You can use the flashlight on your iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, or iPhone 14 Pro Max to light up your surroundings. There are a few ways to quickly turn the iPhone 14 flashlight on, or off, and we’ll show you how to do that in this guide.
If you’re a long-time iPhone user, you probably know how to do this, but perhaps you simply need a reminder. If you recently switched from an extremely old iPhone to an iPhone 14 or if you switched from Android to iOS, you may not know how the iPhone 14’s flashlight works.
You don’t need to download any apps or updates to use the iPhone 14’s flashlight, you just need to know where to look on the lock screen and/or get more familiar with Siri and Control Center.
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How to Quickly Turn iPhone 14 Flashlight On
There are a few different ways to turn the iPhone 14’s flashlight on and off. You can also use Control Center to adjust the flashlight’s brightness.
In this guide we’ll show you how to quickly turn your iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, or iPhone 14 Pro Max’s flashlight on or off so that you can use it whenever you need to light up a dark space.
How to Turn iPhone 14 Flashlight On From the Lock Screen
Perhaps the quickest way to turn your iPhone 14’s flashlight on, or off, is by using the toggle located on your device’s lock screen.
To do this, head to your iPhone 14’s lock screen and look down at the bottom left corner. There, you’ll see a flashlight icon. If you hard press it, the flashlight icon will fill in and the LED flash on the backside of your device will light up illuminating your surroundings.
If you want to quickly turn your iPhone 14’s flashlight off, return to the lock screen and hard press the flashlight icon again to shut it off.
How to Turn iPhone 14 Flashlight On From Control Center
Another way to quickly turn your iPhone 14 flashlight on or off is by using Control Center. Control Center is the menu that pops up when you swipe down from the upper-right corner of your iPhone 14’s display. Here’s how to use Control Center:
- Swipe down from the upper-right corner of the display.
- Tap the flashlight icon.
- If you want to turn the flashlight off, head into Control Center and tap the icon again.
If you don’t see a flashlight icon in Control Center, you need to add it to the menu. To do that, go into your Settings app, tap Control Center, and tap the green plus symbol next to Flashlight.
You can also remove Flashlight from Control Center by tapping the red minus symbol.
How to Turn iPhone 14 Flashlight On Using Siri
If you’re comfortable using Siri on your iPhone 14, you can use it to turn your device’s flashlight on or off.
Siri is the iPhone’s digital assistant and you can use voice commands to make it perform a variety of tasks including turning the flashlight on or off.
You can use a variety of phrases though we suggest keeping it simple with “Hey Siri, turn on the flashlight” or “Hey Siri, turn off the flashlight.”
How to Change iPhone 14 Flashlight Brightness
You can’t adjust the brightness of the iPhone 14 flashlight on the lock screen, but you can adjust it via Control Center.
Swipe down from the upper-right corner of your iPhone 14’s display to bring up Control Center. Press and hold down on the flashlight icon. From here you can drag up or down on the slider to adjust the flashlight’s brightness.
Install iOS 17.1.2 for Better Security
If security is important to you, and you missed older versions of iOS 17, think about installing Apple's iOS 17.1.2 update right away.
iOS 17.1.2 has two security patches on board. Both are related to WebKit. If you want to learn more, you can do so right here.
If you skipped an older version of iOS, you'll get fixes from the updates you missed when you upgrade to iOS 17.1.2.
iOS 17.1 brought 18 security fixes to iPhone. It addressed issues within Weather, Status Bar, WebKit, and more.
iOS 17.0.3 brought two patches for two security issues Apple identified within the software. If you want to read about the patches, head here.
iOS 17.0.1 delivered three important patches to iPhone. If you're interested in the exact nature of these improvements, you can read about them over on Apple's security website.
As for iOS 17 itself, it brought 40+ new security patches with it. A staggering number to say the least. If you want to learn more about them, head over to Apple.
In addition to those patches, iOS 17 brings some additional enhancements to privacy and security including improvements to Communication Safety beyond Messages.
It now includes content sent by AirDrop, Contact Posters in the Phone app, FaceTime, and the systemwide photo picker. You now have an option to blur out sensitive photos and videos before you choose to view them.
There's also an expanded Lockdown Mode which will help protect you against cyber attacks.
Apple's also improved sharing permissions and you now have more control over what you share with the apps on your device.
The company also notes that starting in iOS 17, Voice Memos encrypts the titles of recordings stored in iCloud, in addition to the recordings themselves.
If you skipped older versions of iOS, you'll get the security patches from those updates with your iOS 17.1.2 update as well.
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