Dating back to the dawn of iOS 7, it was me telling my friends that the iPhone has its own flash light available. Due to me being late on the iOS 7 upgrade, it was then me who starting searching the app store for a decent light to use after everybody I knew was already walking around switching theirs on and off at will like a toy. I did find many, even one emitting a LED light, however, I didn’t realize there was a native app already pre-installed in the software itself that gives off a “good enough” torch as it is. Now I know why everybody is using it so easily.

At this time of the year, it’s a feature you don’t want to be without. More often that not, it requires some extra walking in one’s daily routine, and some of that will likely come of a night-time.

Getting it done:

Enter the control center by opening up from the lock screen and any page that the apps are on perform a swipe gesture upwards starting from the bottom of the screen. This will now expose some options, one of them is the torch/flashlight.

Turn it on by pressing the icon positioned on the far left hand side. Now wait for the iPhone to lock so it needs a password or a fingerprint scanner to open again. It should now display a little camera icon in the bottom right hand corner. This can now be pressed to turn the flashlight on and off.

It may sound simple, but that camera icon is not usually for doing this at all. It’s just that the camera has to bypass the torch in order for it to work, so when you press it, it will also turn off the light. There’s nothing wrong with performing this operation, and it doesn’t cause any harm to anything what-so-ever.

The control center itself was only first introduced in iOS 7. As there were heaps of new features introduced Apple decided to create an entirely new and separate place for them instead of cramming the already existing area.

It offers an easy way to get to all of your settings, plus adjusting the screen brightness has never been easier. And to make it even better, it is now separate from the notification center that is well-occupied.