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

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

There are a few ways to turn your torch on or off. You can ask Siri or you can use Control Centre on iPhone models with Face ID or on iPad Pro. Or use Control Centre on iPhone models with a Home button or on iPod touch devices.

Ask Siri

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

  • "Hey Siri, turn on my torch."
  • "Hey Siri, can you turn on my torch?" 
  • "Hey Siri, turn off my torch."

iPhone user turns off the torch using Control Centre. 

Turn on or off the torch on iPhone models with Face ID or on iPad Pro

  1. Swipe down from the top right-hand corner to open Control Centre on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap the Torch button Torch icon
  3. To turn off the torch, tap the Torch button Torch icon again.

You can also turn on the torch from the Lock Screen by pressing and holding the Torch button Torch icon in the bottom left-hand corner.

Find out which iPhone models have Face ID

iPhone user turns off the torch using Control Centre.

 

Use Control Centre on iPhone models with a Home button or on iPod touch devices

  1. Swipe up from the bottom edge of the screen to open Control Centre on your iPhone or iPod touch.
  2. Tap the Torch button Torch icon
  3. To turn off the torch, tap the Torch button Torch icon again.

Change the brightness of the torch

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

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