Hey Siri, turn on my flashlight."
  • "Hey Siri, will you turn on my flashlight?" 
  • "Hey Siri, turn off my flashlight."

Use Control Center on an iPhone with Face ID or an iPad Pro

  1. Swipe down from the upper-right corner to open Control Center
  2. Tap the Flashlight button Flashlight icon
  3. To turn off the flashlight, tap Flashlight icon again.

You can also turn on the flashlight from the Lock screen: Press and hold the Flashlight button Flashlight icon, in the bottom-left corner.

Learn which iPhone models have Face ID.

 

Use Control Center on an iPhone with a Home button or an iPod touch

  1. Swipe up from the bottom edge of the screen to open Control Center
  2. Tap the Flashlight button Flashlight icon
  3. To turn off the flashlight, tap Flashlight icon again.

Change the brightness of the flashlight

  1. On an iPhone with Face ID or an iPad, swipe down from the upper-right corner to open Control Center. Or on an iPhone with a Home button or iPod touch, swipe up from the bottom edge of the screen to open Control Center.
  2. Press and hold the Flashlight button Flashlight icon
  3. Drag the slider up or down.

If the flashlight isn't working on your device, learn what to do.

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