Flashlight Missing from Control Center on iPhone? How to Get It Back

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If you've recently noticed that the flashlight is missing from the Control Center, there's no need to worry. Your iPhone light is still available, and it's easy to place it back into the Control Center with your other quick-access icons.

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To get the flashlight back in your iPhone Control Center:

  1. Open the Settings app.

    iphone xr control center
  2. Select Control Center.

    flashlight on iphone
  3. Scroll down to the More Controls list.
  4. Tap the green + icon next to Flashlight.

    flashlight settings
  5. This will add Flashlight to the Included Controls list so it will appear in your Control Center.
  6. Swipe down from the top-right corner of your screen to open the Control Center, where you'll now see the Flashlight icon. (If your iPhone has a Home button, you'll swipe up from the bottom of the screen instead)

    control center on iPhone

Another benefit of having the flashlight in the Control Center is that you can now long press the flashlight icon and an option will appear to adjust the brightness of the light! This quick-access option brings another layer of convenience to one of the most popular iPhone features.

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Conner Carey's writing can be found at conpoet.com. She is currently writing a book, creating lots of content, and writing poetry via @conpoet on Instagram. She lives in an RV full-time with her mom, Jan and dog, Jodi as they slow-travel around the country.