How to Use Siri to Turn Your Flashlight on iPhone On & Off (2023)

"Hey Siri, turn off my flashlight" and other ways to use voice control on your iPhone flashlight.

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Your iPhone's flashlight is one of its most simple, yet useful, features, and through the years it's gotten easier and more convenient to use. In current versions of iOS, you can simply ask Siri to turn your flashlight on and off for you.

We've already gone over how to turn your iPhone's flashlight on and off from the Control Center, so now let's get started learning the easiest way to turn on your iPhone flashlight. 

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

"Hey Siri, Turn On My Flashlight"

It's just about that simple, but if you're unfamiliar with Siri voice controls, follow this short walkthrough and test it out to get a feel for how it works, and be sure to sign up for our free Tip of the Day newsletter for more easy guides on the features of your iPhone.

  1. Activate Siri with the Side button for iPhones X and later, or the Home button for earlier models. Just press and hold the button. You can also say "Hey Siri" if you have this feature turned on.

    Lock screen with Siri activated.
  2. Now, tell Siri "turn on flashlight" to turn your iPhone's flashlight on.

    Lockscreen with Siri message saying "OK, I turned Flashlight on."
  3. To turn it back off, repeat step 1 and then tell Siri, "turn off flashlight."

    Lockscreen with Siri message saying "OK, I turned Flashlight off."
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Leanne Hays

Leanne Hays is a Feature Writer at iPhone Life, and has written hundreds of in-depth how-to and troubleshooting articles. She's a former Associate Editor for iPhone Life magazine, and has written for the Iowa Source, as well as web content for education marketing. Leanne has an associate's degree in education, with a focus on curriculum development, as well as a bachelor's degree in science. She has over nine years of experience with SEO, social media management, and web development and writing. Despite years of web work, Leanne is by no means an early adapter; she's only owned a smartphone for five years, which makes her highly sympathetic to the learning curve of new iPhone owners. She enjoys making reader's lives easier and putting her education experience to work by walking them through the most practical ways to use Apple devices, step-by-step.

In off-work hours, Leanne is a mother of two, homesteader, audiobook fanatic, musician, and learning enthusiast.