How to Turn Off the Flashlight on the iPhone 5

Your iPhone 5 received a flashlight function when you updated to iOS 7. It is a very useful feature that is easy to enable. You can even turn on the flashlight without unlocking your home screen.

The flashlight uses the camera flash on the back of the device, which can also be configured as a notification option.

But if you have not used the flashlight before and it was turned on either by another person or by accident, then it might be difficult to turn it off. You can follow our short guide below to learn how turn off the iPhone 5’s flashlight.

Turning Off the iPhone Flashlight

The steps below were performed on an iPhone 5 that is running the iOS 7 version of the operating system. You can learn how to update to iOS 7 here. Earlier versions of iOS did not include a default flashlight, so you will need to find the third-party flashlight app that is turned on and turn off that flashlight app instead.

This tutorial will assume that your iPhone flashlight is already on. Note, however, that the method for both turning on the flashlight and turning it off are the same, so you can also use the steps below to turn on the flashlight, if you so choose.

Step 1: Press the Home button under your iPhone screen to display your lock screen. If your iPhone screen is already on, then you can skip this step.

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Step 2: Swipe up from the bottom of the screen to display the Control Center.

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Step 3: Touch the flashlight icon to turn off the flashlight.

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Now that you know how to turn off the flashlight on the iPhone 5, you will be able to stop it from shining if you had previously enabled it purposely or by accident.

In addition to a flashlight, you can also use your iPhone 5 as a level. This is a really helpful feature that does a good job of using the iPhone’s built-in accelerometer.