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How to turn the flashlight on or off on the iPhone 14

Let there be light.
January 10, 2023

It’s really useful and productive having a flashlight on your phone. It makes your phone a bit like a Swiss army knife. You never know when you will need a flashlight, and when you do need one, you merely have to whip the phone out to illuminate your situation. So it is handy to be reminded how to turn the flashlight on and off quickly. Here’s how to do it on the iPhone 14, Apple’s latest and greatest.

Read more: Apple iPhone 14 buyer’s guide — everything you need to know


There are three ways to turn the flashlight on and off on the iPhone 14. The first is via the Control Center, the second is from the lock screen, and the third is by asking your lovely assistant Siri to do it for you. You can also easily adjust the brightness of your flashlight if it is too bright or not bright enough.


Use the iPhone’s flashlight from the Control Center

If you’re already on the unlocked home screen, you can turn the iPhone 14 flashlight on by accessing Control Center and tapping the flashlight icon. Swipe down from the battery icon in the top-right corner to open Control Center. Tap the flashlight icon once to turn it on and again to turn it off.

If the flashlight icon is not there, go to Settings > Control Center and enable the flashlight. My screen says Torch because it is in British English.

Using the flashlight from the lock screen

If your iPhone screen is protected by a passcode, you may find it more convenient and much quicker to access the flashlight from the lock screen.

At the bottom left of the lock screen is a flashlight icon — you just need to long-press it with the tip of your finger to switch it on (a slight haptic buzz will tell you when to release your finger.) Repeating the process turns the flashlight off.

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Asking Siri to turn your flashlight on or off

asking siri to turn on flashlight iphone 14

The third option is to ask your lovely, highly skilled assistant, Siri. She’ll do anything if you ask her nicely and say please to her. Obviously, she will also turn the flashlight off again for you if you ask her nicely and say please again. She likes good manners.

How to adjust the iPhone flashlight brightness

If you decide the iPhone 14 flashlight brightness is too much or too little, you can adjust it accordingly.

  • Swipe down from the battery icon at the top of the screen to open Control Center.
  • Tap the flashlight icon and hold it down with your finger. At the same time, move your finger up or down to increase or decrease the brightness.
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