iPhone Flashlight too Dim? How to Make It Brighter or Dimmer

Is your iPhone flashlight too dim? Or too bright?. Whether you want low light or bright light, all you need to do to turn the brightness down or up on your iPhone flashlight is to use 3D Touch. let's get started learning how.

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The Flashlight brightness settings are accessed on your iPhone from Control Center:

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  • Swipe down from the upper-right corner of your display to open Control Center on an iPhone X.

  • Swipe up from the bottom of the screen to open the Control Center for earlier iPhones.

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  • 3D Touch the flashlight icon.

  • A display pops up that allows you to control light level; tap the brightness desired. The lowest bar turns the flashlight on, each successive bar makes the flashlight brighter until the top bar, which indicates maximum light level.

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  • Exit the brightness controls by tapping anywhere on the screen outside of the controls.
  • Tap the flashlight icon to turn it off.


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