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 use Control Center on iPhone X or later, or on an iPhone 8 and earlier, iPad, or iPod touch.

Ask Siri

Here are a few examples of what you can ask:

  • "Turn on my flashlight."
  • "Will you turn on my flashlight?" 
  • "Turn off my flashlight."

Use Control Center on iPhone X and later

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

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

Use Control Center on iPhone 8 or earlier, iPad Pro, and iPod touch

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

Change the brightness

In iOS 11 and later, you can change the brightness of the flashlight: 

  1. On an iPhone X or later, swipe down from the upper-right corner to open Control Center. Or on an iPhone 8 or earlier, iPad, or iPod touch, swipe up from the bottom edge of the screen to open Control Center.
  2. Press deeply Flashlight icon
  3. Drag the slider up or down.

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

The flashlight is available on these devices: iPhone, iPod touch (5th generation and later), iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2nd generation), iPad Pro (10.5-inch), and iPad Pro (9.7-inch).

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