There are many times when you might have accidentally switched the flashlight on, on your iPhone and it is indeed very annoying. This often happens when you keep your iPhone in your pocket or are swiping up the lock screen to open something and then boom! your flashlight is turned on.
Shortcuts are very useful. However, sometimes they do not work very well. In this article, we have got you covered on how to prevent the accidental turning on of the flashlight on your iPhone.
What we cover
Removing Flashlight from iPhone Lock Screen
The newer models of iPhone come with two shortcuts on the lock screen: the camera and the flashlight. These shortcuts are useful in case of emergencies but can cause a headache when not used properly.
Easy as it may sound, there is no way you can remove the flashlight shortcut from the lock screen of your iPhone. It is one of the default features starting from the iPhone X that has been put into the newer models of iPhones as well. With many new updates coming up in the iPhone series, sometimes users want some of the updates to be removed. The flashlight shortcut available on the lock screen of your iPhone is one such example.
There is no way in which you can completely remove the flashlight shortcut from your iPhone lock screen. But, there are a few settings that you may alter to avoid turning the flashlight on, accidentally. Additionally, you can also disable the flashlight from the lock screen of your iPhone.
How to Turn off the Flashlight on iPhone
There are two ways in which you can turn off the flashlight if you have turned it on by accident. You must note that the following methods only help in turning off the flashlight and do not remove the shortcut from the lock screen of your iPhone.
Turn off Flashlight by Telling Siri
You must have the voice assistant feature of Siri active on your iPhone, then you simply need to instruct Siri by saying “hey Siri, please turn off the flashlight.” Likewise, if you may instruct Siri to turn the flashlight on, by simply saying so. It is an easy process and does not take time.
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Use the Control Center to Turn off the Flashlight
You can navigate to the Control Center so that you may manually turn off the flashlight. In the Control Center
, locate the Flashlight icon and tap on it to turn it off. Similarly, you can tap on it to turn it on.
How to Disable Flashlight
As mentioned earlier, there are no methods in which you can remove the Flashlight shortcut from your iPhone lock screen. However, there are some ways in which you can disable the flashlight on your iPhone. If you do this there are less chances of accidentally turning the flashlight on, on your iPhone.
Turning off Raise to Wake
This is one of the features available in the latest versions of iPhone. If you activate this feature, the screen of your iPhone will turn on automatically when you lift it up. This can lead to accidental turning on of your flashlight.
We have put together a step-by-step guide to turn off the Raise to Wake feature. Go stepwise as mentioned below to turn off the Raise to Wake:
- Go to Settings.
- Tap on Display & Brightness.
- Tap on Turn off Raise to Wake.
Turning off Tap to Wake
This is one of the features available in the latest versions of iPhone, similar to the Raise to Wake. There may be times when you tap on your screen accidently and it turns the flashlight on.
We have put together a step-by-step guide to turn off the Tap to Wake feature. Go stepwise as mentioned below to turn off the Tap to Wake:
- Go to Settings.
- Tap on Accessibility.
- Next, tap on Touch.
- Select turn off Tap to Wake.
Can you remove the Flashlight shortcut from your iPhone lock screen?
No, you cannot completely remove the Flashlight shortcut from the lock screen of your iPhone. However, there are certain ways in which you disable a few new features that can help you in reducing the chances of turning the flashlight on, accidently.
Why is there a Flashlight shortcut on my iPhone lock screen?
The flashlight shortcut was added to the iPhone lock screen to provide a better user experience and enhance the utility of the iPhone. It is handy for the users as they can turn on and off the flashlight as and when they need it. This is especially useful in case of emergencies when you need quick access to the flashlight.