WHETHER you call it an iPhone torch or a flashlight, you might be using it wrong.
That’s because there’s a clever setting you may not know about.You can easily adjust the brightness of your iPhone torch[/caption]
It’s actually possible to adjust the brightness of the flashlight.
So if you’re really struggling, you can set it to maximum brightness.
Or you can reduce it if you simply need a dim light in the darkness.
First, make sure you’ve updated to the latest iOS.
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Do this by going to Settings > General > Software Update.
Then you’ll need to open the Control Centre.
But if you’re on an iPhone with a Home button, swipe up from the bottom instead.
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Then simply tap and hold on the torch icon until a slider appears.
You can drag your finger up or down to change the brightness level.
Another iPhone flashlight trick
That’s not the only Apple iPhone torch trick that you need to know about.
There’s a little-known hack to quickly shut off your iPhone torch.
You can already turn off the torch from the lockscreen, with a long-press of the torch logo.
However, there’s an even faster way to get this done.
If you notice your torch is on, just swipe from the right to the left on your lockscreen.
You don’t even need to fully swipe – just drag the screen a very small way.
This will activate the camera, but not fully open it.
And that process automatically shuts off the torch.
If that wasn’t enough, there’s another iPhone flashlight trick to learn.
Your iPhone borrows a bunch of Siri commands from the Harry Potter universe.
And one of them turns the iPhone’s flashlight on.
Fans will remember the spell “Lumos” – which in the Harry Potter universe lights the end of a witch or wizards wand.
It allows characters to see in the dark and was used by Potter himself in “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”.
You can cast the spell yourself back in the world of muggles by activating Siri on an iPhone and saying “Lumos” to turn your gadget’s flashlight on.
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Lumos is not the only spell that works on iPhone.
Activating Siri and saying “Nox”, the wand-extinguishing charm, will turn the torch off.
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