If your iPhone’s flashlight isn’t working, there are some ways to get it back up and running. But if you’re having trouble turning it on or off, you might need to do some repairs on your iOS device first.
One option is to create a Shortcut that asks if you want to turn the flashlight on or off. Then, tap two or three times on the back of your iPhone to launch that shortcut.
Turn it on from the lock screen
If you want to turn your iPhone 11’s flashlight off, you have a few options. You can do so from the lock screen, the home screen, or the control center. You can also ask Siri to do it for you.
If your phone doesn’t have a Home button, you can enable the flashlight from the lock screen by tapping its icon. You can do this on Face ID models with a swipe down from the top right or on Touch ID models with a swipe up from the bottom.
You can also turn the flashlight off on an iPhone by swiping down from the top right corner to open the Control Center. The flashlight icon will be highlighted in white to indicate that it’s on, and you can tap it to turn it off (the icon will be dark gray when it’s off).
In addition to the quick-press toggle for the LED flash that is available for iOS lock screen users, you can adjust its brightness level from the lock screen. This is useful if your iPhone’s LED flash gets too weak or bright, but you can also change the level of the light from the lock screen if you find that you’re using the LED flash too often.
The flashlight icon is typically clustered with the rear camera lenses on the top left corner of the lock screen, but you can find it differently on different devices. It’s usually white-ish and slightly smaller than the lenses themselves, so you don’t have to look directly at it when turning it on or off.
On the iPhone 11, you can turn the flashlight on from the home screen by swiping up from the bottom of the screen or down from the top-right corner. You can also tap the flashlight icon in the Control Center to activate it, but this method doesn’t work on all models.
You can also ask Siri to turn your iPhone 11’s flashlight on and off. However, you’ll need to make sure that Siri is listening to your command before it will respond.
Turn it on from the home screen
If you’ve ever accidentally turned on the flashlight on your iPhone 11, you know it can be a frustrating experience. The best way to avoid this is to always turn it off when you’re not using it. This is especially true if you’ve recently updated your device to iOS 16.
For most people, this is easy enough. You simply swipe down from the top-right corner of your screen and tap the flashlight icon to turn it on or off, and this is quick and effective.
It’s even quicker if you’re on the lock screen, where a flashlight icon is right there for you to tap to switch it on or off. You can also use this feature if you want to take a photo or video with your phone’s camera without unlocking it, as long as you’re on the lock screen and haven’t locked your phone with Face ID or Touch ID.
However, if you don’t like the way the flashlight works this way or want to have a more convenient way to turn it on and off, there are several ways you can do this. These include turning it on from the home screen, using the control center, and using Siri to turn it on.
You can enable a shortcut for the flashlight on your iPhone 11 from the home screen by following these simple steps:
The first thing you need to do is go to Settings and then select Control Center. This will open the menu of quick access shortcuts on your device.
Once you’ve selected Control Center, scroll down to see a list of available controls and then tap Flashlight.
Now you have a shortcut on your Home Screen that can be used to quickly turn the flashlight on and off, but you can also set a specific brightness level. Just make sure the one you choose is one you want to stick with, as changing it will be overwritten each time you use it.
This feature is especially useful if you use a lot of flashlight apps, or want to be able to turn the light on and off from any app on your iPhone. You can even set it up to turn on when you receive an alert like a text message or call.
Turn it on from the control center
One of the many new features of the iPhone 11 is a flashlight. It’s a great feature for those who like to take nighttime photos with their iPhone, but it can also be dangerous if you accidentally turn it on.
You can easily turn the flashlight on and off by pressing the flashlight icon in the bottom-left corner of the screen. The option will change to a white background when the flashlight is active and a segmented bar when the flashlight is turned off.
If you don’t want to open the Control Center to turn the flashlight on and off, you can do so using a few shortcuts. There are a couple different ways to do this, so you’ll have to figure out which one is best for you.
To create a shortcut, launch the Shortcuts app and tap the ‘+’ button on the top-right corner. Once you’ve created the shortcut, it will show up in the Share Sheet and default iOS share menu.
You can also add the flashlight to the Control Center and toggle it on or off from the control center itself. To do this, navigate to Settings > Control Center and tap the green + to the right of the Flashlight option.
This shortcut can be set up so that you can tap two or three times to instantly turn the flashlight on. Then you can tell Siri to launch this shortcut whenever you need the flashlight.
Alternatively, you can use the ‘Shortcuts’ app to create an on/off shortcut that will run automatically when you tap the back of your iPhone. You can even set up a shortcut that turns on the flashlight, and another that switches it off.
In addition, you can turn off a certain feature that makes it easy to accidentally turn the flashlight on, which is Raise to Wake and Tap to Wake. To turn off Raise to Wake, go to Settings > Display & Brightness and toggle it off.
You can also turn off Tap to Wake by going to Settings > Touch and toggle it off. You can then turn off the flashlight from the lock screen, Home screen, or Control Center.
Turn it on with Siri
The flashlight on the iPhone 11 is a great handy feature that you can use at any time, and there are a few ways to turn it on or off quickly. You can do it by using the lock screen button, Control Center, or Siri.
There are also some shortcuts that you can add to the home screen of your iPhone to make it even easier to access. Creating a shortcut to turn on the flashlight is easy and only takes a few minutes.
Firstly, you need to open the Shortcuts app and tap on the “My Shortcuts” tab. Then, select “Add to Home Screen” and input the name of your home screen. Then, you can choose an icon for the shortcut.
Next, you need to set the shortcut to run when you tap two or three times on the back of your iPhone. You can do this by enabling the option to “Double Tap” or “Triple Tap.”
Once you’ve set that up, you can then start to run your new shortcut. You’ll want to say the spell you created in your shortcut, such as “Lumos” or “Nox.”