The iPhone 5 is such a versatile little device that it can replace a number of different electronics that you may have used before. But you can also take advantage of some of the parts of the iPhone 5 in interesting ways that allow them to function in a more practical capacity. One of the iPhone parts with another application is the camera flash. You might have noticed that it is very bright when you are taking a picture, but there is a way to use that light as a flashlight in iOS 7.
Where is the Flashlight on the iPhone 5?
Note that this method is going to require you to have iOS 7 installed on your iPhone. If you aren’t sure which version of iOS is currently on your phone, you can read this article to learn how to find out. If you still have iOS 6 on your iPhone and do not want to update to IOS 7, then you will need to download one of the third-party flashlight apps from the App Store. But if you have iOS 7 you can follow the steps below to start using your iPhone as a flashlight.
Step 1: Swipe up from the bottom border of your iPhone screen. You can do this from any of the home screens, or from the lock screen.
Step 2: There should now be a menu displayed that is called the Control Center. Your screen should look similar to the image below.
Step 3: Touch the flashlight icon at the bottom-left corner of the screen to start using the flashlight. Touch the icon again when you are ready to turn the flashlight off.
iOS 7 has another great feature that allows you to block callers from your device. Read this article to learn how to start using the call blocking feature on your iPhone.
Kermit Matthews is a freelance writer based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with more than a decade of experience writing technology guides. He has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Computer Science and has spent much of his professional career in IT management.
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