There are several reasons why you may want to turn off the flashlight on your iPhone 11. First, it can be annoying and drain your battery.
Second, it can cause embarrassment if you accidentally turn it on in public.
One of the ways Apple keeps the flashlight icon on the lock screen is to keep you from accidentally turning it on when you pick up your iPhone.
How to Turn On
If you’ve ever needed to use the flashlight on an iPhone in a dark situation, like an emergency or a movie theater, then you know how handy this feature can be. However, you may not be aware of all the ways to quickly turn it on and off without having to open Control Center or use Siri.
Apple has added a handful of quick shortcuts to convert your iPhone into a flashlight, and one of them is located right on the Lock screen. All you need to do is tap to wake up your phone and press hard on the flashlight icon that appears in the lower left corner of the screen.
It’s a handy way to instantly turn on your flashlight, and you can even set it up so that when you tap two times on the back of your iPhone, it will automatically switch on the light. You can also add it to Shortcuts so that you can easily run it from the Lock screen or iOS Today View.
How to Turn Off
If you find yourself using the flashlight on your iPhone 11 often, you may want to turn it off so that your battery doesn’t drain as quickly. Luckily, there are several ways to do this.
One way is to use a shortcut that’s available on the lock screen of your device. To use this shortcut, simply tap to wake your phone and press hard on the Flashlight icon in the lower left corner of the screen.
Another option is to use the Control Center. If you have an iPhone with Face ID, swipe down from the top of the screen to open this quick menu of shortcuts.
You’ll see a flashlight shortcut among other icons, and you can tap on it to turn it on or off. You can also adjust the brightness of the flashlight by adjusting the slider in this menu.
This is a great feature for when you need to find something in a dark place without having to dig through your pocket or purse. It’s even useful when you have a power outage or when you need to see under the couch.
However, it can be a little bit of a hassle to open the Control Center every time you want to turn off your iPhone’s flashlight. That’s why Apple has added a couple of quick shortcuts to the lock screen, which you can access by tapping to wake up your phone and pressing hard on the flashlight icon.
These shortcuts are a convenient way to turn on your iPhone’s flashlight whenever you need it, especially in emergency situations. They don’t require you to unlock your device and can be accessed by anyone, even those who haven’t unlocked their phones.
How to Adjust the Brightness
It’s a frustrating situation when you’re in a dark room and the flashlight on your iPhone just isn’t bright enough. But luckily there’s actually a way to adjust the brightness of your flashlight on an iPhone 11, and it won’t impact other apps that use the flash, either!
To change the brightness of your flashlight, you’ll need to access the Control Center. Swipe up from an app screen to open the Control Center, and press hard on the flashlight tile. This works because of “3D touch,” a feature that lets your device register how hard you tap on the screen and allow you to take nuanced actions.
You’ll then see a flashlight icon on the left side of the screen, with a five-segment slider that you can tap and slide up or down to alter the brightness level. The top segment is the maximum, while each one below it is dimmer.
Once you’ve set the brightness, press and hold the flashlight icon again to turn it on. You can also double-tap or triple-tap the icon to turn it off if necessary.
How to Remove the Flashlight
The flashlight feature is a handy one on an iPhone 11, and it can be useful when you’re caught in a dark place or when you want to find something quickly. However, if you don’t want to keep the flashlight on, there are several different ways to remove it from your iPhone 11.
You can turn off the flashlight by swiping up from the bottom of the screen and tapping the Control Center icon. If you don’t want to open the Control Center, you can also remove the flashlight from your iPhone by swiping up from the lock screen and tapping the “Flashlight” icon opposite the camera button.
This is a very straightforward solution, and you can do it with just a little effort. The trick is to wake up the screen, and swipe very slightly left as if you were going to open the camera app. Your phone doesn’t realize that you’re swiping, and so it turns off the flashlight instead.
Alternatively, you can add a quick shortcut to the flashlight on your iPhone’s Control Center. This will make it a lot easier to use in an emergency, but be aware that you can’t change the flashlight’s shortcut after it’s been added.