How to Turn Off the Camera Flash on the iPhone 7

Are you trying to take a picture in a dark environment, or someplace that explicitly forbids flash photography, but you can’t figure out how to turn off the flash on your iPhone 7? Fortunately it is something that you are able to do, though the method for doing so might be a little unfamiliar if you have never had to adjust the flash on your iPhone camera before.

Our quick how-to guide below will show you where to find the flash option in the iPhone Camera app so that you can turn the flash on or off as needed.


How to Disable the iPhone 7 Camera Flash

The steps in this guide were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus, in iOS 10.2. The camera flash can be turned on or off as needed.

Step 1: Open the Camera app.

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Step 2: Tap the lightning bolt icon at the top-left of the screen.

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Step 3: Select the Off option at the top of the screen to disable the camera flash on your iPhone.

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You will know that the camera flash is turned off when there is a diagonal line through the lightning bolt icon. The iPhone camera flash is disabled in the picture below.

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One other interesting aspect of the iPhone camera flash is its ability to function as a flashlight. And your iPhone has a flashlight that is available by default, without requiring you to download any additional apps. Learn how to use the flashlight on an iPhone and start taking advantage of this handy tool today.