iOS 7 used a lot of different features to promote how significant of an upgrade it was over the previous version of iOS, but perhaps one of the most useful things that it included is a flashlight. There have always been a number of flashlight apps available in the App Store for free, but iOS now has its’ own, and it is accessible from a convenient location.
So if you were excited to try out the iOS 7 flashlight and are having difficulty finding it, you can follow the steps outlined below.
Where is the Flashlight in iOS 7 on the iPhone 5?
iOS 6 on your iPhone 5 had certain elements that were accessible by pulling up or down from within an app or on a home screen, but iOS 7 has really embraced that feature as a design concept. It makes a lot of sense, too, because you rarely make that gesture unless it is intentional, and having it be something that you can do at almost anytime means that certain features are rarely out of reach. The flashlight is included on one of these menus, so continue reading below to learn how to find and use the flashlight on your iPhone 5.
Step 1: Press your Home button or power button to wake the phone. You can also be on your home screen if your phone is already unlocked. We are going to proceed with this tutorial from the perspective of a phone that is not on the lock screen, but this will also work without unlocking your device.
Step 2: Swipe up from the bottom black border of your screen.
Step 2: Touch the flashlight icon at the bottom-left corner of this menu.
The iPhone 5 will use the flash on the back of your phone as the flash. To turn off the flashlight, simply press the flashlight button again.
Your iPhone 5 has a level in iOS 7 as well. Click here to learn how to find the level in iOS 7.
Matthew Burleigh has been writing tech tutorials since 2008. His writing has appeared on dozens of different websites and been read over 50 million times.
After receiving his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Computer Science he spent several years working in IT management for small businesses. However, he now works full time writing content online and creating websites.
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