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How to turn off flashlight on iPhone (2024 Guide)

Like every other smartphone, the iPhone’s camera flash doubles as a flashlight. While it is not something one would use regularly, it does come to the rescue when searching for keys in a dark room or navigating through a power outage. 

However, the flashlight button on the Home Screen can sometimes be accidentally turned on, which can impact your iPhone’s battery life. Knowing how to turn off the flashlight on your iPhone can be useful in such situations. Keep reading to learn about various ways to do so.

6 Easy ways to turn off the flashlight on iPhone

There are six different ways to turn the flashlight off on an iPhone, from the Lock Screen toggle to using the flashlight tile in the Control Center to asking Siri. However, my personal favorite is the custom double back-tap accessibility option, as it requires no extra effort, such as waking up or touching the screen at all.

  1. How to turn off flashlight on iPhone with Back Tap
  2. How to turn off flashlight on iPhone from Lock Screen
  3. How to turn off iPhone flashlight from Control Center
  4. How to turn flashlight off on iPhone using Siri
  5. How to use Action button to turn flashlight off on iPhone
  6. How to turn off flashlight on iPhone using Shortcuts app

How to turn off flashlight on iPhone with Back Tap

Users with physical and motor disabilities can use the Back Tap feature on their iPhones to perform various actions, such as toggling the flashlight. However, there is no hard and fast rule that only users with disabilities can use this feature.

Here’s how you assign the flashlight functionality to a Back Tap gesture:

  1. Open the Settings and head to Accessibility.
  2. Tap on Touch.
  3. Here, scroll down to the bottom and select Back Tap.

    Go to Accessibility, select Touch, tap back Tap
  4. Now, depending on your preference, select the Double Tap or Triple Tap gesture.
  5. Finally, select Flashlight/Torch under the System section.

    Select from Double Tap or Triple Tap, select Torch

Now, you can simply double-tap or triple-tap the back of your iPhone to turn on or off the flashlight.

Starting with the iPhone X, Apple has added the flashlight and camera toggles to the bottom corners of the Lock Screen. You can use this flashlight button to toggle the flashlight on or off without unlocking your iPhone.

How to turn off flashlight on iPhone from Lock Screen

  1. Wake up your iPhone.
  2. Long press the flashlight icon in the bottom-left corner until you feel haptic feedback.
Turn off flashlight from iPhone lock screen

Alternatively, you can make a partial left swipe on the Lock Screen, and the flashlight will turn off automatically. Do not do a full swipe, as that will open the Camera app.

How to turn off iPhone flashlight from Control Center

Using the Control Center on your iPhone is another quick way to turn off the flashlight.

  1. Swipe down from the top right to bring up the Control Center.
  2. Locate and tap the flashlight tile to turn it off.

    Swipe down from Control Center to turn off iPhone flashlight

If you can’t find the flashlight tile in the Control Center, you can add it manually from the Settings app like this:

  1. Open the Control Center settings on your iPhone.
  2. Tap on Flashlight/Torch under the More Controls section, and it will move to the Included Controls section.

    Tap Control Centre select torch to add it in Control Center

How to turn flashlight off on iPhone using Siri

If, for some reason, your iPhone’s touch screen is not working or has suddenly stopped responding, you can use Siri to turn off the flashlight.

  1. Activate Siri by saying Hey Siri or Siri or long pressing the Side button and say Turn off the flashlight.
  2. Siri will respond, It’s off now, and the same message will appear on your screen, informing you that the flashlight is turned off.

How to use Action button to turn flashlight off on iPhone

If you own an iPhone 15 Pro or 15 Pro Max, you can use the Action button above the volume rockers to turn off the flashlight on your iPhone. However, you must first assign the flashlight functionality to the Action button to be able to do so. Here’s how:

  1. Open the Settings app and select Action Button.
  2. Swipe left or right, depending on your position, to access the Flashlight icon.

    Turn off flashlight using Action Button on iPhone

Now that the Action button on your iPhone 15 Pro has flashlight functionality assigned, you can long-press it to quickly turn off the flashlight and long-press it again to turn it on.

How to turn off flashlight on iPhone using Shortcuts app

Another quick way to turn off the flashlight is by creating a customized shortcut using the Shortcuts app on your iPhone.

  1. Open the Shortcuts app and tap the + button in the top-right corner of the screen.
  2. Tap the Add Action button, then search and select the Set Flashlight/Torch action.

    Tap plus icon, select Add Action, tap Set Torch
  3. Next, tap the ON text and turn it to OFF. Alternatively, if you want to use it toggle the flashlight, tap on Turn and select Toggle.

    Set on text as off text
  4. Tap the Share button and select Add to Home Screen.
  5. Give the Shortcut a name and icon, then tap Add at the top right.

    Select Add to Home Screen tap Add

Now that you have created a custom shortcut, you can simply tap the Shortcut’s Home Screen icon to turn off the flashlight.

Video: How to turn off Flashlight on iPhone

Why won’t the flashlight work on my iPhone?

Physical damage or software bugs can be among the various reasons why the flashlight isn’t working on your iPhone.

Can you remove the flashlight from the iPhone Lock Screen?

Unfortunately, you can’t remove the flashlight from the lock screen. With the iPhone X’s launch, Apple added a flashlight to the lock screen as a default setting.

Lights off…

That’s it; you can use any of the above methods to turn off the flashlight on your iPhone. Also, if, for some reason, the flashlight isn’t working, you can restart the iPhone to fix a software glitch that might be hindering the flashlight functionality.

Still left with some doubts or queries? Do comment, and we will happily respond.

  • Dhvanesh

    The founder of iGeeksBlog, Dhvanesh, is an Apple aficionado, who cannot stand even a slight innuendo about Apple products. He dons the cap of editor-in-chief to make sure that articles match the quality standard before they are published.

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